Mariah Carey rides the NYC subway in a ball gown

Let’s get one thing straight. Mariah Carey is not like us. She’s a fabulously wealthy pop diva and movie actress who has just released her fabulously titled 14th studio album and lives in a fabulous New York pad with husband/comedian Nick Cannon where she probably has a costume jewelry closet bigger than the house you grew up in.

That said, on Thursday night, for one night only, we’ll assume, Mariah Carey was just like us. After hosting a Fresh Air Fund gala, the Elusive Chanteuse became a bit less elusive and went out into the Manhattan night in her glittery ballgown to mix with the normals: taking a cab, riding a 1 train with pal/producer Jermaine Dupri and marveling at the filth and piles of garbage on the city’s streets.

It was all pretty amazing, and, of course, she posted the photos and video to prove it.

Just leaving to see my friends from the Fresh Air Fund!!

Laughs pon de subway

Glimpses of our joyride on the 1 train #subwayincouture

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