Meghan Markle gains a lot of attention, but it seems that she might have a reputation with Mariah Carey. The royal was recently accused of diva tendencies, something that nobody wants to hear.
The Duchess of Sussex released the second episode of her Spotify podcast Archetypes Tuesday, this time welcoming singer Mariah Carey as her guest. The Duchess of Sussex spoke with the singer, 53, for a conversation titled “The Duality of Diva,” in which they discussed being multiracial, and the derogatory connotations attached to the term “diva” in modern society.
On Tuesday’s episode of her “Archetype” podcast, Meghan Markle “started to sweat” after Mariah Carey called the Duchess of Sussex out for having “diva moments.” When Markle, who is 41, told her guest that she does not personally “connect to” the “diva … persona,” Carey, who is 53, interrupted.
“You give us diva moments sometimes, Meghan, Don’t act like [you don’t].”
The “Suits” alum appeared flustered, asking, “What kind of diva moments did I give you?” Carey then clarified that she meant Markle’s “visual[s]” and not her personality, saying she “didn’t mean” anything by the comment and was “playing” with the former actress. Markle expressed her relief after the interview ended.
“She must have felt my nervous laughter, and … she jumped right in to make sure I was crystal clear that when she said diva she was talking about the way I dress, the posture, the clothing, “She meant diva as a compliment, but I heard it as a dig. That moment, as she explained to me, she meant it as chic, as inspirational.”
Before Carey set the record straight, Markle admittedly was “squirming in [her] chair in [a] quiet revolt” against the accusation. She recalled, “[The conversation] was all going swimmingly, really well, until that moment happened,” She added, “It stopped me in my tracks. … My mind was just genuinely spinning on what nonsense she might have read or clicked on to make her say that.”
Markle explained, “I just kept thinking in that moment: Is my girl crush coming to a quick demise? Does she actually not see me?” Earlier in the episode, the “Bench” author told Carey how important the Grammy winner’s career was to her while growing up biracial. You can listen to her speak at length below.
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