Music News

Mariah Carey felt ugly growing up being mixed race
The 'Hero' singer - whose mother is Irish-American and her father was an African-American of Venezuelan descent - claims she never fitted in at school because of her heritage, leaving her very insecure about the way she looks.

She said: "I am very insecure about my looks, and I always have been because of being mixed race. It's not so weird now, and everyone's accepting it in a big way, but as a child I felt very, um, out of place and didn't feel pretty.

"When you grow up with that type of insecurity you don't always feel pretty."

Mariah began to realise she was different from other children when she took her white best friend on one of her weekly visits to see her father.

She told Observer Woman Magazine: "She got out of the car and went up the stairs to his house and he was over 6ft tall and very handsome, but to her he must have really been scary because I don't know that she'd ever seen a black man before. And she looked at him, her mouth went open and she started screaming and crying.

"I think he was trying to make me feel better and calm her down, but it didn't work. You never know what people say in their houses about different races. So my mother took her home and I went up the stairs with my father."
Source: music-news
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey:

More news

Mariah Carey: Boyfriends have to be caring
Mariah Carey dating billionaire
Mariah: What makes a number one?
Mariah Carey to get festive in New York
Mariah still stunned by split
Mariah 'asks Nas to be matchmaker'
Carey slammed for 'poor vocals'
Carey: It's too hot for divorce comment
Mariah Carey holds up awards show
Carey ready to end marriage

Without you
All I want for christmas is you
I'll be there
Touch my body
I want to know what love is
All I want for Christmas is you

This page was last updated 18.01.2010 09:01:08 PM
Please support Slow Radio!
Please enter amount.
No   Yes I would like this donation to be anonymous. (don't list my name on the Slow Radio website)

August 2017
There are each month considerable costs to keep Slow Radio going. Some of the expenses include royalty payments for the music, bandwidth costs, server hosting costs etc.

We depend completely on the generous voluntary support that we get from listeners like you.

If you enjoy what we do, please become a supporting listener. Thanks!
Donate safely and securely through PayPal. A PayPal account is not required.