US singer Mariah Carey has apologised to pop star Shawn Mendes after mistaking him for her cousin in an “inside joke” message mix-up.
The All I Want For Christmas Is You artist said she has a “silly” tradition with her cousin where they exchange Happy Thanksgiving messages on St Patrick’s Day.
However, this year the singer-songwriter, 52, accidentally messaged Canadian musician Mendes instead of her cousin, who both share the same first name.
My cousin Shawn M and I have this silly joke where we tell each other Happy Thanksgiving on St. Patrick’s Day ☘️… https://t.co/x0SjhQPZu3— Mariah Carey (@Mariah Carey) 1647594923
After realising her error, Carey messaged him: “Wrong Shawn. Sorry. Also I do realise it is NOT Thanksgiving. Haha.”
Mendes, 23, replied: “Hahahaha that’s okay I figured it was an inside joke,” adding two red love hearts.
Sharing details of the blunder on Twitter, Carey added: “My cousin Shawn M and I have this silly joke where we tell each other Happy Thanksgiving on St. Patrick’s Day, @ShawnMendes found out about it today.. sorry Shawn!!”