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

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.

Thank you New York!!! So happy to be back at the @beacontheatre for the 4th year ???? See you on Monday ? #Lambily

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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.

Get in the holiday spirit with my new song #TheStar from @TheStarMovie soundtrack! Listen to it today: link in bio!

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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 and Mariah Carey Teamed Up to Talk About Confidence, Insecurity, and Prejudice in the Music Industry

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Cardi B and Mariah Carey Teamed Up to Talk About Confidence, Insecurity, and Prejudice in the Music Industry

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At first glance, you may not think Cardi B and Mariah Carey have much in common. But the two chart-topping divas might actually be more similar than they are different.

Cardi B once called herself the “strip-club Mariah Carey”, so Interview magazine recruited the Afro-Venezuelan songstress herself to interview Belcalis.

In a new conversation in Interview magazine, Cardi B and Mariah Carey teamed up to talk about the challenges they’ve had to face as famous women of color coming from tough backgrounds.

And in case you thought otherwise, Mariah Carey was not throwing any softballs. The conversation was intense. The women covered everything from confidence, to body image, to prejudice in the music industry. It didn’t seem like either of the women held back.

Mimi opened the interview by asking Cardi if she ever felt beautiful as a child. Surprisingly, Cardi responded opened up about a topic that society doesn’t take about very often: anti-Blackness in the Latino community.

“I’m Trini and I’m Dominican, there’s a lot of Dominicans that look a certain type of way [in the Bronx]. They have soft, pretty, curly hair. Growing up, guys would ask me weird questions like, ‘If you’re Dominican, why is your hair so nappy?'”

Cardi went on to admit that she bleached and permed her hair when she was young to the point where she damaged her hair. But she soon learned to take care of her natural hair and appreciate it for what it was.

Cardi’s confession about her hair prompted Mariah to reveal her own vulnerable story. “It was a very traumatizing thing for me having a black father and a white mother, because my mother, who raised me, didn’t really know about textured hair,” Mariah said.

The superstar duo also touched on the sensitive topics of racism and prejudice in the music and fashion industries.

In fact, MC point-blank asked Cardi B: “Do you feel that the record industry or the fashion industry, from your perspective, is inherently racist?”. Cardi explained that she wouldn’t technically use the word racist, but has “felt prejudice.”

“I have been involved in endorsement deals, and then I found out that certain white people got more money for their deals from the same company,” she said. “So it’s like, ‘When you’re not paying me what you’re paying these other people, why is that?’ It’s kind of insulting.”

Cardi also added that Black artists have a tougher time getting dressed by designers and getting seats at fashion shows, even though hip-hop culture influences fashion in so many ways.

Cardi B and Mariah Carey then bonded over the fact that both of them could only be themselves throughout their careers in the public eye.

Mariah applauded the fact that the public doesn’t require celebrities to have a squeaky-clean image anymore. “I do think people are much more accepting now,” she said. “…I do feel like people are, at least in some circles, allowed to be themselves and express themselves more than they were back in the day.”

“People expected me to be something specific, but I can only be me,” she added. “We’re similar in that way.”

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Mariah Carey Perfectly Shades the NFL By Calling Super Bowl Sunday ‘Colin Kaepernick Appreciation Day’

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Mariah Carey Perfectly Shades the NFL By Calling Super Bowl Sunday ‘Colin Kaepernick Appreciation Day’

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Mariah Carey continues to show us that it’s her world and we’re just living in it. The Songbird Supreme has never been shy about standing up for what she believes in, now matter how salty her critics can get.

On Sunday, when the rest of America was glued to their TV screens watching the Super Bowl, Mariah Carey tweeted out: “Happy Colin Kaepernick Appreciation Day!”

Man interpreted the tweet as shade directed at the NFL for airing a seemingly anti-racism commercial that simultaneously revealed that the organization would be committing $250 million to ending systematic racism.

The commercial consisted of an inspirational speech being played over footage of Black Lives Matter protests.

“Football is a microcosm of America. All races, religions, living, playing, competing, side by side,” said the commercial.

Many viewers pegged the ad and announcement as tone-deaf, considering the NFL’s containing failure to support Colin Kaepernick’s (and now other Black football players’) protests against police brutality.

“Just saw a commercial that the NFL is committing $250 Million to end systemic racism yet they can’t even commit a couple million to get Colin Kaepernick signed to a team…” wrote one skeptical Twitter user.

“The NFL creating a commercial that shows players kneeling, putting “Breonna Taylor” on the back of their helmets, and ends with the league committing $250 million to end systemic racism must have @Kaepernick7 feeling some type of way,” wrote another.

This isn’t the first time Mariah has publicly showed her support for the former quarterback for the 49ers.

In 2018, Carey posted a picture on her Instagram of herself and Kaepernick together in a photo-op that (most of) her fans were going crazy over. She captioned the picture: “Such an honor to meet @kaepernick7 today!”

Carey, who is of Afro-Venezuelan descent, has always been frank about her support of racial equality and the end to police violence. She notably postponed the release of her 30th anniversary album to not detract attention from the BLM movement.

“As we continue to fight for equality and justice within our broken systems, I thank you for using your platforms to educate, inform and invoke change. Together let’s bring on a change,” she wrote on her Instagram.

While she was at it, Mariah also used her Twitter account to bring attention to another grave injustice that took place at a previous Super Bowl: the blackballing of Janet Jackson.

When one fan replied to her “Colin Kapppp appreciation thread” with the tweet, “Don’t forget it’s also Janet Jackson appreciation day,” she responded with a sly: “Yes it is! *Heart emoji*”

Sigh. No one is able to shade like the Queen.

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