Our favorite “All I Want For Christmas” songstress stopped by to see Andy Cohen on last night’s episode of “Watch What Happens Live.” That’s right, Mariah Carey was live and in the flesh!
No topic seemed to be off limits during their fireside chit chat: Mariah shared the real story behind her alleged offstage feud Whitney Houston, found three nice things to say about ex-fling-turned-enemy Eminem and she even called out HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” for not giving her a role on the show!
Take a look at our favorite highlights below.
On Whitney Houston:
“It’s so hard to talk about that situation still. Initially, obviously we are all inspired by other people and Whitney happened to be a star. She was born a star and she was popular prior to me having a record deal and of course we were all inspired by her singing. And then the record label wanted to sort of guide me and work with producers she had worked with. I had already had my own demo and songs I had written. I had my own identity but everybody wanted to push me that way. So understandably there was a little bit of weird tension. Yet, when we finally met…we got along so well! I would wait for the moments to be with Whitney.
On having more kids:
“I have a boy and a girl and I couldn’t ask for more… If Nick could have the babies himself then maybe. Yeah, bring ‘em on! We love the kids… Here’s the thing, I’m responsible for the kids for like forever. They didn’t ask for this lifestyle but here they are.
On her favorite things about Eminem:
“Uh, they come in a package that you can carry wherever you go. Everybody loves them around the world. And they’re tasty! You can have the peanut and you can have the regular kind.”
On other artists who stole her diva fan idea (was she talking about Beyonce?):
“Sometimes my hair blows in the videos. A couple of people do it now, so I have to just keep it consistent,” Mariah said.
“Yes! Yes! You were the first, sweetie,” Andy Cohen added. “You were the first.”
On being a gladiator:
“I don’t really have time to be like, ‘Oh, I got to get home for the TV show now.’ And I haven’t forever, but I would say right now [my favorite is] ‘Boardwalk Empire.’ And I am highly insulted I didn’t get a call to play the singer on the latest. Highly insulted, holler at me people! But honestly “Scandal.” I love “Scandal,” I live for “Scandal.” Olivia Pope!
Check out what the 43-year-old beauty had to say about her loyal fans and career longevity below.
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