In honor of this week’s release of Mariah Carey‘s 14th studio album, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, we’re going back to a time when Ms. Mariah was just a (very successful) girl who liked to wear fitted jeans and flirty tanks. Then again, she’s always preferred a nice top that shows off her best assets.
Jump back to 2008, when Mariah was on the verge of releasing E=MC² and surprising us all by dating professional goof ball Nick Cannon. It was a time before American Idol, Precious and #DEMBABIES, when her music was beginning to speak for itself after a period of erratic behavior and less than favorable press coverage. But Mariah was never worried about rumors. Celebrate Throwback Thursday by checking out the diva talk about how to stay focused amidst all that media attention, why she considers herself a “regular” girl — despite her glamorous lifestyle — and what she likes to do while kicking back and chilling out on her roof. (Grill up some hot dogs, crack open a cold brew and play one too many games of corn hole, duh.)