The pop diva had audible problems while trying to hit her signature high notes during the kick-off of her Elusive Chanteuse Show world tour in Tokyo on Saturday. The blunder was notable during her performance of her 1995 hit "Always Be My Baby," as seen and heard in fan footage.
Other fan-proclaimed "vocal malfunctions" happened during her performances of 1990s hits "Hero," "My All" and "Vision of Love."
Listeners were displeased with the 44-year-old's subpar belting, with Carey drawing complaints from fans who asserted that the Grammy-winning diva could no longer sing the way she used to, according to the Daily Mail.
At least she wasn't lip-syncing, right?
The former "American Idol" judge paid no mind to the critics on her Twitter feed, retweeting only words of affirmation from her followers.
Also during the show, Carey -- who reportedly split with husband
Additional recordings from the performance have her changing up lyrics on other songs and speaking some lines instead of singing them.
Carey and Cannon have two children together, 3-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe. Divorce rumors remain just that -- rumors -- with Cannon acknowledging via Twitter only that this is a "challenging time for me and my family."