In an interview with Larry King, Mariah Carey reveals she has been the victim of both emotional and mental abuse. Read more of what Mariah had to say below.
Singer Mariah Carey says she can sympathize with Rihanna, who was assaulted by Chris Brown in February, because she has been a victim of abuse herself.
In the CNN interview with Larry King, Mariah Carey was asked how she reacted to the news of Rihanna. Carey, 40, responds, “I was very sequestered, as you know, when I first started out … I wasn’t really allowed out of the house, so I can’t imagine what she went through.”
When asked if she had ever been a victim herself, Carey said,”Emotionally, mentally, in other ways … It’s scary,” she says. “You know, I just think you get into a situation and you feel locked in. If your situation is similar to one of the situations I’ve been in – which I won’t harp on – for me, to really get out, it was difficult because there was a connection that was not only a marriage but a business thing, where the person was in control of my life.”
In the interview, Mariah addressed the pregnancy rumors and told Larry King, “It would be the happiest thing in my life, but what I’m saying is right now with this movie [Precious] coming out, with the next few singles from the album and those things that I’m doing, I need to focus on that, because I cannot do the having-a-child thing halfway.”
“I wouldn’t be just like, ‘Oh, I’m having a child, Yay! Let me get a nanny so I can give her the baby. Take the kid,’ ” she adds. “That doesn’t work for me. I don’t believe in that.”
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