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Mariah Carey and Busta Rhymes Match in Leather and Fur Ensembles

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Mariah Carey is known for dressing the part of "diva." Sunglasses, bronzer, and a fierce attitude in tow, Carey knows how to make all eyes follow her. This time, though, she got rapper Busta Rhymes to join in on the fun (is it that fun, really?).

Carey and Rhymes took to the stage at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey for the tongue-twistingly named Hot 97's "Busta Rhymes and Friends: Hot for the Holidays." While Carey wore a black satin corset, black fur stole, and black leather pants, Busta's outfit has the perfect — or ghastly, you decide — combination of red leather, gold embellishments and beading, tied together with white fur. It is almost as if Balmain and Juicy Couture had an illegitimate son.