Mariah Carey's diva shock
Mariah Carey has blasted her diva reputation.
The 'Hero' singer, who is regularly criticised for having seemingly diva-like habits, insists the label is completely unfair and untrue.
She said: "I am baffled, shocked and appalled when I am called a diva. I've never done one diva-ish thing in my life. The actual definition of a diva is a woman who sings well.
"The secondary definition is a woman who is difficult to deal with. I hope I am the first, but I really don't think I am the second. I don't believe I am truly nasty and act in a bad way."
Mariah also revealed she is trying to lower her carbon footprint by using eco-friendly light bulbs in her homes.
She said: "I try not to waste electricity or water. Someone told me about these new light bulbs that last for 10 years and use a fraction of the energy, so I ordered some. I hope to have my bill cut in half by next year."