Mariah Carey Covers Cosmopolitan / Talks Career, THAT New Year’s Performance, & More

Published: Tuesday 9th Jul 2019 by Sam

As viral moments ago, Mariah Carey is unrivalled.

Indeed, from the “I don’t know her” to the #BottleTopChallenge that took the net by storm this weekend, Mimi certainly knows how to get folk talking.

She’s also no stranger to occasionally going viral for the wrong reasons – case in point her New Year’s Eve 2016 audio malfunction.

In a fresh interview feature with Cosmopolitan (which she covers above), the diva supreme seems to be taking both the good and not so good (of her life more broadly) in her stride.

Her reflective words below…

On The NYE Fiasco:

“If people think that’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to me, then first of all, they haven’t studied my career well enough. After what I’ve been through, who really gives a sh*t if my monitor broke, fell off, came out of my ears because the stupid robe was too loose? These things happen and it’s over. My true fans stick with me, and the rest of the people will get over it.”

On How Getting A Big Break Then & Now Are Different:

“They have no idea what I went through as a child to even get to be an 18-year-old girl with a record deal. This was before you could just go on YouTube and sing.”

[Growing up biracial – mix of African-American, Venezuelan, and Irish – with financial hardship and divorced parents], “people didn’t understand who I was, what I was, my ethnicity, the fact that we didn’t have money.”

On Being Married To Tommy Mottola – Who Was 20 Years Her Senior:

“You might want to picture a child bride. There was a conscious effort to keep me as this all-American, whatever that means, girl. It was very controlled. There was no ­freedom for me as a human being. It was almost like being a prisoner.”

On Her Alleged Preference For Younger Men:

“I haven’t had that many, but there has been a variety pack. I’ve only been with five people in my life, so I’m kind of a prude, honestly, compared to most others in the field.”

On Songwriting:

“A lot of artists say they write, but they don’t really write. No offense to anybody. That’s just what I’ve seen.”

On Today’s Style In Music:

“A lot of girls are just nude in front of everybody. No offense to them.”



Beyond being back in the studio, Mimi can be found thrilling audiences in Vegas at her ‘The Butterfly Returns’ residency.

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  1. JOHNVIDAL July 9, 2019

    LOL Love Mariah. Real songwriter like H.E.R, Alicia Keys or Lady Gaga. Some other “in the field” are not lol

    • Fancy BISH July 9, 2019

      In the field 🤣 I agree with Mimi, Gaga and Keys, but I really don’t know H.E.R. 😂 Here’s an interesting music fact…did you know that the same photographer who lensed the Like A Virgin album cover did the Daydream album cover? To put it short, he SLAYED🔥

      • JOHNVIDAL July 9, 2019

        Had no idea. Legendary moments. Real quality.

      • Jasmine July 9, 2019

        I did not know that either. Thanks Fancy

    • Jasmine July 9, 2019

      I think Mariah is a better artist than the others you mention John because she can sang and write. Alicia Keyes cannot song. HER can carry a tune. Lady Gaga’s ‘singing’ hurts my ears. Mariah’s voice is lovely.

  2. HOWYOULIKEIT July 9, 2019

    I love all the shade she threw lol

    • Fancy BISH July 9, 2019


  3. The Truth July 9, 2019

    This BISH stay relevant and eternally beautiful. How is it that she’s almost 50 and look 30??

    I can’t wait for her next era!!!!

    • Fancy BISH July 9, 2019

      This! ✅ 🤳🏽

  4. Gee July 9, 2019

    Some might call it shade or disrespect but it was definitely some truth in what she said. Almost three decades later MC is still holding it down alongside some other iconic living legends.

  5. Bey Best July 9, 2019

    No shade, simply alllllllllllll facts.

  6. Keith July 9, 2019

    Interesting comments

  7. Omg July 9, 2019

    Guuuurrlll all these flawless shades though… this is LIT!!! OMG DAAAAANNNGGG

  8. ERIC July 9, 2019

    I get tired of some of the same questions being asked over and over, but I have to remember there’s a younger generation that wasn’t here in the 90s and they probably don’t know everything us older fans do. I don’t see any new music legends emerging. It’s mostly a p*** industry now with artists competing to see who can write the most explicit lyrics and strip down to the least amount of clothing, men and women both. The 90s gave us the last great era of music.

  9. #TheTruth July 9, 2019

    Well I love Mariah, she’s my favorite voice, even if live she’s far from her prime now. Her catalogue is stellar.

    But talking about being naked in front of everybody… I mean look at the « I Don’t » video for example… that’s being a bit hypocrite. I don’t know WTF she was thinking. It must have been Stella, that woman was evil.

    • what would whitney do July 9, 2019

      MARIAH CAREY IS A H** THAT IS why tommy left….nick cannon, the white guy, .and she fcked jayz for roc deal…she think now that the grammy has that song writers awards that she will just take it allll …rhiannahs writers wil ltake it home….f*** mariah

    • whut July 9, 2019

      Um no, don’t blame Stella, Mariah has been naked and dressing like a 90s h00ker long before Stella.

  10. Jasmine1999 July 9, 2019

    Thought that was Janet in her shirt lol

  11. Jeans July 9, 2019

    She ain’t tell no lies tho

  12. what would whitney do July 9, 2019

    b****….explain why after whitney houston died you act like she did not exist.
    b**** why cant you keep a man??

    b**** tried to ride off whitney houston but she was shocked when the industry said f*** you to carey and gave it allllllllllllllllllll it bey..and she cant sing like whitney you cant sing like whitney…

    b**** explain about the mental breakdown.??are you still taking pills…

    • what would whitney do July 9, 2019

      then rhinanna has more #1 hits than you…..haha…i thought you was the writer but rhianna won that too…you cant sing like whitney houston ..she is prettier and the rich love whitney,,mariag is trash to us…whitney was the baby she did anything we loved….f*** mariah carey….she f***** jayz to sign to ROC to comepete with beyonce who is snatching her fake hair

      mariah you cant compete with whitney houston….BIITCH!!! WHITNEY DEAD AND SING BETTER THAN YOU

  13. whut July 9, 2019

    Funny how all of her so called “shade” can be immediately directed towards HER and alot of the stunts SHE has pulled over the years. #ijs

  14. What would Whitney do. WWWD July 9, 2019

    The party Just watched heartbreak hotel with Faith Evans Whitney Houston and Kelly Price. Whitney is truly the last of the great… I love her may she rest in peace

  15. JR July 9, 2019

    OK, so the person posting under the name “What would Whitney do” is clearly a goddamn psycho.

  16. Justafan July 12, 2019

    classic Mimi

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