Yesterday Mariah Carey made a big deal about dispelling the longstanding belief that she’s a total diva. Unfortunately, while her words said one thing, her actions said another: she’s still a total diva. In fact MSNBC has a detailed article about the ridiculous lengths Carey’s staff has to go to in order to ensure she’s constantly protected (security sweeps before concerts, none of the venue’s own staff allowed in), given access to proper stylists (demanding six figures for her hair and makeup people alone), and generally catered to at all times. But don’t worry, she’s not some crazy diva.
Mariah Carey is not without flaws, as evidenced by the title of her new album “Confessions of an Imperfect Angel,” but her behavior on her current publicity tour is calling into question the veracity of the angelic claim as well.
“Her security is doing walk-throughs of her performance locations prior to her appearances, as if she’s the president or something,” said one person who was present at one such sweep.
It’s even more intense on the day of a Carey performance, says the source. “She’ll show up with more than a dozen people on her team, and she’s been asking that the people who actually work there are removed from the floor and only her staffers be present,” said the source, who adds that the demand is not always met.
The level of high maintenance Carey is displaying while promoting both “Imperfect Angel” and her new film, “Precious”, didn’t surprise one person, who has worked with Carey in the past.
“We were paying for her travel, her expenses, and yet she still wanted to be compensated nearly six figures just for hair and makeup,” said the source.
I imagine bomb sniffing dogs and security guys hanging from the rafters, all in an attempt to make sure Mariah is totally safe at any given moment. I understand having security, and I understand being worried when you’re famous. But is Mariah Carey really the biggest target? Unless some person were forced to sit through Glitter, I doubt they actually hold a homicidal grudge against her.
Mariah is still on the baby talk circuit. Meaning all she’s doing is chatting up the potential children that she and Nick Cannon want to have, while insisting she’s not pregnant. It’s starting to get a little annoying – if you want to have kids, then have them already! Stop telling us about your secret baby names and all this hypothetical nonsense.
Mariah Carey has given the biggest hint yet that she’s planning to become a mom — she’s been choosing baby names with her husband Nick Cannon!
The singer insists she isn’t pregnant — but she is prepared.
“We have to keep the name secret because if we told everybody, then somebody might use it and then we have to change it, and then it wouldn’t be as good,” she said Tuesday on SIRIUS XM’s Morning Mash Up. “We picked these names out a long time ago.”
[From Showbiz Spy]
In that same article Mariah also claims she likes to go out in public disguised in Nick’s clothes. I’m sorry, but I bet I could count on one hand the number of times I’ve seen Mariah in anything other than a too-short lycra-infuse dress. We’ve just gone over all the ways in which Mariah is not low maintenance. Are we really supposed to buy that she’s in Nick’s jeans and a t-shirt? But remember, this is the new Mariah. The low key, relaxed, down to earth Mariah. She loves babies and puppies and big fuzzy sweatshirts. As long as they’re all custom made with pink diamonds. Dogs included.
Here’s Mariah dressed like a man while filming the music video for “Obsessed” on June 29th. She seems to be a natural, maybe she wasn’t BSing. Images thanks to Fame Pictures .