Though despite the "ditzy" image she's often given, Mariah insists she was actually an avid reader growing up.
"It doesn't go with the ditzy image, I guess. I have too many highlights!" she jokes.
But does her reputation bother her?
"No," she candidly tells the magazine. "I flirt with it, and I play with it. If it pisses people off, whatever."
But as for worrying about staying relevant in pop music after being a pop star for 25 years, Mariah isn't too concerned.
"I don't count years, but I definitely rebuke them -- I have anniversaries, not birthdays, because I celebrate life, darling," she says, before proving she's well aware of her zany image -- "Please put an LOL next to this, because people are going to be, like, 'WTF?'"