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Mariah Carey Talks Arm Sling: "It's Not a Fashion Statement"

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Ever since she dislocated her shoulder in July, Mariah Carey has been recovering in style with some hard-to-miss bedazzled, studded and even feathered arm slings.

And last night was no different, with the songbird showing up to pal Nas' 40th birthday party, which featured a menu by Mario Carbone and was hosted by Hennessy V.S. in New York, in a sparkly sling and a little black dress.

But according to Carey, she's not trying to score any fashion points with her snazzy slings.

"I really don't want to keep rocking this sling," she told E! News.  "It's not a fashion statement, I promise."

Hmmm, could have fooled us! 

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And though Mimi's definitely taking her injury in stylish stride, we can't say we blame her for wanting to ditch her constant arm accessory.

"It's not easy with two babies," she went on to say. "I'm grateful for all my fans being so supportive, it really keeps me motivated."

So, how long can we expect her to have to wear her non-fashion statement slings? Thankfully, from the sound of things, she's recovering pretty speedily.

"I'm working with best of western and eastern doctors," she told us. "It is very painful, but thank God I'm healing at the rate that I am."

Get well soon, Mariah!

—Reporting by Jennifer Cooper

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