New York’s Newsday reported on the superstar’s performance at Madison Square Garden:
Appearing on a highly stylized, Art Deco stage set, Mariah Carey kicked off her sold-out concert Wednesday night with “It’s Like That,” from her blockbuster new album, “The Emancipation of Mimi.” Clearly, one thing Carey has been emancipated from is her clothes. Even by Carey’s standards, her outfit was revealing: black, bikini-style lingerie wrapped in a sheer, billowing cape and high heels to match. Carey has been promising spectacle on this tour, and she obviously meant to deliver. The concert marked the first of three area dates for Carey (she’s scheduled to play Continental Airlines Arena Sunday and Jones Beach on Sept. 3).
It’s pretty cool to see Mariah outlasting various pop star upstarts and music fads throughout the many years of her very successful career, but seriously. Mariah, when are you going to stop dressing like you’re a slutty 16-year old trying to get Daddy’s attention? Even X-tina has packed up her ass-less chaps in storage.
More photos of Mariah Carey performing with Jay-Z at Madison Square Garden after the jump.
Written by Lisa Timmons