Mariah Carey just published her autobiography titled The Meaning of Mariah Carey. The book gained so much attention as it revealed many of her life secrets that will shock the readers.
Mariah Carey is also set to release her newest called The Rarities. It will offer song pieces that she had recorded in the past but were never released. This will drop on Friday while her book is already out since yesterday, Sept. 29.
The revelations of the popular singer
Mariah’s memoir has finally arrived, and fans can’t wait to get their hands on it. This book promised to spill even the sensitive details of her life and career, so it was really highly-anticipated.
In any case, Mariah Carey wrote about how she was mistreated by her family, had a bitter marriage and more. Below are some of the juiciest highlights in the songstress’ tell-all book.
She had a difficult childhood
The now 50-year-old singer divulged that her childhood was horrible. She is bi-racial with a white mother and black father, and with this, she felt like an outcast who doesn’t deserve to live.
“There was a time in my early childhood when I didn’t believe I was worthy of being alive,” she wrote in her book. “I was too young to contemplate ending my life but just old enough to know I hadn’t begun living nor found where I belonged.
Mariah Carey grew up with an abusive family
As mentioned on BBC News, she shared she witnessed her father and brother arguing a number of times.
When this happens, objects would be flying around the house and “It was not uncommon for holes to be punched in walls.”
“By the time I was a toddler, I had developed the instincts to sense when violence was coming,” Mariah said in her memoir.
She also recalled a time when she asked a family friend for help because her teenage brother has assaulted her mother. Mariah Carey revealed that when the police arrived, they said: “If this kid survives it will be a miracle.”
“Choking in tears, I did my best to calmly tell her, ‘My brother really hurt my mother and I’m home alone,” the 6-year-old Mariah told the family friend. “Please come help.”
Mariah was a murder attempt survivor
The When You Believe songstress shockingly disclosed that her life was once threatened by one of her mom’s former partners. The man had a gun, and they were warned that they would be killed if they try to leave.
“He was holding a long double-barreled shotgun in one of his hands,” she narrated. “He said, ‘I’m not going to let you guys go. I’m going to chop you up and put you in the refrigerator and make you guys stay here.’”
She was drugged and pimped by her own sister
When Mariah was 12, her sister Alison drugged her using Valium. She was then left by her sister to one of her boyfriends as prey and went on a terrifying car ride.
She was also sexually harassed when they stopped at a drive-in movie. But before things turn ugly, she was saved by a man who was peering inside their car.
Her first marriage was abusive
As per Fox News, Mariah Carey described her marriage to her first husband Tommy Mottola as “controlling.” In her memoir, she said that living with him is like living in prison
In fact, she keeps a bag filled with essentials in case she needs to run and make a quick escape. Tommy also once held a knife to her face, and in 2013, 15 years after their split, he publicly apologized to Mariah Carey.
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