Quote of the Day: Mariah Carey Remarks On Kelly Rowland’s Tribute To Her

Published: Sunday 15th Jan 2012 by Sam

When news broke of Kelly Rowland being chosen to tribute Mariah Carey at last night’s BET Honors, fans and critics alike had plenty to say.

However, amidst the expected debate, there’s one person who Rowland’s performance was of particular importance to – Mariah herself.

The songbird hand-picked the ‘Motivation’ singer to perform her 1995 classic ‘Fantasy’. And while the masses will have to wait until February 13th to see how the Destiny’s Child alum fared, 41 year old Mimi has given her two cents on how Ms. Kelly held up.

Her comments after the jump…

Writing on Twitter, Carey said:

@KELLYROWLAND Dear Kelly, thank you so much for the a+++mazing tribute at the BET honors last night.

@KELLYROWLAND I can’t wait for your fans to see how great you were. You’ve no idea how much I appreciate you. x0x0


…and there, my friends, you have it.

Tune in to the BET honors on February 13th at 9pm

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  1. williNalli January 15, 2012


  2. MichaelAngelo January 15, 2012

    Go Kell’s!

  3. jay January 15, 2012

    Yessss! everyones saying Kelly killed it and now from Mimi’s mouth herself! cant wait to watch it! Big fan of Mariah and Kelly!

  4. MISHKA January 15, 2012

    Give the mic to Lil’ Roc LOL !!!!

  5. Anthony P. January 15, 2012

    She has came up so much! I see a bright future ahead of her.

  6. C-mo January 15, 2012

    YAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! I’m so excited! Kelly’s been coming to hard!

  7. Quanberg January 15, 2012

    Can’t wait to see the performamce Kelly is gonna slayyyyy !!!

  8. Lebo(CaribbeanBOi) January 15, 2012

    GO KELLZ !!! She’s such a STAR …. When the show airs haters are gonna say she did this and that, but who cares what they think Mariah hand picked her and she wow Mariah ..

    LOVE U KELLY !!!

  9. Oh please!!!!!!!!! January 15, 2012

    The fact that you cant see the sarcasm in those tweets is remarkable.

    1st of all, Mariah only knows Kelly’s name because Beyonce probably asked Mariah (her neighbour) for a favour. 2nd “can’t wait for YOUR fans”? why not say “can’t wait for everyone” because she knows that no one else could give a about that section of the tribute, all none bias viewers will pay it. Notice the “x0x0” lol. Mariah is one of the slickest chicks and has that white girl passive aggressive mixed with her some serious Diva shade.

  10. WHUT January 15, 2012

    What did Kelly Flopland sing?

  11. I’m hold out no hopeOh the shade January 15, 2012

    Mariahs a shady ass broad. She chose Kelly for one reason and that’s simply because she wanted someone that would not show her up, hence no obvious picks like Melanie “A bore”u, Le “yawn” a Lewis or X Tina. I for one will be turning in (if at all) to watch the Stevie tributes, the gorgeous Luke James and Ledisi as I heard they smashed it. I hold out little hope for Kelly after seeing pictures of her pulling faces and jumping around like a knob.

  12. queenposh January 15, 2012

    kelly killed it… loads of pple said it… haters take several seats..

  13. BOOGIE BEEESH January 15, 2012


  14. muni January 15, 2012

    Kelly Rowland!!!!!!!

  15. chil January 15, 2012

    HAHA look at the haters trying to justify in lies to support their bitter and distasteful lives…so sad..nonetheless..congrats kelly!!! i knew you were going to SLAY

  16. Aunt Jackie January 15, 2012

    Bad Bish! Love her!

  17. JohnVidal January 15, 2012

    I want to see it!!!
    But Mariah is nice (she´s not Madonna) so I didn´t expect any other thing from her and about her own tribute. Also I know Kelly adores Mariah and always tried to support her albums, so Mariah chosing her is logic. Also, there was Patti Label so for people saying Mariah picked Kelly cos she can´t outsing her is not valid… Patti has such a strong voice and what a range whether you like that voice or not (me not much)

  18. trucie January 15, 2012

    What is sweet thing to say. I will only tune in to see kelly rowland. after that changing the channel.

  19. Roman January 15, 2012

    Hold Up Kelly Flopland has fans. The delusional few that actually think she’s gotta foot in this industry. I believe that’s why mental institutions were designed. Bye b****

  20. Theman January 15, 2012

    Haters, haters haters, Kelly more than likely did ana amazing job, and she got her gist. Nobody was gonna stand MC up. So save that bs for somebody else. It seemed like a great show. Congrats to Mariah & Kelly.

  21. Tophot January 15, 2012

    So much haters, dam Kelly has a career compared to your boring hating life’s, you haters are just a bunch of no bodies hating on a successful person, behind your computer, who you’ve never met, who is famous. You people are pathetic.

  22. BAA January 15, 2012

    @Oh Please…STFU!!!….@Whut….Girl please Get A Life, with ur Miserable no life a***. U just mad Kelly got more talent n her pinky than that H***** w**** u stan for. Anyway I Cant Wait to see Ms. Kelly Destroy BET Honors. I told bishes a year ago to watch for Ms.Kelly because she will be 2nd to Beyonce n Commanding the Stage! Her upcoming album will slay Bishes lives!!!

  23. BAA January 15, 2012

    Lmao…..Somebody Rihtarted stans mad that nobody is asking their fav to honor them n song lmao. Dont nobody wont no untalented s*** performing and butchering up their classics. All Riwhore is good at is stripping and showing her nasty infected v***** on stage. Nobody will ever b asking that s*** to perform their classics.

  24. Gus January 15, 2012

    Mimi has big heart!!! Cant wait to see kelly singing FANTASY!!!!

  25. Stylez January 15, 2012

    WHy dont u h*** stfu about Rihanna this post is about Mariah and Kelly if Rihanna is so untalented and all you say why is her name like a d*** in ur mouth all the f****** time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. ThankMeLater January 15, 2012

    awwww that was so nicce I honestly can’t wait! Kelly is just killing itt <3 And please Ritard stans shut up. Kelly can sing and out dance your fav every sec of every hour of the day.

  27. Anne January 15, 2012

    What did you expect her to say? Her response was generic with a minimum level of emotion. I also noticed how she limited it to Kelly’s fans as if they are the only ones who will really appreciate the performance and be impressed.

  28. angela wesley January 15, 2012

    Most of these haters of Kelly are obessed Beyonce stan that are mad
    because she is not int the limelight right now. Michele was there too, but
    none said anything negative about her. Oh Please get your facts straight
    she ask for Kelly to be there, just like she ashed Patti
    Jennifer Hubson. I think that Mariah wanted to showcase
    talent from the old generation to the new generation.

  29. lyric commander lee January 15, 2012

    my chick better work!

  30. Prince84 January 15, 2012

    I attended and I must say Kelly did an amazing job and had the crowd on their feet…Patti finished the tribute with Hero, but Kelly was def on her A+++ Game last night…..

  31. Girrrl January 15, 2012

    I’m just glad.MC got.a.tribute.

    Sidenote isn’t it funny that Beyonce stans see nothing wrong with calling Rihanna stans rihtards even though that pokes fun at mentally retarded people who can’t help but get offended when they are called bee h** a disease that is preventable?

  32. why you mad? January 15, 2012

    Dang I keep hearing that she killed it too. I can’t wait to see the performance myself. Congrats to Kelly. Haters fall back. Lol

  33. 80sbaby January 15, 2012

    Thanks for the inside info Prince84! I’m sooo looking forward to seeing this performance.

  34. I’ma have to send her to her maker January 15, 2012

    I didn’t watch the honors but gonna youtube it soon as I can. I know kelly slayed tho!

  35. NICK January 16, 2012


  36. commanderofthedancefloor January 16, 2012

    i came to this to see what mimi said about the performance but behold on the comments people like @baa are obsessed with rihanna!
    hunny we all know how badly you love rihanna you always have her name in your mouth its so funny that you are mad at rihanna who you have probably never met because she is successful!

    she dont need to justify anything her sales speak for themselves! i am not going in on someone so basic!

    go kelly i am not going to watch the show but i will make sure to youtube her performance!

  37. YOOSONDALOOSE January 16, 2012

    Go Mariah, glad she showed love!
    And Go Kelly!

  38. Matty January 16, 2012

    lol I know eh, there is nothing to pick apart here, Kelly F*ckin’ rocked the show, I’ve heard tons about how amazing she did, and then Patti finishing with Hero, i mean epic tribute is an epic tribute.

    Can’t Wait to watch!!!
    Ps. Mariah looks damn fine, as did Miss Rowland!!! D.a.m.n.

  39. said so January 16, 2012

    Can’t haters leave Kelly alone? She is a hard working talented girl. Stop trying to put her down all the time! I’m sick of this! Grow up!

  40. YAAAS BOO! January 16, 2012

    The queen hand picked that flop? o.O She done lost her mind.

  41. Chillin January 16, 2012

    What amazes me now is the ones who slandered Kelly’s name and character in the old post when it was revealed that Kelly was chosen to tribute Mariah Carey are no where to be found..it was ridiculous the amount of hate she received from them…”she is gonig to f*cuk up, she cant do it, she will disgrace Mariah” y’all always try to justify that you aren’t a hater but just stating your opinion..Now that it was PROVEN that she killed the performance from not only Mariah herself but people in the audience..you so called ‘critics’ should now be giving her props and giving credit where it is due.

    If you cant do that..its obvious that you are just a low down dirty distasteful HATER!!

  42. Steph January 16, 2012

    Go Kelly!!!! Who cares what some people think? Keep giving them reasons to talk…slay! 1 love!! BTW Loved watching the KeepItBeween Us Contestants, can’t wait to see who wins!

  43. nanablacc January 16, 2012

    I can’t wait to see the performance! #gokelly

  44. josh January 16, 2012

    I like kelly but she was picked cuz MC didn’t want anyone to sing betta than her…justsaying

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