Mariah Carey & Meghan Markle Talk Growing Up Biracial: ‘People Want You to Choose’

Published: Wednesday 31st Aug 2022 by Ryan

Meghan Markle has linked up with Mariah Carey for the latest episode of her podcast, ‘Archetypes.’

On it, they discuss everything, including what it is like to grow up as biracial.

See what they had to say below…

When it comes to growing up biracial, Carey said: “I didn’t fit in. I didn’t fit in. You know, it would be more of the Black area of town or then you could be where my mom chose to live, were the more, the white neighborhoods. And I didn’t fit in anywhere at all.”

Markle said she could relate to the experience that Carey described, but praised the songstress for being an inspiration to her, saying: “You were so formative for me. Representation matters so much. But when you are a woman and you don’t see a woman who looks like you somewhere, in a position of power or influence, or even just on the screen… you came onto the scene and [I said], ‘Oh my gosh, someone kind of looks like me!’”

Markle then described some of the difficulties she faced growing up, revealing that she was not treated as a Black woman or a white woman, but somewhere in between.

However, it was until she married Prince Harry was she “treated like a Black woman.” This was an event she said when “things really shifted.”

Carey added to the conversation: “As a mixed woman, because I always thought it should be okay to say I’m mixed. Like it should be okay to say that. But people want you to choose. They want to put you in a box and categorize you.”

You can listen to their full conversation where they cover this topic in full as well as other topics here.

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  1. Nicky August 31, 2022

    Mariah Carey is still dragging this topic

    You have capitalized off of being mixed. We don’t care about your sob story that u tell time and time again. Many kids don’t fit in for many reasons.


    She’s insufferable.

    • Theman August 31, 2022

      She’s not dragging anything out. Her amazing talented was the main factor that catapulted her to success.

  2. Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 31, 2022

    Blah blah blah. Life is so hard. People have a lot WORSE to deal with. MOST people feel they don’t fit in for some reason or another but you think it’s worse for you because of race? All I hear are two entitled, self-absorbed c****.

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 31, 2022

      Neither of them even look mixed! I always thought Mariah was a white woman when I was younger 🤣

      • Detruth August 31, 2022

        Lol I never thought mariah was full white because of how much soul she has and 95% of her collabs were with black artists. Meghan definitely looks like a white woman and is around nothing but white ppl.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 31, 2022

        I thought she was just a white woman doing R&B and collaborating with black artists, which I actually really liked as I thought it was whites and blacks coming together. It wasn’t until she spoke about it on Oprah when Can’t Take That Away was released as a single, which I thought was just a ballad on the Rainbow album that I had on CD.

      • Shelley August 31, 2022

        Meghan looks like a spicy white or even Latina… Mariah looked biracial when she had her old nose and curly hair.

  3. What Would Whitney do August 31, 2022

    I mean damn put Naomi Judd up.
    She just shot herself. Mariah is bipolar just like Naomi was. Mariah can’t function without drugs. The topic is BIPOLAR not Biracial

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 31, 2022

      The IRONY! Crackney couldn’t function without CRACK and it ultimately killed not only her, but her daughter too. So sit it ALL the way down when you stan a dead, toothless crackhead!

  4. XTINA August 31, 2022


  5. True Tea August 31, 2022

    All these celebrities can buy asss and titttes but can’t hire a therapist, lol

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 31, 2022

      I, I, tried to be the one for baby, you, you. Never was enough in what I do, do. That’s why I’m leaving ‘cause it’s all about you, and not about me!

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