Mariah Carey may be regarded as one of Pop music’s most empowering female voices, but – as she recently revealed in a telling interview with ‘Variety’ – it hasn’t always been that way.
Selected as one of the mag’s 2019 ‘Power of Women’ honorees (click here to read more), the diva not only graced the cover of the ‘Power of Women’ issue but also featured inside and reflected on how the beginning of her career was predominantly shaped by powerful men. Praising present day champions of the #MeToo movement and similar initiatives for gender equality, the songbird opened up about her personal experiences related to sexual misconduct in the industry and how those incidents helped encourage her to lift her voice in the fight for women’s rights.
“I’m so proud of the women who have come to tell their stories, because I didn’t do it, and I should have done it,” she said. That’s an incredible accomplishment.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Mimi fondly remembered her friend and fellow Pop icon, Whitney Houston, and so much more. Look inside to watch the moving chat:
2:15 – On how men controlled her early career
3:12 – On gender discrimination in the industry
3:37 – On harassment from male counterparts in the industry
5:55 – On industry forcing a rivalry between her and Whitney Houston
Click here to see her full feature with ‘Variety.’