It’s no secret that Mariah Carey is a total diva. She has been in the business for nearly 30 years, is one of best-selling artists of all time, and has a voice that can’t be compared to. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Mimi has made some over-the-top requests in the past.
She certainly isn’t the first musician with a prepared list of outrageous demands wherever she goes but that, coupled with her behavior on the set of the 2017 comedy The House, didn’t leave a great impression on the rest of the cast. The diva’s antics may have actually been the reason her part was cut from the movie.
The film’s star, Will Ferrell, confirmed that Carey “did not make the final cut” while co-stars Cedric Yarbrough and Rob Huebel elaborated on the news by claiming that the superstar had ridiculous requests and was difficult to work with. Here’s a list detailing some of the singer’s most outrageous behavior — including what she demanded to have in her trailer during the filming of The House.
1. She refuses to speak at all the day before her shows
Carey is known for going to great lengths to “preserve” her voice, so don’t expect to hear her say anything the day before she has a show. Jeff Olde, who oversaw the production of the star’s E! docuseries titled Mariah’s World, told The New York Times that the diva wouldn’t utter a single word on those days and only communicated through writing and signing.
“She cannot speak the day before a performance,” said Olde. “She knows exactly what she wants but has to communicate through writing or sign language.”