- (Photo: Instagram/Mariah Carey)
A Photo of Mariah Carey with no makeup on has been posted by the diva on Wednesday, sparking waves of compliments for the singer by fans who enjoyed seeing her more natural look.
The photo, posted on Carey's Instagram account, shows the American Idol judge smiling with her hair pulled back, and holding a stuffed lamb toy
Carey has been busy featuring as a judge on popular singing reality TV contest American Idol over recent weeks, and she also has a new fragrance coming out.
The singer has been in the news a lot over the first few months of this year. Just in January she admitted that she had upped her personal security after her feud with Nicki Minaj on Idol.
Both singers serve as judges on "American Idol" and were involved in a public and heated disagreement last year. Carey opened up about the situation while speaking to Barbara Walters earlier this year.
Although the singers have since made amends, Carey revealed that when the tension was at its worst, she felt unsafe. She said, "It felt like an unsafe work environment."
In October Minaj reportedly threatened to "shoot" Carey if she had a gun.
Furthermore, the 42-year-old said the alleged threatening atmosphere prompted her to increase security surrounding herself as well as her family- including husband Nick Cannon and their twin children.
The increase felt like "the appropriate thing to do," explained the singer.
"Sitting there on the road with two babies, I'm not going to take any chances," Carey added while speaking with Walters on ABC.
Despite all of the commotion between Carey and Minaj, the "Emotions" singer hopes that "American Idol" will benefit.
"For all the drama, I hope it helps the show," said Carey. "I think it's a classic, classy show and it didn't need this."
"For me, ultimately, this is about the kids," the singer added of the reality series' contestants. "I've been blessed to live my dream more than half my life, so I want to help give that back to someone else."