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Carey slings up for Butler premiere

Mariah Carey showed off her 'bling sling' at the New York premiere of Lee Daniels' The Butler.

The #beautiful songstress, who arrived at the Ziegfeld Theatre with husband Nick Cannon, didn't let her shoulder injury hold her back from attending the star-studded event, sporting a black leather studded support, which matched her black Tom Ford dress and peep-toe Valentino heels.

She revealed to E! News that the premiere was the first time she has left the house since her injury two weeks ago. She dislocated her shoulder while filming her new music video.

Mariah, who goes through a makeunder for her performance as Hattie Pearl in the film, also said that she underwent some X-rays earlier that day, joking that she has had "more MRIs than the guy who invented MRIs".

The historical drama by the Precious filmmaker stars Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo and Cuba Gooding Jr, with appearances from Vanessa Redgrave, Lenny Kravitz, Terrence Howard, John Cusack and Robin Williams. It tells the story of White House butler Cecil Gaines (Forest), who witnesses notable events of the 20th century during his 34-year career.

"This is an extraordinary role. You get to play this man who represents all these men in history, who went through eight Presidents at the White House... and to show the understanding through the American civil rights movement. Where do you get the opportunity to do something like that?" Forest told Entertainment Tonight.

Lenny, who also starred in Lee's drama Precious, added: "It's a great movie for everyone to see to be educated, re-educated and reminded [of our past]."

Lee Daniels' The Butler will open in the US on August 16, with a UK release yet to be announced.

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