Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve Hot Tea Moment Just Became 2018's First Meme

"I'm going to be like everybody else, with no hot tea."

Mariah Hot Tea
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Mariah Carey returned to the stage at New Year's Rockin' Eve to see in 2018, and her performance was incredible. It was a major improvement on last year's show, which was widely panned as disastrous (opens in new tab). It's safe to say that Mariah was back with aplomb, but there was just one thing missing: hot tea.

In a bizarre discussion before she started, Mariah lamented the fact that there was no hot tea for her drink on stage. She said, "They told me there would be tea. Oh, it's a disaster. Okay, well, we'll just have to rough it. I'm going to be like everybody else, with no hot tea." We're all just trying to make it through life without some hot tea, after all.

In case you missed it, here's Mariah asking for some hot tea before her New Year's Eve performance:

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And here are some of the best memes that immediately sprung up on the internet:

1. I pronounce this the first meme of 2018.

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2. Just look at that clenched fist.

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3. Kermit's a thief.

Luckily, Mariah found her hot tea later on:

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Despite not having her much needed hot tea before the performance, Mariah gave a stellar show. But it's safe to say that Mariah's hot tea moment will never be forgotten, and will now be remembered as the meme that saw in 2018.

Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper's BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.