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That Time She Didn't Know Jennifer Lopez (Early 2000s)
This is the shade that keeps on giving. At some point in the early 2000s, Carey was asked about Jennifer Lopez. She replied, "I don't know her." TMZ recently asked Carey what she thinks about the fact that "I don't know her" has had such a long life. Her response: "I still don't know her." Genius.
That Time She Made Glitter (2001)
Low blow, we know, but Carey's big attempt at movie stardom was pretty laughable. The New York Times called it "unintentionally hilarious."
That Time She Did The StairMaster In Four-Inch Heels (2002)
There may not be a more perfect Mariah moment than her 2002 appearance on MTV Cribs. A highlight of the episode was when Carey showed off her gym and got on the StairMaster. Her attire was not what one might deem appropriate for exercise.
"So I can stand here, look at New York, things of that nature," she said as she bobbed up and down. "All the while in my four-inch heels and a black ensemble."
In accompanying commentary, Carey insisted that she was "joking around" — and then undercut her argument. "I don't really ride the StairMaster in high heels, but I would," she said. Of course she would.
That Time She Won An Acting Award (2010)
Back in 2009, Carey shocked everyone by giving an excellent, dramatic, un-diva-like performance in Precious. In fact, she was so good she was awarded Breakthrough Actress at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. When she accepted the prize, however, she assumed full Mariah-mode. She was probably (definitely?) a little (a lot?) drunk, and fangirled over Helen Mirren.
That Time She Blamed it On The Chair (2010)
Here's the deal: It probably was the chair. If you watch this clip of Carey on HSN, you will hear a low rumbling sound that sounds less like a fart and more like a squeaky chair. But Carey hilariously preempted any judgment: "Sorry, this chair makes noise."