"I just want to take a sip of tea if they'll let me - they told me there would be tea", she told the crowd.
After her performance this year she posted a photo to Twitter joking that she was finally able to get some hot tea after leaving the stage. Mimi doesn't need hot tea to get the job done.
"Oh, I'm feeling a lot better than previous year, when I had to get my own police escort to walk away", she said, after Seacrest asked how she was feeling.
While the "All I Want For Christmas" singer sounded far better than she did at last year's event, she appeared to have one of her notorious "diva moments" when the drink she wanted was unavailable.
When Mariah Carey hit the stage at New Year's Rockin' Eve special, she had fans on pins and needles after she revealed that she didn't receive the hot tea she was promised. "I was told there would be tea?"
Mariah Carey rebounded on her return to Times Square's New Year's Eve celebration Sunday after a shaky performance, marred by technical difficulties, last year. The singer's performance issues were evident from the start, as she claimed she was unable to hear the music she was suppose to sing along with. "We didn't have a check for this song... we're missing some of the vocals, but it is what it is". In sub-zero wind chill, who could blame her?
"And that is why she is Mariah Carey", said the show's host, Ryan Seacrest, after she finished, but surely even Seacrest had to know that wasn't true.