Mariah Carey Says Her Bipolar Disorder Due To Growing Up Biracial, Troubled Marriage, & More

Published: Wednesday 6th Jun 2018 by Rashad

As revealed here, Mariah Carey may have been secretly battling bipolar disorder for nearly two decades, but her recent announcement about the condition has seen her more open than ever.

Beyond the initial revelation, Carey took to U.K.’s ‘Lorraine’ earlier this week to share her ‘optimism’ on her daily battle for better mental health (click here to watch that).  Now, taking to ‘The Guardian,’ the pop icon’s delving deeper than ever before.

Citing her troubled childhood and rocky marriage to legendary record executive Tommy Mottola as the catalysts, look inside to read Mimi’s telling tales about her bouts with bipolar disorder:

On how being biracial impacted her outlook on life:

“It was a combination of being biracial and experiencing the darker side of life,” she said. “My mom experienced a lot of racism as an opera singer because she was married to a black man.”


“What can I do? I can’t go in the sun,” she added. “I had to go through so much in my childhood just to feel accepted and feel worthy of existing on Earth because I felt so different from everybody else growing up, because I was biracial, because I was so ambiguous-looking and because we didn’t have the money to escape whatever the everyday realities of life were.”

On her marriage to Mottola:

“It also wounded me,” she said. “When you have to control your own emotions constantly and be aware of every move you make and pretty much ask permission to exist, it affects your life.”

On her older sister’s run-ins with the law for prostitution:

 “[Alison’s troubles] turned me into a very guarded person, and a very prudish person on a lot of levels,” she said. “I don’t think it’s for me to feel guilty about decisions that other people made with their lives. I do as much, privately, as anybody would do for people who have not been very considerate of me, to put it mildly.”


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  1. Seth June 6, 2018

    MC is making all the right PR moves. I hope her new music is ? bc Memoirs was super underrated and #Beautiful was her best single since We Belong Together and deserved to chart much higher and songs like Faded were totally slept on. I want new production and not the same Dupri mid tempo sound…it worked for We Beling Together and Don’t Forget About Us but Bye Bye, HATEU, You’re Mine, Infinity etc sound tired and lesser versions of WBT. I’d love to hear a more Miguel sound or a record similar to her Unforgettable remix with French Montana bc it was s*** AF

    • China June 7, 2018

      She is a iconic songwriter FADED had “nick ain’t S H I T” written all over it. ITs like she’s SCREAMING to Nick that he was a selfish A-Hole. She looks GREAT, Hopefully sounds great and her energy is good this good round……. still think the back-up dancer is a gay trying to use her for the “come-up”. LOVE ya Mimi

  2. Roc June 6, 2018

    – Reminding us she is bi racial
    – Rehashing Tommy Matola

    Yep, a new Mariah album is on the way

    • China June 7, 2018

      Hunnie, if we get a FADED, CRY or camouflage i’m all for rehasing bipolar moments

  3. Lmfao_Hoe June 7, 2018

    Lord I love Mariah and pray this new album has gems for days. Her hidden gems that are by far my favorites are Melt Away, Forever, Babydoll, Outside, Pearl, Subtle Invitation, Ribbon, Languishing ect.

  4. Jasmine (The Original Princess) June 7, 2018

    Fat and ugly flop

    • The Wig Snatcher June 7, 2018

      Much like your herrrrrrrrpes bumps

    • China June 7, 2018

      @Jasmine (The Original Princess) another “should have been swallowed gay”. Get a life h_oe, She’s Thin, Iconic and Fierce.

  5. KellyAnne Kanye’s Masta June 7, 2018

    the title of this article is non-sensical. ijs

  6. DanYiel Iman June 7, 2018

    I’m not mad at Mariah Carey!!

  7. The Truth June 7, 2018

    This GUH continue to remain relevant and amazing … stay doing it properly and professionally … HOW IS SHE STILL THIS MAJOR IN THE INDUSTRY???

    Love it!

  8. Jj June 7, 2018

    She is Afro-Latino and European. I can’t imagine. 🙁

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