took to Twitter to apologise this week afterfailing to turn up at the Rockefeller Center
to tape her performance for theannual Christmas tree lighting ceremony
. Mariah was scheduled to appear on Tuesday evening topre-record All I Want For Christmas
ahead of Wednesday’s live show – but after hours of waiting, event organisers wereforced to send fans home
without seeing the star.
, Mariah was at her New York hotel on the phone to her lawyers discussing herimpending divorce from Nick Cannon
. "Last night's situation was beyond my control
," the songstress explained on her Twitter account. "I apologise to all that showed up, you know that I would never want to disappoint you.
"You've kept me here, in your hearts, and I keep you in mine always." She later posted a photo of herself getting ready for the event. Missing Tuesday's pre-recording meant Mariah made her appearance the following day,performing live
at the lighting ceremony. She didn't disappoint. Glamorous in a plunging red gown that clung to her curves, she sang her famous single to a crowd of thousands as she opened the festive extravaganza.