Carey Cites Bi-Racial Family for Insecurities

Contact Music, Apr. 10

Mariah Carey’s insecurities stem from growing up in a bi-racial family—because her looks set her apart from her peers.

The 35-year-old singer felt unattractive and alienated during her childhood, factors which turned her into an insecure mess by the time she reached adulthood.

And she blames her biological roots—her mother is white and her father is black—for her disastrous marriage to SONY record boss TOMMY MOTTOLA, whom she married in 1993 and divorced five years later (98).

Carey says, “I didn’t feel pretty, like I belonged anywhere. I felt like an outcast, mainly because of coming from a bi-racial family.

“Because of my childhood and because soon after adolescence I got into this restrictive relationship, I never felt secure because my insecurities were preyed upon.”

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