Whether you are Mariah Carey’s fan or not, the chances that you have heard something about her being a diva who makes impossible demands are big.
But according to the singer herself, she gets all that from her mother.
Ever since Mariah told Paper magazine, “I’ve never had a diva moment,” she clarified what she meant.
“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,” she said. “My mother is an opera singer. And that’s a real diva, you know — Juilliard diva.”
Carey continued laughing, “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!’ And I mean it as a compliment, or I wouldn’t be the person I am without experiencing that.”
The “Hero” singer shared to the magazine that she gets more than just her attitude from her mother. Mariah explained that she also has the voice and the penchant for pet names inherited from her mother.
“I’m channeling my mother,” she confirmed. “I don’t do it to be disrespectful, I just do it and it just happens…I can’t fight it.”