Mariah Carey

3 incredible revelations from Mariah Carey's memoirs!

We adore the legendary singer’s compelling new book “The Meaning Of Mariah Carey”. She used to keep her private life secret but now the diva is telling all. Scroll down as we reveal the highlights from her passionate autobiography!

  • Mariah Carey’s name was inspired by the title of a song “They Call the Wind Maria” played in the 50’s Broadway musical Paint Your Wagon.
  • Her mother was an opera singer of Irish origins and her father an aeronautical engineer of Venezuelan and African-American descent.
  • The pop diva has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame after co-writing 19 No. 1 hit songs in the last 20 years.
  • Her new page-turner was written in collaboration with Michaela Angela Davis. In her book she reveals how she grew up in a traumatic childhood, problematic experiences in her marriages and secrets about her career.

1) From an early age, little Mariah witnessed altercations between members of her family. Her father verbally abused her brother and used to throw objects at him.

When she was six years old, she had to call the police because her mother was assaulted. The singer recalls hearing the officer saying: “If this kid survives it will be a miracle.”

2) The megastar experienced racism from a young age because her father was black and her mother white. She remembers a sleepover when schoolgirls shouted at her the “n” word.

They looked her in the bedroom and laughed at her with hate, she felt terrified and cried but nobody rescued her. This traumatic moment in her life inspired the song “Outside.”

Mariah Carey & Tommy Mottola wedding - Source: gettyimages

3) Carey recalls being bullied by her ex-husband Tommy Mottola. The couple married in 1993. The Sony executive was said to be incredibly jealous and obsessive, controlling her whereabouts.

He hired armed guards and the hit-maker agonized over living in her $32 million home that she felt looked like a maximum security prison.

Corey Robertson

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