27/03/2020 06:30 GMT | Updated 27/03/2020 11:32 GMT

21 Times Mariah Carey Almost Out Mariah-Careyed Herself

We're taking a trip to planet Mariah as we reflect on her most iconic moments.

In a world full of stars who are media-trained to within an inch of their lives, thank the pop gods for Mariah Carey.

The US singer has always played by her own rules and created so many meme-able moments in the process – and that was before memes were even a thing.

As she celebrates half a century on planet Mariah, we’re taking a look back at her most Mariah Carey moments.

And no, she still doesn’t know who Jennifer Lopez is.

If her unique approach to exercising whilst self isolating doesn’t inspire you to get you off the sofa, nothing will...

Protective gloves? Check. Sunglasses? Present and correct. Singing along to one of her own hits? OBVIOUSLY.

When she marked the end of Halloween and the start of the festive season with the help of a dodgy wig...

...and a very high-pitched squeal.

The way she dresses her ENORMOUS Christmas tree...

And herself in front of it.

That time she signed a multi-million pound deal to advertise Walkers crisps

...without actually letting a single crisp past her lips.

Her take on that bottle top challenge...

Breaking crystal wine glasses with your upper range? That’s SO last century, dahling. 

When her Twitter account got hacked on New Year’s Eve

And it happened right in the middle of MC’s beauty sleep. How very rude.

When she didn’t get the “hot tea” she wanted during her 2018 New Year’s Eve performance in Times Square

“It’s a disaster. I’m gonna be just like everybody else with no hot tea.”


Which came just one year after that other (disastrous) New Year’s Eve performance in Times Square...

Yep, still toe-curlingly awful.


Even her response to that car-crash NYE performance was so Mariah...

This was out of my control, and had everything not been such a total chaotic mess, then I would have been able to make something happen. Even the dancers should have stopped dancing and helped me off the fucking stage. I’m sorry. It was a mess, and I blame everybody, and I blame myself for not leaving after rehearsal."

When she stole Meryl Streep’s seat at the Golden Globes...

But Mariah’s cheeky move had nothing on Meryl’s response.

“Yeah, bitch stole my seat,” the actress joked with Jimmy Kimmel on his late night chat show a few days later. “I came over and there she was next to (Steven) Spielberg sucking up.” 


When she gave birth to one of her own songs

And a very specific version at that.

My wife wanted to make sure that when the babies came out, that they came out not only to a Mariah Carey song, but a live performance from Mariah Carey — her Madison Square performance of Fantasy — so they came out to a round of applause."Mariah's ex-husband, Nick Cannon

When she and her ex-husband Nick Cannon wore the same outfits as their two kids to the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

And didn’t Monroe and Moroccan looked THRILLED about it? 

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When she had her own lighting set up at a radio interview

We repeat, a radio interview.


Her somewhat lacklustre approach to choreography

Not feeling it, babes?

Her more-is-more approach to swimwear...

...and holiday homes.

Her incredible appearance on the Home Shopping Network flogging her jewellery

Highlights include imaginary butterflies in the studio, taking over directing duties and the word “camouflagian”.


When she threw some serious shade at Madonna...

“I really haven’t paid attention to Madonna since I was in, like, seventh or eighth grade when she used to be popular.”


And Jennifer Lopez...

Have four little words ever said so much?


And still claimed not to know J-Lo years later...

“I’m very forgetful”.


That time she called out one of her backing singers - mid song - during a live TV performance

“Stop singing my part now, baby.”


When she got absolutely smashed at an awards ceremony before collecting a gong...


Don’t go changing Mariah!