Mariah Carey isn’t shying away from any topics in her upcoming memoir ‘The Meaning of Mariah Carey.’
Find out what we mean below…
In 1997, Carey released self-proclaimed ‘magnum opus’ and fan favourite album, ‘Butterfly’ to the masses. Embracing a new authentic sound and style while enduring a divorce from then husband and label executive Tommy Mottola, Mimi consciously followed her authentic self and blossomed into the MC we know and love today.
In her upcoming memoir, ‘The Meaning of Mariah Carey’, the diva reveals that her new found singledom at the time led to a brief relationship with baseball player, Derek Jeter. All during the finalizing of her divorce.
Confirming the theories of her ‘Lambily’, Carey tells that the fan-favorite song ‘The Roof’ from ‘Butterfly’ was indeed about Jeter.
In an interview with Vulture, she confesses to her and Jeter’s kiss atop the roof of his apartment as being the inspiration behind the song, while comparing her former home with the ‘controlling’ Mottola to Sing Sing Correctional Facility in NYC. She said:
“I can never forget that moment, I mean, it’s not like it was some intensely deep, intellectually stimulating — again, it was a great moment, and it happened in a divine way because it helped me get past living there, in Sing Sing, under those rules and regulations.”
Furthermore, the diva revealed that the Hot 100 #1 single from the album, ‘My All’, was also about a night in Puerto Rico with Jeter too.
It’s no secret that Carey’s marriage to Mottola wasn’t an experience she enjoyed, and it’s great that she’s speaking so candidly about it. With a career spanning over three decades, selling over 200 million records worldwide, it’s about time Mariah shared her story, her way.
You can pick up a copy of ‘The Meaning of Mariah Carey’ on September 29. Preorder here.