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sixty shades of shade

by shade queen mariah carey

by nylon

Pop D-I-V-A Mariah Carey has commanded an ultra-high level of attention and respect since she first emerged on the scene. And although she has gone through career highs and lows, she's kept everyone in check by throwing shade left and right. Whether it's saying "I don't know her" when asked about a competitor, or even just saying she "doesn't care" for an elevator with poor lighting, Carey has brought a certain glamour (and glitter) to pop culture. We will forever be impacted by her contributions to the shade industry. After all, before her, it seemed like shade was just something under a tree.