The diva stopped for a quick photo before stepping out to an event. And guess what we spotted in the background?

Derrick Bryson Taylor
Nov, 15, 2013

Dressed to the nines in a slinky black gown complete with leather gloves, Mariah Carey stopped for a quick photo before heading out to an event last night.

In true diva fashion, the singer posed in the hip-hugging gown with daughter Monroe, who was too enamored with the fan to notice the camera. (She's just too cute for words!)

But we couldn't help but notice the large throwback ESSENCE cover on the wall! Carey graced the April 2005 cover and spoke in depth about being America's most misunderstood Black woman. And for the record, Carey hasn't aged a bit!

Carey's been hitting the promotional rounds as of late. She steadily promoting her new single, "The Art of Letting Go." Her 14th studio album of the same name is scheduled to hit stores in February 2014.

Take a closer look at the above instagram!