Exclusive: Mariah Carey Talks Possible Beyonce Duet & Remembering Whitney Houston

Does Mariah
Carey have an epic duet in her future?

In an exclusive
interview with Access Hollywood’s Scott Evans, the superstar revealed she’s
game to collaborate with another powerhouse diva — Beyonce!

“I would love to
work with her anytime, she’s amazing,” Mariah said of the
“Formation” singer. 

Mariah Carey and Access Hollywood correspondent Scott Evans
(Getty Images)

While they don’t have
any concrete plans to team up just yet, Mariah explained that she and Queen Bey
have “known each other for a while” and have a good rapport.

“It’ll happen,
when and if it happens, whenever,” she said of a potential music project. “And
if not, I’ll always admire her and look at her as a friend.” 

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Adding, “We have a lot of fun,
she’s fun. She’s a great girl. I love her so much, I really do.”

Mariah also
touched upon another important friendship, recalling her and Whitney Houston’s iconic
moment from the 1999 Oscars when they performed their hit single – and Best
Original Song winner – “When You Believe.”

“I remember every
detail of that night and she was amazing,” Mariah said of the late legend.
“And she brought the house down and she was fantastic and we had our

Mariah has previously
paid tribute to Whitney on social media, most recently in October with a sweet throwback
photo from the set of the pair’s “When You Believe” video. 

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She told Scott that
her fond memories still hold strong.

“We had good
times together,” Mariah said. “She was a fun girl, woman. And you know,
we miss her, we miss her.”

She may have more than
two decades of time in the spotlight to look back upon, but the busy mom of two
isn’t slowing down.

In addition to
planning her upcoming wedding to Australian billionaire James Packer, Mariah will
head back to Las Vegas in June for her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. 

Next, she’s set to
embark upon her first European tour in 13 years – a whirlwind experience she told
Scott she’s looking forward to.

“There’s a lot of nights, there’s a lot of cities,
there’s a lot of people and I’m just looking for a lot of joy,” Mariah
said of hitting the road again.

“I definitely
do,” she replied, when asked if she can “feel the love” from the
audience at her shows – some of whom she said take the journey right along with

“There’s a lot of
fans that I’ve seen all over the world. … they’re telling me they’ve been to 10 shows, 20 shows, you know. And that’s a big compliment,” she said. 

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Adding, “I just
want to connect with my fans.”

Mariah said that while
performing on the Las Vegas stage and across the globe has its perks, what she
treasures most about making music is, well, making music.

“There’s something about doing both of those things,”
she told Scott, “But my favorite thing is being in the studio and
recording and writing music.”

As for when fans can expect new songs, the superstar said
she wants to take her time perfecting an album.

However, she teased, “You’re going to be seeing at
least another single soon.”

Mariah’s “Sweet Sweet Fantasy” international tour
kicks off on March 15, and her “#1 to Infinity” Las Vegas residency
resumes in June at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. 

— Erin Biglow

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