And it’s been a year since she was pregnant!

But first...

Let’s all enjoy the gift of Mimi on the cover of SHAPE. Mimi in a bikini is one of life’s great joys. On very dark days, I google image “Mariah Carey bikini” and, well, it’s like Annie singing the “sun’ll come out”, because it does. Try it some time.

Why is Mimi posing with her thumbs hitched into her bottoms? She knows this: it creates even more of a slimming effect. You don’t think she didn’t practise, do you? God if we could only get the outtakes from this. That’s what I want for my birthday - outtakes from Mimi’s bikini shoots. Would Mimi ever do a Tumblr the way Beyonce did a Tumblr?

Anyway, as you’d expect, Mimi talks to SHAPE about getting in shape after birthing dem babies. Just in case you forgot, she SUFFERED with dem babies:

“Pregnancy was probably the best and the hardest thing I’ll ever go through. I know for a lot of women, it can be wonderful and relatively easy. But for me, it was like ‘Okay, honey, do you have to do everything the hard way?’”

But there’s no drama in the easy way. This is how it is with narcissists. Nothing is ever easy; they don’t actually want it to be.

Click here for more from Mimi in SHAPE.

Also attached - Mimi tweeted this photo of her in studio with Jermaine Dupri yesterday. Full on hair and makeup all the f-cking time.