"Nobody could have expected it, and it’s just wrong," the singer told Piers Morgan during an appearance on 'Good Morning Britain.'
During a live interview Monday on Good Morning Britain, Mariah Carey was asked about the Las Vegas mass shooting on Sunday that left 58 people dead and more than 500 injured.
“What’s your reaction, just on a human level, to concertgoers, people who love performers like yourself, being targeted in this way?” host Piers Morgan asked the singer, who has a residency at Caesars Palace.
“It’s terrible. People are just going out to listen to music because that’s what they want to do,” Carey said. She added, “They’re out for the night, and something shocking happens. Nobody could have expected it, and it’s just wrong. I really don’t know what to say.”
Following the interview, Carey expressed her condolences on Twitter.
Horrified to hear about the shooting in #LasVegas. My thoughts are with the victims and their families. Praying for everyone's safety
Morgan received backlash over questioning Carey on the shooting, when she appeared to be unaware of the tragic events that had taken place. But the host defended his line of inquiry, tweeting that the singer and her team were informed of the events before the interview.
We told Mariah's people before the interview.
Her reaction seemed very relevant given she's a performer who often has residence in Vegas. https://t.co/6sVMSUMvHK
A gunman opened fire Sunday night during the Route 91 Harvest Festival, an outdoor country music event. The death toll from the Las Vegas shooting makes it the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.