Mariah Carey once asked for endangered animals to be at her wedding to give them more press attention.
The 46-year-old singer jokingly pleaded with her agents to hire white tigers and elephants for her nuptials to James Packer – which didn’t happen as they split before walking down the aisle – because she wanted to raise awareness of their plight.
During a phone conversation with her people, she said: "I think that by really putting them up on a pedestal that way it will get more press for them and then more people will donate money.
"The scientists are working hard, hard day and night trying to get them to not go extinct and all I’m trying to do is be involved. Can you help?"
But it transpired the star was playing a prank on her agents and she eventually came clean.
Speaking on the latest episode of her E! show ‘Mariah’s World’, she said: "I can’t believe you guys thought I would do that. That’s really sick!"
During the episode, Mariah’s rumored boyfriend Bryan Tanaka declared his love for the star and admitted she has been a huge help during his back-up dancing career.
He said: "I love Mariah. She’s been actually one of the most amazing, supportive people in my career.
"Because I’ve worked with her for so long, I’ve been able to see the most real, authentic Mariah Carey. She is extremely thoughtful. She is extremely caring.
"There’s something so unique about her. This tour has been crazy.
"I haven’t even been able to talk to MC on a real conversation. I’m looking forward to that because we have a lot to catch up on."
Mariah recently split from James and has two kids, five-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan, with ex-husband Nick Cannon who she divorced earlier this year after eight years together.