Star Spotting: Mariah Carey Is Totally Living The-Dream (PHOTO)

Mariah Carey chills with The-Dream in the studio!

Despite that whole "American Idol" kerfuffle with Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey seems to be carrying on juuuuust fine, ya know? Not that we'd expect anything different from the "Triumphant (Get Em)" singer -- we know that no matter what the DRAMZ, Mariah will not only carry on like a pro, but she'll probably look ABSOLUTELY GLAMOROUS (especially boarding airplanes) while she's doing it. 'Cause that's what it means to be a lady!

And speaking of doing glamorous things, it appears Mariah's been hard at werque these days preparing her new album. Hanging out in the recording studio with singer-producer The-Dream (the two previously collaborated on Mariah's 2009 album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel), Mariah tweeted a photo with the caption, "Living The-American-Dream pon de studio." And of course, Mariah is perfectly posing atop a piano while The-Dream fans out a wad of cash in front of his face (duh). Well, there's just no question in our minds that these two are, in fact, living the dream. Keep on rising above that fued, girl! We know full well you'll stay on your grind no matter what. And play us some new music, pls!

Photo credit: @mariahcarey