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Beyonce once sang about how divas are female versions of hustlers, but Mariah Carey may have gone a step past even them! Check out her most outrageous antics to date.
E!’s Jeff Olde told Us Weekly that Mariah goes to extremes to make sure her voice is on point the day of her performances. “She cannot speak the day before a performance,” Jeff said. “She knows exactly what she wants but she has to communicate through writing or sign language, and it’s a sort of a joke within her group, because she has to preserve her voice.”
Whatever Mimi wants, Mimi gets. The singer, who is dating former back-up singer Bryan Tanaka, reportedly requires a specific couch combination. A one three-seater and one two-seater – in a plain color (no "busy patterns" allowed!) combined with eight tall, leafy plants, two vases of white roses and vanilla scented candles must all be in the dressing room when she prepares to hit the stage.
For snacks and drinks Mariah Carey
requests fruit, cheese, pretzels, three bottles of Chardonnay, one bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon and melon-flavored Gatorade.
It takes a lot to look this good! And we mean A LOT. "I've got to sleep 15 hours to sing the way I want to," Mariah told Interview magazine in 2007.
She also admitted to sleeping with 20 humidifiers around her bed. "Basically, it's like sleeping in a steam room," she said. Let's hope she doesn't sweat too badly!
If this isn't shocking, we don't know what is! The singer reportedly demanded a $50 million ‘inconvenience fee’ from ex-fiancee James Packer when they split since she had to relocate to be near him.
Don't mess with her pets! MC drops a small fortune on her eight pooches, including almost $40,000 just for grooming! The pampered mutts are also treated to massages, facials and are driven around by chauffeurs.
Speaking of James, while with him in Capri, Italy last year, she “literally had an entrance song,” when dining at an exclusive restaurant around 11pm, a source told Page Six. And only her songs played all night!
It takes a village! Mariah is rarely seen alone, and that's totally on purpose. According to reports, the singer won’t go anywhere without a staff of at least 15 people – which include personal assistants and security guards.
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