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Mariah Carey clarifies Meghan Markle ‘diva’ comment

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"Yes! I called her a diva, in the most fabulous, gorgeous, and empowering meaning of the word!!!" Mariah Carey tweeted to clarify, after Duchess Meghan Markle took offense at her comment on a recent appearance on her new Spotify podcast.

In the second episode of the podcast, Archetypes, Carey, 53, said: “You give us diva moments sometimes Meghan.”

The comment appeared to take Markle by surprise, who responded: “I do? What kind of diva moments do I give you?” Carey replied that it was mainly down to “the look”.

On Friday (2 September), Carey shared a link to the podcast episode and addressed the comment, writing: “Really enjoyed talking to Duchess and Diva Meghan Markle about ‘The Duality of Diva’.

“Yes! I called her a diva, in the most fabulous, gorgeous, and empowering meaning of the word!!!”

Later in the podcast, Markle, 41, had said: “I didn’t see that coming.”

“But that aside, it [the interview with Carey] was all going swimmingly, I mean really well. Until that moment happened, which I don’t know about you, but it stopped me in my tracks… when she called me a diva!”