Mariah Carey is kicking off a new Las Vegas residency, “The Butterfly Returns,” in July, and she wants fans to know it will very different from her previous residency.
“The first was all number ones,” Carey tells “People” of her residency that ended last year. “This one is more of an intimate moment with me. It feels closer to who I am, as opposed to trying to fit into a box. My fans are used to me being more off-the-cuff.”
She adds, “It’s not like one of those extravaganza [shows.] This is more like ‘Here we are, we’re together. Oh, you want me to do this song tonight?’ Maybe I’ll take a request from the audience. My band are such great players and singers.”