After two decades in the spotlight, Mariah Carey
is now a music video pro: She can make sexyface in her sleep. Perhaps that's why the clip for "Triumphant (Get 'Em)" released Tuesday is a little disappointing.
Yes, the video is impressively cinematic, shot in a deep sepia tone that makes even Rick Ross' ridiculous fur look sort of noble. And Meek Mill does a great job of getting fake beat down. But Mariah's role as a ringside cheerleader is a little too obvious, particularly when one notes that her costume is practically identical to the one she wore in her amazing 1997 video for "Honey."
Carey was probably too busy prepping for American Idol
to get into the ring herself, but it would work in her favor get a little gritty from time to time.