Mariah Carey diva demands: needs 2 people to lower her onto a sofa


When Mariah Carey was in England last week, she gave an exclusive interview to GMTV, which is like England’s Good Morning America. Mariah did the interview with Kate Garraway, who in turn gave an interview to New Magazine about Mariah’s backstage diva antics. The Daily Mail has excerpts from Garraway’s interview, and this stuff is hilarious. Now, Mariah has denied that she’s a diva, over and over and over. And yet… she continues to show up late, demands snow-white kittens and doves, and she’s not able to walk on her own two feet, Mariah is wonderful about this stuff. The rumors persist. Probably because she’s a f-cking diva. Personally, I love her this way, just because it’s funny to imagine. Anyway, my favorite part is that Mariah can’t even sit down by herself – she needs two people to lower her onto a couch:

She insisted on bringing her own butterfly-shaped confetti to the X Factor and left the normally affable television host Phillip Schofield furious with her tardiness. And now presenter Kate Garraway has revealed more of Mariah Carey’s diva-style behaviour following the singer’s appearance on GMTV.

Miss Garraway, 42, said the star – the world’s best-selling female artist – stunned producers by having two people to lower her on to the famous GMTV sofa.

She said the singer also had an entourage watching to ensure she was being filmed at her best angle and brought her own toilet roll to the studios.

The blonde host, who has this month returned to work on the ITV breakfast programme after having her second child, son Billy, said: ‘We had Mariah Carey in the GMTV studios last week, where she was pre-recording an interview with Lorraine Kelly. I’ve heard a lot of rumours about her being a diva over the years and guess what? It turns out it’s all true!’

Miss Garraway added: ‘While Mariah was very nice, the amount of people she had in her entourage was hilarious. They outnumbered the entire GMTV crew! She had two people to lower her on to the GMTV sofa, in case her dress got crushed, one person to walk in front of her backwards at all times in case she fell over and several people behind the camera making sure she was going to be filmed from the right angle!’

‘Have you ever heard anything like it? Oh, and she brought her own toilet roll as well.’

The presenter’s claims come after Miss Carey, 39, and her management made a host of demands to open Westfield shopping centre’s Christmas Wonderland last week. More than 14 million watched as the star performed her new single, I Want To Know What Love Is, on the X Factor on Sunday night.

Some viewers questioned whether Miss Carey, who had pre-recorded her performance, was singing live. However, an X Factor spokeswoman insisted that Miss Carey had sung live as well as using a backing track. The star recently claimed she is not a diva, despite admitting her dogs have their own entourage.

The singer said she had insisted on having assistants on hand for her Jack Russell pooches Cha Cha and JJ while filming a recent commercial, insisting: ‘My puppies are starring in this ad with me, too. I had my team with me but the pups had a mini entourage of their own, of course! And why wouldn’t they? It was a big shoot and even my entourage had an entourage – my stylist had an assistant, my security had extra security. The shoot was based on the fact that some people think I’m a demanding diva. I have no idea why people have that impression!’

The ‘Fantasy’ singer has previously admitted to feeling baffled by her ‘demanding’ reputation.

She said: ‘I am baffled, shocked and appalled when I am called a diva. I’ve never done one diva-ish thing in my life. The actual definition of a diva is a woman who sings well. The secondary definition is a woman who is difficult to deal with. I hope I am the first, but I really don’t think I am the second. I don’t believe I am truly nasty and act in a bad way.’

Miss Garraway was not in the studio at the same time as Miss Carey and her entourage. However a source close to the presenter said: ‘Kate got in shortly afterwards and the place was abuzz with what had happened. It was not so much Mariah, as she points out – but her entourage.’

Miss Carey’s spokeswoman called Miss Garraway’s claims are a ‘clear, gross exaggeration’. She said: ‘With regards to the “entourage”, every star of Mariah’s calibre is surrounded by a working team and Mariah doesn’t actually have any more people working with her than any other major star.’

The interview with Kate Garraway is printed in New! magazine, which is out today.

[From The Daily Mail]

Maybe I’m getting jaded with Mariah’s diva antics, but I don’t think the toilet paper thing is that outrageous. Mariah obviously has a very sensitive and precious ass. She doesn’t want any crazy budget toilet paper touching her precious junk. I’d really love to know what kind of special-order, butterfly-shaped, gold leaf toilet paper Mariah brings with her. I’m honestly surprised no one has tried to sell Mariah some kind of special cashmere toilet paper… *thinking*… maybe that’s how I’ll get onto Mariah’s entourage!

Mariah Carey arriving back at the Dorchester hotel at 2.20am in London, on November 20, 2009. Credit: WENN

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  1. snowball says:

    She needed one minder for each boobie!

    She’s all kinds of wacky, but it doesn’t seem mean, just way over the top.

    I’d bring my own TP too. I like my Charmin. 🙂

  2. lucy2 says:

    She’s spoiled rotten, no question about it, but I agree it’s not a mean way, just a totally clueless, life in a bubble kind of way. I think she’s someone who would greatly benefit by spending a few days in a poor village in some third world country to put her own little world back in perspective.

  3. fizXgirl314 says:

    it might actually take 3 or 4… just sayin :-p

  4. QB says:

    They should have leave it at Mariah needs 2 people to lower her in to a sofa , becaus when they explain is because of her dress and falling then it makes sense.

    A lot of people bring their own toilet paper, hey those are your private . You don’t know where it has been.

    Who can’t blame Mariah?!! If I was her I would make crazy demands too , just to see if they actually do the stupid shit.

    “Yeah , I would like you to make me tea , it haves to be made with the tears of a thousand virgins ,ridding unicorns while singing Ave Maria , that would be all”

  5. Jules says:

    I am glad I have never financially contributed to her delusional lifestyle.

  6. Bill Hicks is God says:

    Maybe if she got up and down from the couch under her own power she’d lose some chunk.

  7. Anna says:

    @Jules: Amen! I second that wholeheartedly.

    I love the sorry excuse for an explanation Mariah’s people are giving. She has no less than any other star of her calibre? Oh, sorry, my bad – that makes it all A-okay then.

    And about the dress: she’s afraid it’ll crush? She only wears spandex minis, what’s to crush?!

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  9. Pont Neuf says:

    You people are obviously not lambs. You haven’t been brainwashed by Mariah’s banshee wails, dolphin screeches and cracking high notes.

    Seriously, this woman is pathetic. She’s proof of what happens when ignorant and vulgar people who’ve never had a penny to their names, manage to come across a fortune: they think of themselves as emperors.

    Tacky doesn’t even come close to describing it.

  10. snowball says:

    Ah, but Pont Neuf, on the plus side, look at all she’s doing for the economy. Who else is going to buy a thousand white kittens or keep so many people employed?

  11. Vermithrax says:

    I could not possibly care less about anything Mariah Carey does.

    Dry no-name puke news is somehow far more interesting.

  12. filthycute says:

    – If I had this bitch’s money, I’d retire, read mystery novels and drink tea until kingdom come.

    – Why does she insist on torturing us?

    – If she were Mariah of 18 years ago, I’d say yeah, keep at it. But she’s not a singer anymore. Just a bloated punchline.

  13. Pont Neuf says:

    Don’t say that, Snowball! Mariah IS crazy enough to think of herself as the solution to the entire world’s problems.

    I can imagine her hatching a plan to rescue the economy by forcing everyone to wear custom made butterfly and unicorn outfits, while dancing to her songs in an endless Mariah Pride parade.

  14. snowball says:

    lol Pont Neuf – I can just imagine all the glitter, lip gloss and earplugs.

    It’s a Mariah Festivus!

  15. abbizmal says:

    That bitch is full of herself. Seems it would be cheaper to bring a duplicate dress (just in case the spandex “crushes”–rips is more like it). As far as the tripping goes, girl always looks like she’s on something to me.

  16. Neelyo says:

    Just two? Boy, you couldn’t pay me enough for that job.

  17. Sakota says:

    At what point are people going to start telling ‘no’ to these celebrities?

  18. Cinderella says:

    And it takes 5 to get her off the sofa. She’s a big girl.

  19. macaquinha says:

    oh my god is her ass that big??

  20. grace says:

    Oh Dear Lord! I guess she has somebody to lower her onto the toillet seat, and another to wipe her precious ass :$

  21. Lem says:

    2 things occured to me reading this.

    1st 39 year old M is going to treat us to one hellofa 40th butterfly bash.

    2nd. she the world’s best selling female artist. really? Madonna? Cher? Janet? Mariah, really? hmpf

  22. Lem says:

    my aunts needs 2 people to get them out of the sofa. they can plop their own big butts down

  23. You Go Girl says:

    What a lunatic!
    Why doesn’t the financial crisis hit idiots like this?
    Imagine… having to do your own hair, or God forbid, apply your own make-up?
    Bloody hell, what has the world come to?

  24. Emily says:

    Lem, I’ve always found that confusing, too. I think I can name one Mariah song. She’s over, anyway, so hopefully someone like Christina, or even fucking Britney can overtake that record and make her fade away into blissfull oblivion.

    And seriously, does she have some sort of mental immaturity or something? What middle-aged woman is obsessed with freaking butterflies?

  25. GatsbyGal says:

    The toiletpaper thing isn’t really all that weird. Some people are just picky like that. I used to carry a little “travel roll” of Charmin in my purse in case there either was no toilet paper or that cheap one-ply stuff that just sorta crumbles when you touch it.

    But the rest of that stuff…wtf.

  26. NicoleAM says:

    She really does have her head in the clouds. She’s 40 and still dresses like a tween….and look at the names of alot of her albums: Rainbow, Glitter, Charm Bracelet? I swear she thinks she’s still in eighth grade! She probably doodles Mariah and Nick inside hearts in her journal. 😛

  27. ViktoryGin says:

    She probably does need 2 people to lower her onto the couch. Don’t think the woman’s ever run into pastry she didn’t like.

  28. M says:

    The British tabloids are full of sh*t as usual…