Mariah Carey apologises to Shawn Mendes over message mix-up
Mariah Carey apologises to Shawn Mendes over message mix-up (PA)
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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.

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!!”

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