Bryan Tanaka is opening up even more about Mariah Carey!

Carey's new man just revealed to E! News that he's "always had a thing" for the songstress and even said, "I love her so much." And now Carey's backup dancer is dishing on the first time he met Mimi.

"The first time we met we were actually in a rehearsal setting, a huge sound stage at Sony studios back in L.A.," Tanaka revealed exclusively to E! News at the official Mariah's World premiere party at Catch NYC this past weekend. "And she walked in with a beautiful entourage and I was on stage already."

And it sounds like things were instantly hot between Tanaka and Carey when they first met!

Tanaka continued, "Our first introduction was kind of a sweaty mess, because I was on stage sweating…she came out all looking gorgeous and everything. But it was great we said 'Hi' real quick and we got back to work."

Mariah Carey, Bryan Tanaka

Theo Wargo/E! Entertainment

During Sunday's series premiere of Mariah's Wold, Tanaka dished on his working relationship with Carey, explaining, "It was about 2005-2006 is when I first met Mariah Carey. I was a young buck, I was this green rookie when I first worked with her."

But over the years Tanaka said "so many things have happened."

"I grew up, I turned into a man and she's gone through so much," he explained.

Tanaka also dished to us at the premiere party about his favorite Carey music video! 

Take a look at the video above to find out what he just revealed and see him talk more about Carey!

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