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Mariah Carey Apologizes For Rockefeller Tree Lighting Drama, Stays True to Promise and Performs Live

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Mariah Carey performs live at the 82nd annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree lighting ceremony  Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Drama! Mariah Carey disappointed fans on Tuesday, Dec. 2, when she failed to show up to pre-tape her performance for the 82nd annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.

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Shortly after TMZ reported that the songstress had held up crew for three hours in freezing rain while reportedly on a phone call about her estranged husband Nick Cannon, Mimi tweeted on Wednesday, Dec. 3: "Last night's situation was beyond my control. I apologize to all that showed up, you know that I would never want to disappoint you."

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Cannon's ex kept her promise however, later tweeting before she finally performed live on Wednesday: "You've kept me here, in your hearts, and I keep you in mine always. We are #lambily! #ThereForMe. I will be opening tonight's live show in Rockefeller center with 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'!!!! Tune in at 8pm on NBC!"

Backstage @ Rockefeller center! See you tonight!! #500Hours #AIWFCIY #MC20

A photo posted by Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey) on Dec 12, 2014 at 1:50pm PST

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The "Hero" singer also shared a snap from backstage of herself getting ready with the caption: "Backstage @ Rockefeller center! See you tonight!! #500Hours #AIWFCIY #MC20." 

Carey, along with Lady Gaga and other stars, helped celebrate the annual tradition, where 45,000 LED lights glow atop an 85-foot-tall Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center.

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