All artists face backlashes every now and then for performances that do not go exactly as they had planned. But when it comes to haters, no diva has arguably as many as Mariah Carey does, and boy does she handle the hate like a boss! 

So, when she heard fellow-singer Fergie was getting trolled for her rendition of the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, she had only one piece of advice – brush it off. TMZ caught up with the Touch My Body singer outside Sweet Chick on Fairfax on Monday night, and asked what word of advice she would give Fergie, the singer nonchalantly said, "Darling, nobody needs to listen to that." 

Mariah, obviously has experience in this department, having received quite a bit of hate after she took to the stage of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve of 2016. She even had to walk out after suffering technical difficulties, which also seemingly exposed the fact that Mariah was lip-synching during her performance. 

Despite the huge backlash, Mimi refused to comment on it, and even clarified later that she never obsessed over the New Year's Eve debacle. Instead she waited till her next year's performance to redeem herself.

This is exactly the tactic that Fergie needs to follow. 

Fergie, despite her impeccable vocal performance, is being clocked for sexing up the national anthem. Even the celebrities attending the event seemed to be taken aback by her version of The Star-Spangled Banner.  

Despite opposition from some of her showbiz compatriots, including Saturday Night Live's Leslie Jones, Jimmy Kimmel, who broke out into a wide grin, and Chance the Rapper, who was caught laughing during her performance, many others like Mariah have her back.   



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