2012 Was Mariah Carey’s Most Diva Year Ever

Everyone’s favorite butterfly became an American Idol judge, recorded an album, released a single, and touched a marsupial.

1. Jan 14: Mariah gives some side-eye to Michelle Obama (Mimi is clearly the bigger diva here)

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2. Jan 25: Ms. Carey gets her luscious locks colored

3. Feb 11: Mariah mourns Whitney Houston

4. Feb 21: Mariah cuddles a baby kangaroo, obviously

5. Apr 21: Releases her new single “Triumphant”

6. Apr 27: Nick and Mariah renew their vows in Paris because one vow is not enough for a diva

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7. Apr 29: This is how a diva arrives to her private jet

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8. May 25: Diva hair flippin in Morocco

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9. June 25: Hair tossing in London

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10. Jul 1: Mariah cries at a tribute to Whitney Houston at the BET Awards

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11. Sep 5: Taking a puppy on stage BECAUSE WHY NOT

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12. Sep 7: Mariah weeps into a silver bucket

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13. Sept 16: Just look at Mimi’s glorious hair

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14. Sep 17: Mariah starts filming “American Idol”

15. Oct 3: Mariah and Nicki Minaj have an epic blowout during auditions

16. Oct 3: Nicki slams Mariah on Twitter (Booo Nicki)

17. Oct 8: Mimi doesn’t even care, look at her waving to adoring fans on a roller coaster

18. Oct 27: Mariah wears a manicure that reads “VOTE OBAMA”

19. Nov 6: This is how a true diva votes

20. Nov 15: The most elegant butterfly poses on the red carpet at the Halo Awards

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21. Nov 23: Mariah cooks Thanksgiving dinner, which appears to involve a red sauce, because Mariah can eat whatever she wants for Thanksgiving

22. Nov 28: The most precious angel of Christmas sings at the Rockafeller Christmas tree lighting ceremony. See ya in 2013!

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