Mariah Carey Covers Complex Magazine, And Gets Personal.
Mariah Carey is back! As seen above, Ms.Carey is claiming her throne. The diva talks with complex for an all exclusive interview. She talks divorce, engagement, 2Pac, Prince and dem babies. Here are highlights from the upcoming magazine via complex.com:
On her love for hip hop:
(Singing 2pacs how do you want) How do you want it...how do you feel? Livin’ in the fast lane, I’m for reeeeeal...“If I would’ve had a song like that?” she wonders. “C’mon—I live for that!”
(Remembering on how she had to fight for her collabo with odb) “They were like, ‘Oh, she’s interested in this little rap music,’” she remembers. “I was like, ‘No, I’ve grown up on this. You think it’s something new. You’re kidding me!” Mariah claims to love the grimiest rappers, having done songs with Cam’ron, and Mobb deep.
On having children, and divorce:
“I never thought I would have babies with someone and then get divorced. Like, ‘Oh, great job. Repeat your past. But life happens,” and it was supposed to happen. It’s fine. For [my children], I wish it hadn’t happened that way. For me, it was...[singing Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams’ “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late”] Guess it’s over. Call it a day.”
On what makes her relationship work with fiancé:
“I don’t expect him to be at every little thing that I do, and vice versa. He’s got a lot of stuff on his plate and so do I. There’s a mutual understandings .”
On the importance of prenuptial agreements:
"We would like for it not to be a big thing, but the reality is it has to be,” she says. “Because there’s things that are specifically mine, and he’s got huge friggin’ conglomerate stuff and I’m not looking to take that from him. So it has to be dealt with. Anytime you get married to somebody [it does]—and I should know. This’ll be marriage number three. My bishop said to me, ‘I don’t want you to go Elizabeth Taylor on me!’ I said, ‘I’m not’—and then I said ‘Bye.’”
On how Prince was her music mentor:
“Prince was one of the best people I’ve met, he didn’t care about the big system. I was always like, at any time Prince could write a No. 1 song, because he’s that talented, but he chooses to do what he wants. I respect that. He actually helped me through a lot of situations with his knowledge. He always had a plan. I just can’t believe he’s gone. I was hoping that it was a trick that he was pulling—that it didn’t really happen.”
Mariah is also adding reality tv to her resume. “Mariahs World”, a mini series, is set to hit the small screen this fall on E! To read this and more, of the Complex August/September issue, head to your local newsstand.