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VIRAL CLIP OF STEVIE WONDER PRESENTING MARIAH CAREY WITH AN AWARD HAS THE INTERNET IN A FRENZY

VIRAL CLIP OF STEVIE WONDER PRESENTING MARIAH CAREY WITH AN AWARD HAS THE INTERNET IN A FRENZY
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VIRAL CLIP OF STEVIE WONDER PRESENTING MARIAH CAREY WITH AN AWARD HAS THE INTERNET IN A FRENZY

VIRAL CLIP OF STEVIE WONDER PRESENTING MARIAH CAREY WITH AN AWARD HAS THE INTERNET IN A FRENZY

As outsiders, we all gaze from the outside looking in at the star-studded micro-events that come with the Grammys.

Whether it's the Roc Nation brunch or an afterparty teeming with celebs, the glitz and the glamour keeps our eyes glued to every moment.

This includes the Black Music Collective ceremony, which is hosted by The Recording Academy ahead of the Grammys.

This event hosted a range of iconic Black musicians, including Busta Rhymes, Lenny Kravitz, Quavo, and H.E.R.

One key moment of the event was when Stevie Wonder made a surprise appearance to honour his longtime friend and R&B superstar, Mariah Carey.

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Wonder delivered a heartfelt speech praising the Fantasy singer for her contributions to the music industry, saying:

"I thank you for your heart, consistent spirit of love that you show. I’m here because I do love you, forever, and I just want to say this to you,”

However, fans were quick to point out that the exchange between Carey and Wonder was less than comfortable.

The video shows Mariah joining Wonder on the stage before greeting him with an embrace.

Things appear to take a turn after the hug, where some fans speculated whether Mariah had intentionally removed Stevie's hand from her shoulder.

Shortly after, Stevie slightly loses his balance and tries to grab hold of something on stage in order to find his bearings.

He then reached out for a nearby microphone with the intention of handing it to Mariah, but she had already walked past him by this point and had found a different microphone.

This was clearly an unfortunate misunderstanding, however, social media is up in arms about the aftermath which saw Stevie Wonder still holding the microphone out for Mariah, even after she had already begun her speech using another microphone.

Eventually, a man on stage tried to assist Wonder by taking the mic from his extended hand, but Stevie was not letting go of that mic.

Bear in mind, this is all happening while Mariah Carey, who is none the wiser, giving a speech gushing over how much she appreciates Stevie Wonder.

In her speech, Carey said: "I can’t even remark on what just happened,” “Does anyone realize this is Stevie Wonder?”

She then went on to reiterate her appreciation for the Master Blaster singer, before shouting "THANK YOU STEVIE WONDERRRR".


Mariah continued: “When I first started in the music business, I was often told to ‘conform’ to certain expectations. I was not encouraged to focus on my love for Black music,”

Although this viral moment generated a lot of noise, it still does not take away from the talented Black artists who were being honoured at this event.

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