One person who should probably turn down an invite to appear on Lip Sync Battle? Oprah Winfrey. The media mogul proved once again that when it comes to lip syncing to Mariah Carey's iconic hits, it's not about the words you know, but the passion you have for the music.
On Wednesday, Sept. 23, Oprah posted a video sharing that longtime friend Mariah would join her on her Apple TV+ series The Oprah Conversation, set to debut Thursday, Sept. 24. In order to reveal the fun news, Oprah shared a video of her lip syncing (badly!) to Mariah's Emancipation of Mimi hit "We Belong Together" on Instagram. Oprah is so unaware of the words that Mariah stops singing to ask Siri to send Mariah the proper lyrics.
"Hey Siri, would you be a doll and send Oprah the correct lyrics to 'We Belong Together' before I see her on the 24th?" Mariah quipped.
The friendly dig is a callback to a time Mariah appeared on The Oprah Winfrey talk show in 2005. As Mariah belts out her famous single, the camera cuts to Oprah, who is mouthing the completely wrong lyrics to the tune.
The 2005 performance wasn't the only time Oprah got caught singing the wrong words to a Mariah track.
In 2019, a video from a photoshoot revealed Oprah attempting to sing along to Mariah's "Heartbreaker," and failing once again to get it right.
Fortunately, Mariah took the situation in stride.
"Honey, if @Oprah wants to rewrite my lyrics it's 'fine with me!' (Said like Miss Sofia from the Color Purple)," Mariah joked on Instagram, referring to the Oscar-nominated role Oprah played in the 1985 film.
Oprah and Mariah are slated to talk about the singer's new memoir The Meaning of Mariah on The Oprah Conversation, though it wouldn't hurt if they went over some of Mariah's discography in order to avoid future awkward moments!