Mariah Carey opened up about her journey to stardom within the male-dominated music trade.
The five-time Grammy winner talked about being a ‘girl of color’ within the Hollywood music scene, whereas chatting with Questlove (né Ahmir Thompson) in an all-new episode of his podcast Questlove Supreme.
“I know some people, Ahmir, like to have everybody else’s input and their perspective,” mentioned the songstress about her memoir The Meaning of Carey.
“But what I wanted was to tell my actual story, which doesn’t begin with, ‘Mariah Carey put out Vision of Love in 1990.’ No, it doesn’t begin with that. It begins [with me] coloring in the ‘wrong’ crayon with a brown crayon for my father, so they all freak out at me.”
“It begins with, ‘I don’t understand my hair because I’m [half-black],'” recalled the star. “It begins with all these identity issues, these issues of race, these struggles. Then it goes to the issues of control.”
Carey added, “There’s a thing where there’s a constant theme [with] being a woman in a male-dominated industry. Then [I was] a woman of color with all this ambiguity and [had] people deciding how they’re going to market me [at the time].”