6 Amazing Moments And 6 Awkward Moments From The Global Citizen Festival

Yesterday, I attended the Global Citizen Festival, where celebs like Mariah Carey, Charlie Puth, Metallica, and more performed for countless positive causes.

Mariah Carey onstage
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However, it was basically like one long-ass award show, which means there were amazing moments — and some awkward ones, too. Here are some of the best:

AMAZING: Mariah Carey returned to the stage and slayed the Late Night Valentine's Mix of "We Belong Together":

AWKWARD: Way too many speakers.

AMAZING: Charlie Puth had a super cute "New York State of Mind" moment:

AWKWARD: People booed the mayor of New York City Eric Adams:

People booing the mayor of New York City
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AMAZING: Mickey Guyton joined Metallica on their set for an incredible surprise:

AWKWARD: Priyanka Chopra stumbled on her words a little in this moment:

Priyanka Chopra speaking
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AMAZING: Joe Jonas performed his brother Nick's hit "Jealous":

AWKWARD: Nancy Pelosi was also booed:

AMAZING: Rosalía stopped and took so many selfies with fans.

Rosalia posing for photos with fans

AWKWARD: I witnessed a barricade topple over because of this.

The crowd during a concert

I didn't get pic of this actual moment, but yeah, a literal barricade came down because so many people were trying to get pics with Rosalía.


AMAZING: The causes — at the forefront of the festival was equality, equity, feminism, climate change, and so much more.

People onstage raising their hands

Truly touching to witness the unity of the moment — and also watch politicians and executives pledge millions of dollars toward such amazing causes. More on that here.

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AWKWARD: Angélique Kidjo slayed, but her audio went out for a few moments during her performance:

Angélique Kidjo onstage
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What did y'all think of Global Citizen Festival? Let me know in the comments below!