In the midst of the ongoing saga of Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Eve meltdown, photos have also surfaced from a recent shopping trip to The Original Leaf recreational dispensary during her annual Christmas vacation in Aspen.
The (still) reigning queen of Christmas reportedly ducked into the Aspen Mountain-adjacent shop decked out in true Mariah style — entourage in tow — before browsing The Original Leaf’s selection of locally and organically grown cannabis and signature line of infused products (respect for your dispensary choice, Mimi). In a phone call to The Original Leaf, an employee told The Cannabist it is against company policy to comment and would not confirm whether or not she was a customer.
According to a Jan. 2 post in the UK’s Daily Mail:
Mariah, who wore a green ballgown and sunglasses for the evening outing, smiled at photographers while walking in and out of the store. She topped off her look with a red and black checkered coat and black beanie, along with a pair of Santa mittens she elected to hold in her hands rather than wear and sky-high platform heels. Mariah was not seen carrying any bags with her as she left after perusing the store with her crew, which included her manager Stella Bulochnikov.
But sorry, Daily Mail, your headline linking the pot-shopping trip with the problematic New Year’s performance is a bit of a stretch — leave cannabis out of lip-syncing and/or technical difficulties.
Although it’s uncertain if Carey (or anyone in her entourage) purchased anything at the Aspen boutique, perhaps the pop icon brought something back on board her private plane out of town and still has a few treats left to get her through what could be a rough week. Although she was attempting to perform “Emotions” on the ABC holiday staple “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” in Times Square, these lyrics sound even better now:
“You’ve got me feeling emotions … Higher than the heavens above”
“I feel good
I feel nice
I’ve never felt so
I’m in love
“You know the way to make me lose control
When you’re looking into my eyes
You make me feel so