Mariah Carey On Being A Diva: “My Mother Is An Opera Singer”

by TV One Staff

August 23, 2017

A diva attitude can rub most people the wrong away but when it comes to Mariah Carey, a diva attitude is to be expected. A requirement, even.

Snagging her latest cover for Paper magazine’s Las Vegas issue, Carey was asked if she ever had a diva moment and she suprisingly admits that she has indeed had moments. She even took it further by mentioning who her diva inspiration is:

She tells Paper magazine:

“I’ve never had a diva moment,” said Mariah. “No…Actually, I have had diva moments, and then people can’t handle it. I guess it’s a little intense, because I come from a true diva: My mother is an opera singer. And that’s a real diva, you know — Juilliard diva. And so other people that are like, ‘I’m a diva,’ it’s like, ‘Honey, you don’t know what a diva is, you didn’t grow up with my mom.’ [Laughs] And I mean it as a compliment, or I wouldn’t be the person I am without experiencing that. And so when people hear me say, like, ‘Dahling da da da da’ and talk that way, it’s kinda like I’m channeling my mother. Not that she says ‘dahling’ all the time, but like that voice is… it’s like I inadvertently do it, and I don’t do it to be disrespectful, I just do it and it just happens and it’s like, [in diva voice] ‘I don’t even know why.’”

 

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Well that explains so much!

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