Mariah Carey Blames "Diva Moments" On Her Irish Heritage!

The talented but troubled superstar, whose grandparents actually hail from Cork, has jokingly blamed her Irish opera singing mother's bad influence for her growing up to be a diva!

In an new interview with US publication 'Paper', Mariah Carey has admitted that her diva outbursts can be a "little intense" and blames it's all on her Irish heritage!

She also confessed that "people can't handle" her "diva moments"!

"I guess it’s a little intense, because I come from a true diva: My mother is an opera singer," she says of her mother Patricia Hickey was born and raised in Illinois, but who's parents were Irish emigrants from Cork. "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’.”

She also admitted, "Actually, I have had diva moments, and then people can’t handle it."

In a previous interview, Mariah once said this about her mother's Irish background: "She's so Irish, she loves Ireland, she's like, yay, Ireland! Waving the flag and singing When Irish Eyes Are Smiling. And that's great. I appreciate that and respect it."


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