The journalist made a bad joke, which the tired singer did not appreciate.
British journalist Eamonn Holmes recalled an incident from his career when the famous American singer Mariah Carey refused to be interviewed because of his bed joke.
Holmes, 61, said that the interview failed before it even began. When the star arrived for the shoot, she said she was very tired. The singer stipulated that she would take part in the conversation only if she could lie down and rest before that.
The journalist replied that he, too, was very tired because he had been up since four in the morning that day. He joked that he would interview Carey if they both lay down. The singer did not appreciate the joke and said that in that case she would not give interviews.
We previously wrote that the BBC board of directors approved the appointment of a retired senior judge to lead an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the controversial 1995 television interview with Princess Diana.
Wednesday’s announcement came after Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, reiterated this month that BBC journalist Martin Bashir used false statements and false claims to persuade the late royal family member to agree to an interview.