Mariah Carey is not one to mince words; Meghan Markle knows this firsthand. She was reportedly irritated and uneasy because the diva had just labeled her as a diva as well.
After all, they say it takes one to know one.
On August 29, Meghan Markle released the second episode of her Spotify podcast Archetypes, featuring Mariah Carey as her guest. The Duchess of Sussex, 41, and the artist, 53, spoke for a conversation titled “The Duality of Diva,” in which they discussed the modern negative implications of the word “diva” and being multiracial. Carey stated that she moved more than a dozen times as a child and had to adjust to each new beginning while growing up poor.
Meghan Markle and her “Archetype” podcast listeners “began to sweat” after Mariah Carey accused the Duchess of Sussex of having “diva moments” on Tuesday’s episode.
When Markle, 41, told her guest that she did not “identify with” the “diva… character,” Carey, 53, interjected. “You give us diva moments, Meghan,” the singer admitted. “Do not act as if [you don’t].”
“What kind of diva moments did I give you?” the “Suits” alum seemed perplexed. Carey emphasized that she was referring to Markle’s “visuals,” not her personality and that she was “playing” with the former actress.
Following the interview’s conclusion, Markle expressed relief. She explained that Carey must have felt she said something to make the ex-Royal uncomfortable because she immediately had to clarify her diva remark. Carey was referring to her attire, posture, and apparel rather than her actual attitude, which could be considered negative.
“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.”
Prior to Carey’s clarification, Markle was “quietly rebelling in her chair” at the accusation.
She was nervous as she tried to figure out what “nonsense” or fake news Carey had read about her. Markle added that she thought her “girl crush” would be shattered for a while.
Earlier in the show, the author of “Bench” told Carey how important her biracial child was to her.