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    “Part Of That Is Real, I Can’t Help It”: Mariah Carey Admits Being A ‘Diva’

    Mariah Carey opens up about her ‘diva’ lifestyle in an interview. The musical icon brought the spirit of her favorite holiday to this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Her 11-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, stole the show during her ‘All I Want For Christmas‘ performance.

    She also has written a children’s book about a young girl named Little Mariah. It’s called ‘The Christmas Princess‘. Of giving the book’s star the name Little Mariah, the singer-songwriter explained, “We’re talking about a little girl who rises above her circumstances and ends up helping other people through music.”

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    Mariah Carey About Her ‘Diva’ Status

    Mariah Carey
    Mariah Carey

    “There are things people are not aware of because this whole quote-unquote ‘diva’ thing is always what people see first,” the five-time Grammy winner, 52, told W Magazine in a phone call interview. A conversation Mariah Carey had while taking a bubble bath. “Yes, I play into it. And yes, part of that is real. I can’t help it,” she explained.

    “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?” Patricia Carey — who is white — performed with the New York City Opera. Alfred Roy Carey — who was black and Hispanic — was an aeronautical engineer.

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    Why Carey Felt ‘Othered’ In Her Childhood?

    Mariah Carey in her early days
    Mariah Carey in her early days

    According to their superstar daughter, the prima donna persona is partly an “affectation” and partly “a response” to her upbringing. Thanksgiving princess recalled feeling “othered” as a biracial girl growing up in a predominantly white neighborhood in New York and described her childhood as “extremely dysfunctional … to the point where it’s shocking that [she] made it out of that at all.”

    “People think I had this princess-style life or whatever, a kind of fairy-tale existence where I just emerged, like, ‘Here I am!’ And that is not what it is,” she told the mag. “But when you grow up with a messed-up life and then you’re able to have this transformation where you can make your life what you want it to be? That is joy for me,” she explained. “That’s why I want my kids to have everything they can have.”

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    Trisha Gayathri G
    Trisha Gayathri G
    Trisha Gayathri is an ardent writer and a public speaker. She has a masters in English from Women's Christian College, Chennai. She loves to read and 'Book Thief' is her favourite. She knows everything about music and fandom. Her motto in life is to entertain people and thereby placing her first step into entertainment by writing for the entertainment unit of First Curiosity.

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