Meryl Streep had a hilarious response to Mariah Carey stealing her seat at the Golden Globes

While 2018's annual Golden Globes ceremony is now over, us humble folk who didn't have the pleasure of donning designer ensembles, and being meticulously preened by our glam squads can relive all the details via the internet. It truly is a glorious age we live in; I mean, how could we possibly miss seeing Tracee Ellis Ross' Marc Jacobs gown from each and every angle, and what self-respecting Millenial could refrain from forever immortalising the reactions of Amy Poehler and Willem Dafoe in meme form?

And thanks to social media, we can now second handedly experience all the insider moments that we'd otherwise not be privy to, like this gem: Mariah Carey purportedly stole Meryl Streep's chair during the ceremony, and of course, they both had the perfect reactions to it.

Actress Meryl Streep caused the audience descend into hysterics on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night when she teased Mariah Carey for briefly stealing her seat during this year's Golden Globe Awards.

The singer took to Twitter to elaborate on the whole showdown. She wrote, "Got caught mingling on the way to the loo during a commercial break.. took the first seat available, happens to be right next to Steven Spielberg. Cut to next commercial break, guess who comes back to her seat..."

In the following tweet, Mariah Carey elaborated on what happened next and also extended the Sophie's Choice actress an olive branch, saying, "(me) Dear Meryl, please forgive me!!! (MERYL STREEP) You can take my seat any time!"

Meryl Streep told Jimmy Kimmel her side of the story on his talkshow. Watch the entire interview below:

The 68-year-old joked: "Yeah, bitch stole my seat," adding "I came over and there she was next to (Steven) Spielberg sucking up."

Meryl Streep and Mariah Carey were just two of the female attendees at the 2018 Golden Globes that chose to don all-black ensembles to show solidarity with sexual assault victims as well as the Time's Up movement. Other actresses who donned black clothing included Michelle Williams, Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Mariah Carey and Angelina Jolie.

Eva Longoria spoke about her participation in the Golden Globes blackout, stating "For years, we’ve sold these awards shows as women, with our gowns and colors and our beautiful faces and our glamour. This is a moment of solidarity, not a fashion moment."

One actress, however, rather controversially chose to wear a scarlet red dress. Blanca Blanco who has appeared in Beverly Hills Christmas and Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven later defended her sartorial choice, saying it was more about liking the colour red than making a provocative statement:

"I love red. Wearing red does not means I am against #timesup movement. I applaud and stand by the courageous actresses that continue to break the circle of abuse through their actions and their style choice. It is one of many factors leading women to a safer place because of their status in the acting world. I am excited about the 'Time's UP' movement because true change is long overdue."

Politics aside, it's clear that everyone had a great time at this year's Golden Globes. And Mariah Carey will certainly have something to tell the grandkids. I mean, no one messes with Meryl Streep.