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Mariah Carey Will Always Be The Queen Of Christmas Even If She Doesn’t Want The Title

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Mariah Carey is known for her extra-ness. She always overdoes it, and we are quick to overlook certain things about her than we would from other celebrities. Like when she posts a photo of herself working out in high heels and fishnets. That’s just something we come to expect from Mariah, so if, say, Jennifer Lopez hit the gym in heels she’d likely not get the same response.

Even with her well-documented diva antics, Mariah managed to surprise everyone earlier this year when she announced that she did not accept the title of “Queen of Christmas.” * gasps in gaytino *

Most people are willing to call Mariah Carey the undisputed queen of Christmas.

Seriously. Who doesn’t wait all year to start blasting “All I Want For Christmas Is You” on repeat for the entire month of December?

But Carey recently stated that she does not accept the title.

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During an interview with PEOPLE, the singer was asked about being called the Queen of Christmas. This was her response:

“I don’t accept that name because I feel like it’s, I don’t know who gave it to me,” Carey said. “That’s too much. I humbly thank them and I do have an extraordinary love for the holiday season. All year long I just wait and I look forward to cooking and decorating the Christmas tree.”

However, when The Hollywood Reporter got around to asking her about the moniker, she shut it down pretty hard. When told “they” call her the Queen of Christmas, she said:

“‘They.’ I don’t know who ‘they’ are. That is not my appellation. It’s not that I’m not thrilled. I just don’t think I deserve it. I’m just a person who likes Christmas, OK? Who happened to write some songs.”

To be fair, Carey does go on to tell the interviewer for People about all the different trees she and her family keep in the house.

While Carey has the right to deny her place as the Queen of Christmas, we respectfully reject her declaration. Here’s why:

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All of her fans know that the tree-buying is going to be all over social media and most can’t wait for it.

We found our #nyc tree!! ??

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There are always so many questions swirling. How tall is it going to be? Will she find the perfect tree? How does she stay humble enough to go to the tree stand in person to get her own tree? So. Many. Questions.

Her song “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has been turned into an animated movie.

Seriously. In the movie, a young Mariah Carey is on a mission to fulfill her Christmas wish of owning a dog. The previews make the movie look adorable af and every grown adult needs to watch it.

But don’t ever use the phrase “young Mariah” in Carey’s presence. When The Hollywood Reporter committed this offense, she responded, “What are you trying to insinuate? As ‘little’ Mariah, I think you meant.” There is no young Mariah, because Mariah is ageless. Check yourself.

Carey even used her voice to record a new Christmas song called “The Star” for the new holiday movie.

It’s no “All I Want For Christmas Is You” but it is certainly a holiday banger.

And her kids sang back up for the pop superstar!

? Follow that star above you?#TheStar ? Full video now on @vevo!

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If your heart isn’t exploding at this then you are too cold.

She’s clearly best friends with Saint Nick.

#Christmas is here everywhere. ❤️???❄️

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Like, who else besides the Queen of Christmas gets a personal visit from Saint Nick during his busy season?

You can even buy yourself some Christmas-specific Mariah Carey swag because queen.

Some of these might even make the perfect stocking stuffers for your closest and loveliest lambs.

We know you don’t accept the title of Queen of Christmas, Mariah. Yet, it would not be Christmas without your presence to brighten the holiday.

??Joy To The World ?? #JTTW #MariahBeacon #ChristmasWithMariah @beacontheatre

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Merry Christmas, Mimi. The queen of queens.


READ: Mariah Carey Already Dropped Her New Christmas Single And Fans Are Hyped

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Cardi B Posted An Almost Nude Video, Madonna Whipped Maluma, And Other Wild Billboard Award Moments

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Cardi B Posted An Almost Nude Video, Madonna Whipped Maluma, And Other Wild Billboard Award Moments

This year’s Billboard Music Awards show was popping and it was more than just the show. The celebrities went all out in some of the most extreme ways and it was all caught on social media. Cardi B led the pack with 21 nominations, making it the biggest opportunity for Latino wins yet. Drake swept the awards taking home 12 awards to bring his net total to 27 Billboard awards, breaking Taylor Swift’s record. BTS was everywhere talking to everyone including Becky G. We can’t forget Mariah Carey’s speech about all of the drama she experienced in her career.

The two-hour red carpet pre-show got real steamy, thanks to Cardi B and husband, Offset.

The two had a brief split in late 2018 but they’re hotter than ever after the release of R-rated music video “Clout,” which now has over 55 million views on YouTube.

Fans were shook to see Cardi’s killer abs, less than a year after giving birth.

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Our first thought was, ‘dang, that’s an incredible contouring job.’ Pero, no. From every angle, Cardi is ripped, and you didn’t see the BBMA’s if you didn’t revel in Cardi’s abs.

Becky G revealed that she’s working on her Spanish language album and an English EP.

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“I am working on my Spanish album at the moment and I’m also working on my English EP. So I have both worlds going on at the same time, and living in both worlds simultaneously my whole life. It’s challenging as an artist.” -Becky G

After an explicit red carpet photo went viral, Cardi gave the class an anatomy lesson backstage.

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She posted a nearly nude video to set the record straight, all while shouting, “Motherf**kers going showing this f**king picture, now you’re all photoshopping it even more like, ‘Cardi pussy, Cardi pussy.’ First of all, that ain’t my pussy. My pussy right here. This is where I birthed my daughter from. This right here, you know the part that shows when I go like this, that’s just my a**!”

Thank you, Cardi, for this valuable lesson that we all enjoyed.

Kelly Clarkson performed covers of both “MIA” by Bad Bunny and “I Like It” by Cardi B.

After show opener, Taylor Swift performed “ME!,” we witnessed Kelly Clarkson covering a slew of top hits from 2018, including Spanish language music. While it’s great that Latin music is becoming more mainstream, we wonder where Clarkson received the invitation to cover these songs. Bad Bunny invited Drake to collaborate and we got a viral sensation. What are your thoughts on a white country singer singing viral Latin hits at the BBMAs? Comment below.

Madonna and Maluma performed their new collaboration “Medellín” on stage with the help of some holograms.

The performance was fine until things got a little questionable. During the show, Madonna produces a riding crop and started to play with Maluma in a way that would make our parents gasp and cover our adult eyes.

But, what do you expect from the song that showed Madonna licking Maluma’s toes in the music video?

Ozuna swept the Latin-specific Billboard Music Awards.

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Ozuna was nominated for five awards and took home three! The Top Latin Song of the year was, no surprise, “Te Boté (Remix). His album, Aura, also won the Latin Album of the year and all of the above earned him Latin Artist of the year! Felicidades, Ozuna!

Cardi took home six Billboard awards.

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In a contentious battle between Cardi and Nicki Minaj, Cardi took home the Rap Female Artist award for the second year in a row. Sensational “I Like It” earned her the top Rap Song award and “Girls Like You” won her the Hot 100 Song, Collaboration, Radio Song and Top Selling Song awards. Maroon 5 was not present at the ceremony and Cardi happily accepted all four trophies on everyone’s behalf.

During Cardi’s acceptance speech for Top Rap Song, the audience couldn’t hold back their applause.

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Cardi began her acceptance speech by telling the world that the trophy belongs to her fans… “the gang, gang, gang.” As the crowd roared in applause, she had to tell them she wasn’t finished yet.

“I know y’all love me. If you got a favorite artist, support them. Stream their music. Listen to their music. Tell a friend to tell a friend about their music to get them on the chart, an upcoming artist or artists that’s already out there. Support their music. Be the biggest fan that you can be.”

Mariah Carey took home the Icon Award, but not before performing a medley of her most iconic songs through the decades.

In an emotional acceptance speech, Carey bared it all:

“I still feel like that lost interracial child who had a lot of nerve to believe I could succeed at anything at all in this world. But I did believe, because I had to.

I want to thank all the people who’ve been with me on this journey through the highs and lows, through the struggles –through your struggles and mine. To anybody who doesn’t allow themselves to be broken, and keeps getting up, and keeps holding on, and keeps standing tall, and keeps on believing, and keeps rising, I celebrate you tonight. And to anyone who’s ever told me that a song I wrote helped save your life, I thank you because you saved mine, and I’ll be eternally grateful.”

READ: Here’s 19 Ways Latinxs Slayed And Played at the Billboard Music Awards

A Selena Stan Made A Thread Of La Reina As Fanta Bottles And It’s Adorably Hilarious

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A Selena Stan Made A Thread Of La Reina As Fanta Bottles And It’s Adorably Hilarious

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Selena Quintanilla has a devoted fan base to rival the likes of the Bee Hive or the Barbz (both of which have been known for go for blood when they’re stanning their Queens). Recently, fans of the powerhouse singer of Tejano music have taken to Twitter to compare the prolific singer’s outfits to everyday objects (oddly enough, whisks).

One stan matched Selena with Fanta bottles!

omg hahah I love how colorful this is!

And got creative with all of the colors revealing something that’s pretty sweet.

That our music queen was also a reina of vibrancy .

They even did Mariah Carey did it!

This time around, Mariah stans have decided that they have truly found the inanimate object that resembles their queen above any other inanimate object: the champagne bottle. Yes, you heard that right. A trend started by Mariah Carey uber-fan, Twitter user @extrapettychris, the biggest Mariah fans are now comparing photos of her in a range of outfits to photos of assorted champagne bottles. The result is an oddly hypnotic gallery of satisfying look-alike images.

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