Mariah Carey gained 70 pounds while pregnant with her fraternal twins, Monroe and Moroccan. Almost two years later, Mariah is showing off her flat tummy in a red bikini!
The 42-year-old ‘American Idol’ judge flew to Australia with her husband, Nick Cannon, and twins after their Christmas holiday in Aspen. The singer is set to perform in a series of shows in the Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne.
The former Jenny Craig spokeswoman, who kept her tiny denim mini-skirt on for the candid snap, appeared to be enjoying her sandy break from the mini-tour.
The Grammy winner with the five-octave vocal range will soon return to the set of the 12th season of American Idol, which premieres January 16, alongside judges Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.
However, Mariah felt it was so ‘unsafe’ working with the outspoken Super Bass rapper, she beefed up her security team while working on the Fox talent competition.
‘It felt like an unsafe work environment,’ she told Barbara Walters on Good Morning America Monday.
‘Anytime anybody’s reeling threats at somebody, you know, it’s not appropriate. I’m a professional – I’m not used to that type of environment.’
Carey added: ‘Sitting there on the road with two babies, I’m not going to take any chances.’
According to Radar Online, Minaj snapped at the Vision of Love crooner during the October auditions in North Carolina.
‘I’m not f***ing putting up with her highness over there — figure it the f*** out, figure it out,’ the 30-year-old singer allegedly said.
Nicki reportedly threatened to pull a gun on Mariah, but she has since denied the claim.
‘For all the drama, I hope it helps the show,’ the mother-of-two told Walters. ‘I think it’s a classic, classy show and it didn’t need this.’
She is also working on her new album, due out in March.
I think all the drama is B.S., and I think they’re doing it for much-needed ‘American Idol’ publicity. I think it’s time for AI to come to an end, personally. I think it’s overstayed it’s welcome. I couldn’t even tell you who the last 5 winners were, and I do this for a living.
Anyhoo, back to Mariah’s body. She looks great. She’s obviously had a tummy tuck (that belly button has been pulled down), but whatever. To each his own. Who cares. I’d wear that to church if I had her body.