Mariah Carey celebrates Juneteenth with ‘virtual BBQ’ for her nine-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan
The five-time Grammy winner looked radiant as she posed next to her adorable little ones on the nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending to slavery in the United States.
‘At our virtual BBQ last night, celebrating #Juneteenth,’ the 50-year-old Bye Bye hitmaker tweeted on Saturday with a heart and fist emoji.
Beaming: Mariah Carey celebrated Juneteenth with her nine-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan at a ‘virtual BBQ’ on Friday night in New York City
In the adorable snap, her mini-me daughter held up one of the family’s pups in front of a panoramic view of the city’s towering skyscrapers.
The duo, who were nicknamed ‘Roc’ and ‘Roe’ by Carey and her ex-husband Nick Cannon, snuggled up to their mom and posed next to pals, who appeared on a screen.
Carey flaunted her flawless complexion and wavy blonde tresses, while wearing a black Givenchy t-shirt.
Focusing on justice: Last week, the musical icon announced her plans to postpone her celebrations of her self-titled debut album turning 30
Last week, the musical icon announced her plans to postpone celebrations of her self-titled debut album turning 30.
‘Thank you lambily, for all the celebratory messages for today’s #MC30 anniversary,’ she wrote on Instagram. ‘I had planned to share some surprises and rarities with you, but prefer to postpone them to a later date.’
Instead, she urged fans to ‘fight for equality and justice within our broken systems’ at this time, instead.
Happy family: Nick Cannon shares her son Moroccan and daughter Monroe with Carey, 50, to whom he was married from 2008 to 2016
The issue of police brutality hits particularly close to home for the singer, as her ex-husband recently revealed he had to speak to their twins about how to stay safe around law enforcement.
‘My children fear police. It’s a real statement. I didn’t say, ‘You should be.’ I try to teach fearlessness. I try to teach, ‘You have a power within you that you need to fear nothing,” the 39-year-old told Access earlier this month.
He continued: ‘But when they see the energy of law enforcement when, ‘Uh oh, here comes the police’ or that mindset of, ‘Sit up straight, and don’t talk, keep your hands where they can see them.’
‘Fear police’: Nick Cannon recently revealed that his three children (including three-year-old son Golden with ex-girlfriend Brittany Bell) ‘fear police,’ and that he has to teach them how to stay safe around law enforcement
The Masked Singer host added: ‘It’s hurtful to have those conversations with your children, but you want to protect them at the end of the day.’
Cannon is also the father to three-year-old Golden, whom he shares with ex-girlfriend Brittany Bell, 32.
Cannon joined the Black Lives Matter protest last Friday at the location where Floyd was killed just four days before on May 25, while Carey has been using her social media platforms to spread awareness.