Carey ran away from proposal

Mariah Carey was so taken aback by Nick Cannon's surprise proposal on the roof of her New York apartment, she ran away from him.

Cannon got down on bended knee as the pair was gazing at the Empire State Building, lit up in pink and purple to mark the release of Carey's new album 'E=MC2'.

He presented her with a Ring Pop candy, but placed a 17-carat pink diamond inside the plastic casing and tied the whole thing up with ribbon. Carey admits she thought the plastic candy toy was broken when she first saw it and couldn't believe it when she realised her boyfriend was proposing.

Cannon recalls: "She ran away and got all shy."

She finally said yes and confirmed she'd marry the actor/rapper during a helicopter flight he had planned shortly after, he tells People magazine: "That was beautiful."

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