Mariah Carey doubled down on calling Meghan Markle a “diva”, insisting she wanted it to be complementary.
The superstar singer, 53, appeared on the second episode of her Archetypes podcast on Spotify when she told the Duchess, 41, “you sometimes give us Meghan diva moments”.
A shocked Meghan had started to ‘sweat’ and ‘stop dead’ when she heard the term, but Mariah has since insisted she meant no harm.
“It’s stimulating!” Mariah Carey doubled down on calling Meghan Markle a ‘diva’, insisting she wanted it to be complementary
Tweeting a link to the podcast on Friday, Mariah wrote: ‘I really enjoyed talking to the Duchess and diva Meghan Markle about “The Diva Duality”. Yes! I called her a diva, in the most fabulous, gorgeous and empowering sense of the word!!! # Archetypes.’
Titled The Duality Of Diva With Mariah Carey, the episode explored the “complexities surrounding the diva” and the negative connotations associated with the word.
Mariah, in a voiceover, mentioned the diva’s extravagant demands associated with the singer, saying: “Perhaps you’ve read the time when she allegedly asked for 20 white kittens and 100 doves in London?” I do not know.’
Nervous: A shocked Meghan started to ‘sweat’ and ‘stop dead’ when she was called a ‘diva’, but Mariah has since insisted she means no harm
During the 46-minute episode, Mariah told the former Suits actress, “You give us diva moments sometimes, Meghan.” Don’t even act like…” with an aghast Duchess responding and laughing in surprise, “What kind of diva moments am I giving you?”
The Duchess of Sussex admitted she giggled and sat in ‘silent revolt’, fearing her ‘girl crush’ for the popstar was ‘quickly going away’ after Mariah claimed Meghan was having problems. “diva moments”.
Yet Mariah was quick to reassure Meghan that she was referring to her posture, her clothes, her “beautiful ensembles”, according to the Duchess, who admitted she had first thought her guest was doing a “dig”.
Moments: The singer, 53, appeared on the second episode of her Archetypes podcast on Spotify when she told the Duchess, 41, “you sometimes give us Meghan diva moments”
Speaking at the end of the podcast, Meghan said: ‘Everything was fine, I mean very fine, until this moment happened, which I don’t know about you, but it stopped me dead. when she called me a diva.
“You couldn’t see me, of course, but I started to sweat a little. I began to squirm in my chair in this silent rebellion. Like waiting. What? Not what? How can you? It’s not true. Why would you say that?
“My mind was really spinning with the nonsense she had to read or click on to get him to say that.”
Still, she revealed that Mariah was quick to reassure her that she meant the label as “chic” and “aspirational”.
Listen: Titled The Duality Of Diva With Mariah Carey, the episode explored the “complexities surrounding the diva” and the negative connotations associated with the word
Meghan said: ‘She must have felt my nervous giggle and you all would have heard it too, and she jumped up to make sure I was crystal clear.
“When she said diva she was talking about the way I dress, the posture of a garment, quote without quotes as she sees it.
She meant diva as a compliment. I heard it like a dig. I heard it as the word diva as I think of it, but at that time, as she explained to me, she meant it as chic, as ambitious.
Elsewhere in the Spotify podcast, as part of Meghan and Harry’s £18million deal with the streaming giant, the Duchess said she was only treated as a “black woman” for the first time when she started dating Prince Harry – and “things really changed”. for her after entering royal life.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on June 3 during their final visit to the UK
The former Suits star said she was inspired by the singer as a child because Mariah is of mixed race. Mariah’s father is African American and Venezuelan, while her mother is white Irish.
The Duchess, whose estranged father Thomas is white and her mother Doria is black, said when Mariah first came onto the music scene, she was like, “Oh my God.” Someone who looks like me. She is mixed race like me,” adding that she was a “fan girl” of the star.
She added, “Because we are light skinned, you are not treated like a black woman. You are not treated like a white woman. You are between the two.
“If there was a time when my race was more focused, it was when I started dating my husband. Then I started to understand what it was like to be treated like a black woman because until then I was treated like a mixed race woman and things really changed.”
Harry and Meghan’s visit to the UK and Germany
- monday september 5: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will travel to Manchester for the One Young World Summit, an event that brings together young leaders from more than 190 countries
- tuesday september 6: Harry and Meghan to travel to Germany for Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023 One Year to Go event
- Thursday, September 8: The Sussexes then return to the UK for the WellChild Awards in London
Mariah replied: “But it’s an interesting thing, a mixed woman, because I always thought it should be OK to say I’m mixed, like it should be OK to say that, but people want that you choose.”
Starting the podcast, Mariah told Meghan: “I’m MC, you can call me Mimi, you can call me Mariah, whatever you want.” The Duchess started the conversation by asking the names of Carey’s dogs – Cha Cha and Muttley P Gore Jackson.
Last Tuesday, Meghan used the first episode of Archetypes with Serena to take a veiled look at life in the royal family. She also told of her horror when a “fire” broke out in her son Archie’s bedroom while on tour in South Africa.
The then four-month-old was not in the room when a heater started smoking, but it left the Duchess “shaken” and “in tears”, she told her friend. Despite her anger, she said she was forced to continue with the couple’s official engagements.
In a 6,400-word magazine article to promote the podcast yesterday, the Duchess took a series of apparent jabs at the Royal Family, warning she could ‘say anything’ now that she has left the cabinet .
Meghan even suggested that Prince Harry felt like he had “lost” his father because of his decision to step down from public office. But in an extraordinary clarification last night, allies of the couple said the Duchess was actually referring to the breakdown of her relationship with her own father.
Meghan told The Cut magazine: “Harry said to me, ‘I lost my father in this process. It’s not necessarily the same thing for them as for me, but it’s his decision. A source close to Prince Charles said he would be saddened if Harry felt their relationship was lost yesterday, adding: “The Prince of Wales loves both his sons.”
In other shocking claims, Meghan said the couple felt compelled to leave Britain because ‘just by existing we upset the dynamics of the hierarchy’, while Harry, 37, did his own jibe to the Royal Family saying: “Most people I know and a lot of my family, they can’t work and live together.
Read all about it: The Duchess of Sussex recently gave an explosive interview to The Cut – part of New York magazine
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