Best And Worst Global Citizen Festival 2022 Moments

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

However, it was basically like a 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”:

Mariah Carey singing her iconig We Belong Together climax 32 years into her career. This is what a legend looks like

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Mariah belted out the Valentine’s Mix of her smash hit “We Belong Together.”

AWKWARD: Way too many speakers.

The amount of “inspirational” speakers today at global citizen was way too much. Performances were like 10 minutes while the speakers talked for like 40 minutes. The event itself was also pretty unorganized. There was only 1 entrance/exit line and VERYYY crowded because of that

Twitter: @britneyxmariah

Fans noted that there were waaaay too many speakers. It’s true — it seemed like the crowd was constantly waiting and waiting and waiting for each segment to be over, so that the performer could come on next.

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

. @charlieputh singing new york state of mind is so freaking powerful and angelic #GlobalCitizen

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The 30-year-old New Jersey native sang the Billy Joel cover, asking fans to look out at the skyline. It was a pretty cute moment, TBH.

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

AMAZING: Mickey Guyton joined Metallica on their set for an incredible surprise:

.@MickeyGuyton joining @Metallica for “Nothing Else Matters” was an amazing treat for the @GlblCtzn Festival crowd in New York City. Guyton offered her own take on the song for The Metallica Blacklist Album, so it was pretty awesome to see her join Metallica to sing it.

Twitter: @ult_metallica

Mickey and the heavy metal band slayed “Nothing Else Matters” in front of 60,000 fans. the moment

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

AMAZING: Joe Jonas performed his brother Nick’s hit “Jealous”:

Jealous by Joe Jonas 😆

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Although it’s Nick’s song, Joe hopped on the live rendition and truly delivered. Woooh, Joe CAN SING.

AWKWARD: Nancy Pelosi was also booed:

Twitter: @BFN3000

While talking about climate change, House Speaker Pelosi was booed loudly by the crowd.

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

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

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

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

What did y’all think of Global Citizen Festival? Let me know in the comments below!

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