Mariah Carey Dishes on Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, & New Music on ‘The Breakfast Club’

Mariah Carey and The Breakfast Club

After launching her new single “You’re Mine (Eternal)” this morning, Mariah Carey paid a visit to the notorious “Breakfast Club.” After taking a “splash” of champagne and making sure the lighting was right, the pop diva fielded questions from Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee, and DJ Envy.

During the 38-minute interview, she discussed her experience on “American Idol” (Mariah says she was paid more than $12 million), her husband Nick Cannon, her “diva fit,” and what she thinks of Ariana Grande, who’s often compared to Mariah.

Trey Songz, who’s featured on the remix to “You’re Mine,” also called in to discuss his collaboration with Mariah. “I’m happy to be on the record,” said the R&B crooner. “I’m very much happy to share any musical space with you, a living icon. To be involved with your latest is such a blessing.”

Read highlights from the interview below.

On “American Idol”: “I don’t even remember what that was. That was a moment in my life that I’m going to press delete.”

On Nick Cannon: “Nick needs to slow down and stopping talking so much.”

On her relationship with Cam’ron: “I never dated Cam’ron, but Cam’ron was my friend.”

On Ariana Grande: “I wish everybody all the best of luck and if this is the career path they choose, hope that they can achieve longevity.”

On Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love”: “I don’t know that song. I love Beyoncé, but I have not heard the song.”

On her new album: “I have a song called ‘Thirsty.’ It’s a record I did with Hit-Boy.”

On Dem Babies: “I’m very hands on. I fire nannies like this and I hate doing it, but I have to ’cause if they try to make themselves more important in the baby’s mind than me…”

On her twins’ Christmas book: “Nick released a press release, but I have not agreed to those terms… I have a Christmas movie that is in the works for next year.”

On Glitter: “I regretted Glitter for the longest, but now it’s a cult classic and I own it. I own the masters, so I can do any type of remake.”

On her breakdown in 2001: “I didn’t have a mental breakdown. I had a diva fit … Suicidal no, I would never do that. That’s against my faith.”



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50 Comments

  1. Shutterbug

    Also saw another interview this morning…apparently her album’s NOT gonna be called The Art of Letting Go after all…lookin’ forward to see what she calls it.

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  2. BAD

    is she still relevant ?? it feels like a old bitch interviewed ! didn’t she dissed ariana / wtf you haven’t heard of beyonce’s new single ?? your job is to know what going on in the music industry but that’s probably why her music is so dated and BAD
    i used to like her but she’s just stupid now

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    Mc Reply:

    @BAD, shut up Mariah haven’t heard the song so what

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    10078 Reply:

    @Mc,

    She is throwing shade as usual, she’s deadass forreal… her new material sucks and she has nothing going for her.

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    BAD Reply:

    @Mc, i never said she dissed bey i said she hasn’t heard the song though it’s played on every radio and it’s one of the most talked album of the decade and it’s 2nd on the billboard chart so if you’re a singer your job is to keep up with everybody’s music so i’m just saying she’s a bad worker that’s it! bu for Ariana that is definitly a diss bitch could have said she’s talented or anything she just said some general shit

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    Joan Reply:

    @BAD, actually no, as a singer your job is to sing. Second what if she doesn’t listen to the radio with the shit on there is. And how the hell was tht a diss. People are so sensitive these days and try to make something. Please tell me how wishing somebody the best and longevity is a diss?

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    Eli Reply:

    @BAD, Is she still relevant? Let’s see do female r&b/pop artists still feature rappers on their songs?….I’ll wait. Mariah was the first to do it so I would say she is pretty relevant. Nice try though. Educate yourself, let’s not be ignorant in public. It’s embarrassing.

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    talkthattalk Reply:

    @Eli, butch you’re embarasing she still doing the same shit that she’s been doing for 15 years and the truth is IT AIN’T WORKING / IT DIDN’T WORK AND IT AIN’T GONNA BE WORKING
    BITCH GET A SIT AND WATCH YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR #FAKEASSBITCH

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    Eli Reply:

    @talkthattalk, Do you realize how dumb you sound? It didn’t work? Tell that to billboard and her grammy’s. I’m just stating facts. Don’t get mad at me. Then again do I don’t give a fuck. Bye ashy

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  3. Kemar (@S_C_Jr on Twitter)

    Y’all over analyze everything. Not everything is shade. I’m not only talking about this interview but EVERYTHING is taken out of context. Just enjoy the music and leave people’s business alone!

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  4. Fanofall

    Mariah is so shady for no reason lol
    Where is the BeyHive

    They need to drag her.

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    Eli Reply:

    @Fanofall, Know they need to respect her. Without Mariah there is NO Beyonce. She paved the way for her so why would you encourage that? You honestly think Beyonce doesn’t respect Mariah? Don’t be delusional. Educate yourself on Mariah’s influence. As long as female singers feature a rapper on their song Mariah legacy will remain alive. Don’t perpetuate hate and ignorance. Drag a comb through your head and get your life

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    karamelkisses Reply:

    @Eli, as a bey stan, we do respect mariah for her impeccable gift AND the fact that she and bey are friends (bey gave mariah the butterfly ring that she wears on her right hand). bey has listed mariah as one of her inspirations but let’s be real, she didn’t pave the way. bey’s ultimate influences are tina turner and diana ross … they, my dear, were among the first to do it.

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    Jake From State Farm Reply:

    @karamelkisses,

    Beyonce once said in an interview that Mariah Carey was the person that made her want to sing (I Can provide receipts if necessary lol) So I would say that in some sense she did pave the way for her but of course not solely because Beyonce has many other influences and is great in her own right. But you’re abolutely right there’s no reason for conflicts between the beyhive and lambs because Beyonce and Mariah are friends and Mariah didn’t shade her lol

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    Eli Reply:

    @karamelkisses, I didn’t mean Mariah was her only inspiration. Of course Tina, Aretha, Whitney paved the way for everyone but in the 90′s with contemporary r&b and crossing over into pop and featuring rappers on pop/r&b songs was ALL Mariah. Which is basically Beyonce’s whole catalogue. This is no shade, I’m just saying ppl need to stop trying to perpetuate an ignorant beef between the 2 artists when Mariah is essentially one of the reasons Beyonce is able to do what she does. I’m not a stan for neither one, because I stan for music. I’m snowed in and just thought I would be petty and address these children in the comments.

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    karamelkisses Reply:

    @Eli, I understand what you’re saying but to correct you on one thing … bey’s whole catalogue is not her featuring rappers or anyone for that matter. in bey’s catalogue she has maybe 10 collabs max & the only rappers she’s featured are jay, andre 3000 & drake. I’m not counting party w/ cole or the ego remix w/ ye’ because those weren’t master mixes. like I said before, the 2 women are friends … Mariah has her lane & bey has hers. bottom line, they’re both winning & doing the damn thing w/ legit talent which is being scarce in modern day microwavable pop music.

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  5. Kemar

    Y’all over analyze everything. How is her not hearing the song equate to shade toward Beyonce? Lol

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  6. Mc

    Mariah is the queen beyonce is not God

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  7. 2bad2bme

    She is so shady…how can you not know a new Beyonce single…I mean come on it’s Beyonce. I see why Nicki Minaj cursed her a** out on idol

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  8. 2bad2bme

    then again i’m sure Beyonce hadn’t heard any of her songs since “We Belong Together” in 2005

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    Andy Reply:

    @2bad2bme, well Mariah hasn’t released anything listenable lately anyway. But most musicians definitively hear the competition work. But, again, we are talking about Mariah-divass-bitch-Carey. BUT! She should have said something nice anyway! She is barely relevant today and saying some nice sh.t to Beyoncé (even if it were false) would be noticed by the Beyhive.

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    Joan Reply:

    @Andy, how the hell is she barely relevant? You’re taking about her. Point proven. She just had a platinum hit this summer #1 I’m over thirty five countries. How is that barely relevant. Where are your receipts.

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    Eli Reply:

    @Andy, Girl when you accomplish as much as Mariah has what more does she have to prove? She will forever be remembered and recognized. Hell she paved the way for your fave, without her none of these female artists of the 21 century would be relevant. So as long as female artists are singing with a rapper featured on their song Mariah will remain relevant. Remember that.

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    Eli Reply:

    @2bad2bme, Without Mariah there would be NO Beyonce so you insulting her makes absolutely no sense. You think Beyonce don’t respect Mariah? If so you are delusional. You should be paying homage to a legend who paved the way for your fave instead of insulting. Educate yourself

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    karamelkisses Reply:

    @Eli, sit the fuck down … without tina & matthew knowles, they would be no beyonce. mariah didn’t birth beyonce or pop music, she wasn’t one of the original grand dames of the game like diana ross or tina turner (beyonce’s idols). mariah is great at what she does, standing on stage in one place and singing. she & bey are friends … i highly doubt bey is crying because mariah “doesn’t know the song”. mariah has had a reputation for years for being shady & in that interview she proved it true. at 40+, she’s getting a little to old for the games. #noshadetohertalent

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    Eli Reply:

    @karamelkisses, No you sit the fuck down, don’t get disrespectful Ms. Kisses. Mariah is the reason Beyonce is able to do what she does today. That is no shade. And i guarantee if you ask Beyonce she would agree. Don’t let these ppl in the comments and on twitter cloud your judgement and make you feel like you can’t like 2 female artists. It’s okay to like more than one. It’s not that deep. Mariah is the blueprint, the prototype, the original. Everyone over the age of 20 knows this. Calm down.

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  9. Felisha walker

    Drama queen She’s Not A Diva.

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    Eli Reply:

    @Felisha walker, Exactly she is THE diva. Stay pressed. Bye Felisha

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  10. Jake From State Farm

    It is evident by some of the comments that many people have read the excerpts but not actually watched the interview. She didn’t shade Beyonce at all (which obvious by the fact that she didn’t understand the “Surfboard” reference that was made). It became apparent that she simply hasn’t heard the song. No big deal. If you actually take the time to watch the interview, she’s very funny and down to earth throughout it’s entirety. People need to stop reading into things further than what they are.

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    Jake From State Farm Reply:

    which is**
    its entirety**

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    Andy Reply:

    @Jake From State Farm, sure… *roll eyes*

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  11. Raven-Symone

    You know deep down she’s salty that Ariana is the new Mariah. She has Beyonce/ Nicki Minaj syndrome with not acknowledging people who are also in their lane. Oh well no one is checking for her other then Xmas time when they buy her Xmas album.

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    Amber Reply:

    @Raven-Symone, how is Ariana the new mariah? When mariah first came out she had 4 consecutive number 1s. Ariana has zero. Ariana is most not the new mariah. Nicki is not in her lane. And it’s obvious if you watched the video she generally didn’t get the surfboard comment and didn’t know the song.

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    Eli Reply:

    @Amber, Ariana is a totally different artist. Ppl think because she can sing high notes she’s the new Mariah. Ariana herself said Mariah vocal range is wider being that she can sing in lower tones and Ariana can’t. And if you listen to Ariana’s whole record it sounds nothing like Mariah. Ppl are basing the comparison on her single choices and high notes. Ariana has a promising career but she is not trying to be nor will she ever be the next Mariah.

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  12. d

    she is so shady and so mad. i really like mariah but she is so shady. she is too old for that.

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    Paul Reply:

    @d, she’s not mad. And she only shaded nicki and eminem

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    Eli Reply:

    @d, Did you watch the interview? She wasn’t “shady”. And the whole interview and tone was all jokes. And since when was there an age stipulation on being shady? And do you even know what it means or did you learn it from twitter? Find a seat.

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  13. Eli

    How is she shady because she hasn’t heard a Beyonce song? Mariah is Mariah fucking Carey and a mother. Ya’ll are really delusional if you think ppl don’t have a life besides being worried about what Beyonce is doing. Come on. Ya’ll sound really pathetic, it’s actually sad. I can’t believe 65% of these comments are mad because she hadn’t heard that song. Everything is not shade. And when you accomplished as much as Mariah has why would she be concerned with what other artists are doing if it has nothing to do with her own projects.

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  15. wonderland19

    I love this women more since this interview. Really refreshing and honest. Loved it!

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  16. nonya

    Mariah is the top vocalist of all time & yes she did pave way for many if not all singers now a day i love & adore her.it’s not her fault if she did or didn’t hear bey’s track but we all know she did.atleast once if not more.as for ariana ariana is VERY talented i felt like it wasn’t shade but not very nice to not credit her talent & knowingly know that ariana looks up to her & has done a couple covers.yes mariah heard her sing emotions knowing ariana loves her & all it was a bit anoying seing she really didn’t credit ariana’s taknet i don’t care what ya’ll say ya’ll all know it’s the truth.!

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    Tiger Reply:

    @nonya, As a Mariah fan I can honestly agree with you about Ariana. I wish she would have said more and been more encouraging. But I am glad she let it be known that she loves Beyonce as a person regardless of if she’s keeping up with her career.

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    karamelkisses Reply:

    @Tiger, she doesn’t have to track bey’s career … bey is bad (in the best way) in her own right. however mariah is not new to this and she certainly isn’t stupid. so whether or not she heard “surfboard” or even drunk, she felt those shockwaves like every other artist in the game when beyonce dropped her 5th album with NO promo. and mariah has success on top of success on top of success but bey is the FIRST female to have ALL 5 her of her (solo) albums debut at #1. #againNOshadetomariahstalent

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  17. Tiger

    I wish people would only click on the post they’re interested in.. Instead of clicking to throw shade. Whether you like this woman or not, she’s music royalty and that ain’t gon’ change.

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  18. NASIR

    Mimi and Bey are friends so please stop this madness. Mariah has been in the studio for the past several months…so what she hasn’t heard DIL. Get over it damn.

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  19. felisha

    @Eli right and your gonna kiss her ass like the dumb bitch ass nigga you are she don’t care about you but a dummy like you will stand up for a celebrity.

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    Eli Reply:

    @felisha, Felisha, I don’t kiss ass. I agree I was petty for the comment and I apologize. However I still stand by my opinion. She is THE diva and this has been her personality for years. I don’t stan for any singer because I’m 25 and grown. I’m snowed in and the comments were disrespectful and you got caught in the line of fire. I have too much time on my hands. Again I apologize and we can agree to disagree.

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  20. KissMe

    LOL love Mariah. She’s extremly successful and has all the right in the world to throw shade. Ya don’t have to like her but you SHOULD respect her. I don’t like the orginal song tho .. the jump smoker remix is pretty tight.. just need to sound more like a song with a second verse added. Hopefully the shelve the original and make JS the official single

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  21. Lem

    mariah sold hundred millions of albums..she only does what makes her happy now, with regards to her music or her life..everything she’ll do now is only an icing on her multi layered cake..so i guess it wouldn’t matter to her if everyone else thinks she’s irrelevant today.. :)

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