We love Mariah so hard there’s just no going back. And all these stories about her being a demanding control-freak of a diva do nothing to diminish that very high regard. They do the opposite of diminish it. Can’t think of the verb right now.
The latest is from GMTV’s Kate Garroway who reveals that ‘Riah had two people lower her onto the famous sofa. And? Maybe her dress was so tight she couldn’t do it alone. What’s the beef? The beef, probably.
Then she brought her own toilet roll. Well, wouldn’t you? Would you want the next sheet after dirty Lorraine Kelly had been in there squeezing out haggis? Right? And apparently she brought her own butterfly-shaped confetti to X Factor! Well? Don’t you say thank you when someone brings you something nice? And we are talking the most successful female singer OF ALL TIME here. We think you go the extra mile.
It takes us back to our own Mariah story, when we were flying back from Madrid in a private jet with her after waiting up overnight for a Mariah who never showed for her interview (she at least sorted out a five-star room). Once on the jet – and stop us if you’ve heard this – she pretended to try and lift her window blind. People rushed over to fix it for her while she winked at us as if to say, ‘See! I don’t have to do anything!’
Then, when the stewardess came out to welcome us to the 9am flight, she asked if anyone would like a tea or a coffee, ‘Riah looked on incredulous: ‘Honey! This is a private jet!’ she goes. ‘We want champagne!’
Now, isn’t that our kind of diva? J’adore, etc.