Mariah Carey calls Meghan Markle a "diva"

Mariah Carey calls Meghan Markle a "diva"

Meghan Markle revealed that she "started to sweat a little bit" when Mariah Carey called her a "diva" during a recent interview on 'Archetypes'.

Mariah Carey
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Meghan Markle has released the second episode of her 'Archetypes' Spotify podcast. 

This time, she featured the legendary Mariah Carey. The two of them got to speak about a lot of things including racial discrimination. 

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During the interview, things took a different turn when Mariah called Meghan a "diva". 

 “You give us diva moments sometimes, Meghan," said Mariah, to which Megan replied puzzled. 

"What kind of diva moments do I give you?” asked Megan. 

 “It’s the visual. It’s the visual. A lot of it is the visual. But let’s pretend that you weren’t so beautiful and didn’t have the whole thing and didn’t often have gorgeous ensembles. You wouldn’t maybe get as much diva," said Mariah. 

But she went on to explain that it is not something to be ashamed of. 

"People strive for divadom. Revel in it!,” she added. 

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Although at the moment, Meghan seemed confused, Mariah later explained that the word 'diva' is not bad. 

She said the word to her means glamor, extravagance, and grandeur.

 Meghan explained how she felt when Mariah labeled her a diva. 

“It was all going swimmingly, I mean really well, until that moment happened, which I don’t know about you but it stopped me in my tracks when she called me a diva," she said at the end of the interview. 

“You couldn’t see me, obviously, but I started to sweat a little bit. I started squirming in my chair in this quiet revolt. Like, wait. What? No. What? How could you? That’s not true. Why would you say that? My mind genuinely was just spinning with what nonsense she must have read or clicked on to make her say that,"  she said. 

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However, she went on to explain that when Mariah said diva, she meant it as a compliment. 

"She was talking about the way that I dress, the posture, the clothing, a quote-unquote fabulousness as she sees it. She meant diva as a compliment. I heard it as a dig. Heard it as the word diva as I think of it, but in that moment, as she explained to me, she meant it as chic, as aspirational,” said Meghan.

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