Mariah Carey Dishes on Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, & New Music on '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.”