The 47-year-old singer, who recently performed on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, tweeted from the Globes audience about her encounter with The Post star, who was nominated for best actress.
According to Carey, she grabbed the closest empty seat she could find as a commercial break came to a close while she was returning from the bathroom — ending up next to Post director Steven Spielberg.
“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,” Carey wrote.
“Cut to next commercial break,” she continued, “guess who comes back to her seat…”
All was well, though, as Carey and Streep, 68, shared a bit of banter about the confusion.
In her telling, Carey’s apology was met with graciousness by Streep, who told her, “You can take my seat any time!”
Twitter followers couldn’t get enough. As one wrote: “Two women at the top of their game!”
This article originally appeared on PEOPLE