Mariah Carey Gets Provocative For PAPER

Published: Monday 21st Aug 2017 by Sam

For much of Mariah Carey‘s early career, the songbird rocked gowns that covered her from head-to-toe.

Now, after blossoming like a ‘Butterfly’ and experiencing ‘Emancipation,’ Mimi seems eager to flaunt her curves at every chance.

And it appears that desire grows more by the year.

Case in point her new PAPER magazine cover feature.

Rocking a barely there ensemble, the 47 year old leads the special Las Vegas issue which celebrates the entertainers currently rocking Sin City.

Carey recently wrapped her ‘#1 To Infinity’ special there, but will be back at The Colosseum in December for Christmas run of shows.

Clearly uninhibited, peep more from Mariah (including excerpts from her interview) below…

On Why She’s Doing Vegas:

“Well, I just thought it would be something in between albums, because now I’m working on a new album and new singles, and I just thought it was a great place to be able to be. Because I have twins [Moroccan and Monroe], who just turned six…to have them be in one place for a period of time rather than, like, touring for all that time [is great]. They go with me.”

On Who Makes Her Starstruck

“There’s always people who I admire and when I see them [I get starstruck]. The last time I saw Prince, he came to my dressing room. I had said I wanted to go visit him to say hello because we’ve met before.When he was living we had had lots of conversations, and he helped me through certain moments that were not easy. I don’t want to get too depressing, but I was having a conversation with Prince and then I looked around the room and I noticed that everyone in the room was looking up and staring like they couldn’t believe he was standing there. But I would always be a little bit starstruck [when] I [saw] Michael Jackson as well.”

On Having Diva Moments:

“Actually, I have had diva moments, and then people can’t handle it. I guess it’s a little intense, because I come from a true diva: My mother is an opera singer. And that’s a real diva, you know — Juilliard diva. And so other people that are like, ‘I’m a diva,’ it’s like, ‘Honey, you don’t know what a diva is, you didn’t grow up with my mom.’ [Laughs] And I mean it as a compliment, or I wouldn’t be the person I am without experiencing that. And so when people hear me say, like, ‘Dahling da da da da’ and talk that way, it’s kinda like I’m channeling my mother. Not that she says ‘dahling’ all the time, but like that voice is… it’s like I inadvertently do it, and I don’t do it to be disrespectful, I just do it and it just happens and it’s like, [in diva voice] ‘I don’t even know why.'”


Oh Mariah.

She’s long been in need of a reinvention and while some of these shots actually slay (in their own ludicrous kind of way), this is not the rebranding that the Comeback Dr ordered.

If there’s any solace, it’s that she says she’s working on new music. But her pacing these days, as she stacks up on her other ventures, doesn’t give us hope that any of it will come to fruition anytime soon.

Your thoughts?

[Photo credit: PAPER / James White / Adobe]

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  1. pon_De August 21, 2017

    Not seeing the issue here. It’s PAPER magazine not The Watchtower and the theme is Vegas/Sin City.

    • Lisa August 21, 2017

      Honey she will never be a Jehovah Witness, she is feeling her SEXUALITY and thats ok. She is having a great ending to 2017, the awesome tour with Lionel Richie, Great vocals, She’s losing the weight, she got herself a gay ass hell boy toy and Tiger’s great weaves. WORK MIMI. I’m for this. Get those FADED/CAMUfloge vocals on point and get that CD released. MAKE IT LOOK GOOD HUNNIE

      • ??? August 21, 2017

        lmao gurl bye. she looks like a drag race contestant that still didn’t make the cut after trying for seven seasons lmao.

  2. Jamon August 21, 2017

    Sam is petty and as dumb as they get. I won’t go into details on his shade, it’s become a Moo point with him/her. It’s time for you to stay behind the scenes and give the article’s to new writers. Maybe your site would be popping again 🤔

    • Max August 21, 2017

      Watch him praise Jwhore’s spread

  3. Gigi August 21, 2017

    Sam ALWAYS has some negative view of Mariah. He praises other artists who will never and could never be as successful and talented as Mariah. Admit it Sam, you dislike Mariah. You should let someone else on your blog write articles about Mariah. You have no credibility.

  4. Fancy BISH August 21, 2017

    Haters can say what they want, but ya’ll can’t deny that Mimi serves PURE FACE each and ERRYTIME lol…FACE THE FACTS 🤳🏽

  5. M August 21, 2017

    Giving us PURE DIVA!!!! Mimi is the last standing diva of our day (Celine too) and she thrives in that world! No one wants a “down to earth” and “basic” Mariah…..if we wanted that, Ariana Grande would be moving more units! #bloop

    • Fancy BISH August 21, 2017

      ☕️yaaas lol

    • JOHNVIDAL August 21, 2017

      I also think Mariah and Celine are the last true monumental divas mainstream music gave us.

      • ??? August 21, 2017

        wrong, they are not. barbara streisand is still here & still in charge of the girls lmao.

      • Jasmine August 21, 2017

        Beyonce, Mary J Blige, Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, Nia Long, Toni Braxton, Usher, John Legend, Madonna, and numerous other female and male Divas are still living so I would have to disagree with your comment that Mariah and Celine are the only Divas left. Beyonce has been making hit records since 1995 to present day. Celine’s top 10 hit was in 17 years ago and Mariah’s was 10 years ago so these are just 2 legendary divas among many who has more accolades behind them than what’s ahead.

      • JOHNVIDAL August 22, 2017

        Let me explain: when I say the last ones I don´t mean the last ones alive. I mean the last ones to debut. Barbra is form before them. I eman there hasn´t been anybody as monumental as them since they debuted.

    • ??? August 21, 2017

      lol except right about now ariana is moving more units than she is, and headlining her won tour while mariah is an opening act for an 80s dinosaur lmao. and how many units has she moved since ariana’s last two albums? lmfao

      • M August 21, 2017

        Hahahaha! Ariana is allegedly at her PRIME and barely going GOLD (with streaming included). You’re using THAT as a bragging point? Girl….sit, stay!

      • Jasmine August 21, 2017

        @??? You should not be disrespecting Lionel Richie like that. Whatever cattyness and b|tchiness you have towards Mariah has nothing to do with him. He puts on a very good show. It is just sad he is touring with lazy lackluster Mariah opening for him instead of a better opening act.

    • Jasmine August 21, 2017

      Mary J Blige, Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, Nia Long, Toni Braxton, Usher, Madonna, and numerous other Divas are still living so I would have to disagree with your comment that Mariah is the only Diva left.

      • JOHNVIDAL August 22, 2017

        Oh please! Those people don´t match in the category we were talkinga bout to begin with. They are not monumental, talented and classy at the same time enough. I would leave Madonna there but she is from before Celine and Mariah. Like I explained in my other comment: Celine and Mariah are the last ones real huge divas that maisntream gave us. Not that barbra is not here anymore. She is and she definitely is one of those huge divas.

      • Jasmine August 22, 2017

        Define or look up what the word “monumental” means. I think anyone using a Celine Dion photo as their own is biased towards other artists that have achieved monumental success. All the artists I mentioned plus Janet, Beyonce, Madonna, and numerous others fit the bill dear.

      • JOHNVIDAL August 23, 2017

        Madonna does fit. The others don´t Can´t you understand the facts? Janet Jackson has never been anywhere near to being as monumental. Sales don´t lie. Madonna, mariah, Celine and Whitney are the biggest bishes to eevr do it success wise. End of story. Janet is on Britney´s level success wise. Beyonce… just no.

      • Jasmine August 24, 2017

        LOL You must only be looking at album sales (most of which goes to the record label) and not the all-important touring sales. Mariah could not do a tour as big as Janet or Beyonce in the US ever. Mariah simply does not have the touring presence or likeability factor to sell the tickets. Mariah’s current gig as an opening act for Lionel Richie is flopping and tickets are selling for as little as $9.99 regular seats and $30 bucks for front and second row seats. They are not even breaking even on this tour. Just google it and there are numerous articles about the tour flopping. I don’t know why you are hating on Beyonce because even if you dislike her Beyonce’s music sales and tour sales are impressive and I cannot turn a blind eye to Bey’s numbers even though I am not a fan of hers. Same goes for Madonna. You are quick to dismiss Madge’s abilities or “monumental” status but now you are backpedaling saying she is. FYI The actual definition of “monumental” is “great in importance, extent, or size.” You may want to pick another word if you are so hung up on isolating Mariah and Celine to a specific category. The phrase “washed up” comes to mind for Mariah and “boss” comes to mind for Celine. Trying to combine the two together in a category is really a subliminal diss towards Celine because Celine is way way better than Mariah.

  6. DanYiel Iman August 21, 2017

    Alright Mariah Carey better WerQ!!

  7. Theman August 21, 2017

    Boy you’re a hater & bitter. She looks great. You pick on anything just to hate..

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  9. ??? August 21, 2017

    lmao hot. ass. mess. you sheep can keep deluding yourselves all you want, these photos are a HOT FLAMING MESS, and y’all know it lmao.

  10. JOHNVIDAL August 21, 2017

    Why is Sam complaining once again at the end of this post for no reason as usual? Again with “what the doctor ordered” pshit? LMAO Why would she change her pace and the way she releases albums FOR YOU now that she´s 50 or so? Why? Why don´t you demand that from your lessor favorites? It´s ridiculous.

  11. Suicide Blonde August 21, 2017

    She looks fantastic.

  12. Aaliyah Dana Carter August 21, 2017

    Sam always has something negative to say about Madonna and Mariah but licks Janet’s ISIS bearing p****. At least mariah and madonna care about their fans and can still tour. Janet has a reputation for canceling her tour dates and never completing them. Yet, ya’ll dummies get excited for it everytime and act like she’s going to slay but we all know she’s going to have “vocal issues” after a few dates and cance;. Give me a break.

    • ??? August 21, 2017

      Lol b*tch at least Janet ain’t in vegas playing opening act to ans80s dinosaur b*tch like mariahs hasbeen asss so sit and stfu until your fave can go on tour….oh yeah that’s right lmao…💀💀💀 amd what da fuq does aaliyah mean in ISIS code h0 lmao…

    • SMH August 21, 2017

      Sit. Janet is on her OWN tour. Mariah is an OPENING ACT. Let’s not.

    • Jasmine August 21, 2017

      Do not hate on Janet. Go watch Janet’s concerts on youtube and I bet you will be backpedaling immediately!!! Janet slays. Unlike Mariah and Madonna, Janet HAS A LIFE! When your career is your life then you are lacking something. Mariah should be in rehab right now and not touring. Go watch Mariah’s opening act gig on youtube and the proof she is not healthy or ready to perform is right there! Mariah is unprofessional too! Who comes out on stage and has to sit down half way through the first time like an 80 year old woman besides Mariah? Now Janet dances her but off, sings live, and genuinely wants her fans to have a great experience at her concerts which is why she only performs after rigorous rehearsals and when her health is at its best. Janet is a professional class act.

      • M August 22, 2017

        Hahahahaha Janet sings live? Sis, stop the madness lmao! Janet’s mic ain’t even on for 80% of her show hahaha! Like to know what kinda kush you’re puffing on!

      • Jasmine August 22, 2017

        @M I only the highest grade. Janet does indeed sing live. The evidence is right there on youtube.

  13. Gee August 21, 2017

    I love that Mariah is just doing her with no apologies or favors to give. This site constantly compares her to artists who most she birthed. She is apart of an elite class along with Celine still standing.

    • JOHNVIDAL August 22, 2017

      Yes. i fail to understand how these people here don´t get that mariah is on celine´s category and taht pretty much noone since they made it to the industry has become so huge as them? Universal appeal only happens a few times. The only similar thing is Adele (*laughs at the Usher, Mary J, or JLo suggestions lol*).

      • Jasmine August 22, 2017

        Mariah is no where near Celine’s level of professionalism and classiness. Mariah needs to be in rehab. Besides Beyonce is way better of an artist than Mariah. Strange how you “fail to understand” this since you are a Celine fan. Putting Mariah in the same boat as Celine is an insult to Celine.

      • JOHNVIDAL August 23, 2017

        Even if Mariah dies tomorrow and doesn´t do anything anymore, she IS ALREADY THERE with Celine and the likes. She was that big. Period. Beyonce wishes she could have that universal appeal at some point of her career. We were not talking about professionalism.

      • Jasmine August 24, 2017

        When you speak of Mariah and Celine you are speaking in past tense (“was”). Beyonce, Madonna, and Janet can be spoken of in past and present tense. Hence, why Beyonce is doing world tours, has a higher net worth than both Mariah and Celine, has a larger “universal appeal”, etc. You are just being petty and close-minded thinking only two people have “universal appeal.” I thought you were smarter than that but I guess your fandom is affecting your reasoning skills when it comes to other artists.

  14. Travesty August 23, 2017

    she looks beautiful wow

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