August 11, 2018

Mariah Carey paid tribute to her late great friend

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Vocal powerhouse Mariah Carey took to Instagram to honor her dear friend, the late Whitney Houston, on her birthday.

It had been six years since she passed away, but people still remember her as if the singer was still at the peak of her career.

On August 9, 2018, Houston was supposed to celebrate her 55th birthday.

Carey remembered her dear friend by posting a photo of herself and Houston on Instagram accompanied by a simple yet touching caption.

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Carey and Houston became good friends since the late 90’s.

On her Instagram page, Carey shared a nostalgic photo of the duo posing back to back in rustic brown dresses.

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The singer wrote a touching caption, which read, “Thinking of Whitney on her born day. I miss you, friend.”

Apart from the photo, Carey also shared an old video for her fans to see.

It was a clip of the two singers presenting at the 1998 VMAs. At the time, they were joking around about their supposed feud.


Back in the day, when Carey was just a budding singer, the media would often paint the two divas as rivals.

Whether the speculations were real or not, it was considered old news when the pair became very good friends.

The became close when they did a collaboration together. They sang the hit song “When You Believe” as part of the soundtrack for the 1998 film, “The Prince of Egypt.”


Shortly after Houston passed away, Carey opened up about how much she loved the late singer on Good Morning America.

“It was great, and I don't think people could ever really understand our relationship. There was always this supposed rivalry in the beginning, and then we did the duet and became friends. I saw her towards the end. I loved her. We all loved her, and we were all inspired by her...her legend's gonna go on forever,” she said.

Houston passed away in Beverly Hills, California on February 11, 2012, after she had coronary artery disease.