The unofficial “Queen of Christmas,” Mariah Carey, is leaning into her rumored diva persona.
During a candid interview with W magazine, Carey confessed that she is guilty of playing into her diva role now and then. “There are things people are not aware of because this whole quote-unquote ‘diva’ thing is always what people see first,” Carey explained. “Yes, I play into it. And yes, part of that is real. I can’t help it. Like, what do you do if you grew up with an opera singer for a mother who went to Juilliard and made her debut at Lincoln Center?” she asked. Still, Carey was adamant that what you see is what you get. “There’s just a certain amount that is going to emerge. So, yes, it’s just an affectation, and sometimes it’s purposely done, and sometimes it’s just, like, you know, a response.”
And there ya have it, folks, straight from the diva’s mouth.