Songstress Mariah Carey has in detail opened up about her strained relationship with her mother and siblings as she prepares to share her memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey which will be released on September 29.
According to her upcoming memoir, the mother of two highlighted the toxicity that strained her relationship with her older sister Alison who occasionally“drugged” her with tranquillizers and lured her with cocaine before “inflicting” injury on her and pimping the singer into prostitution.
Making an appearance at Oprah Winfrey’s show dubbed ‘The Oprah Conversation’, the show host read a part of the memoir which shed light on Carey’s relationship with her older sister Alison which said;
“When I was 12 years old, my sister drugged me with Valium, offered me a pinky nail full of cocaine, inflicted me with third-degree burns and tried to sell me out to a pimp.”
Her brother, on the other hand, was “extremely violent” and her sister was “troubled and always traumatized”.Her soon to be released memoir says 57-year-old Allison and her 60-year-old brother Morgan had “sold lies” about her and spent decades “attacking” her. Mariah refers to Alison and Morgan as ex-sister and ex-brother.
Mariah who lived through the most of her life under the care of her mother feels her siblings assumed that her life was way easier than theirs because she only lived with their mother growing up.
“We don’t even really know each other … we didn’t grow up together, but we did. Like, they were on their journeys, by the time I got into the world, they had already been damaged, in my opinion. But again, I wasn’t there. I was dropped into this world and I literally felt like an outsider amongst my own family. They just grew up with the experience of living with a Black father and a white mother together as a family and I was for the most part living with my mother, which they saw as easier, but in reality, it was not. They have always thought that my life was easy.”Part of the memoir reads
The Hero songbird also termed her relationship with her estranged mother as “really difficult” and she calls her by her first name Patricia blames her for “neglect on several levels” and consequently, she’s always keen on making the lives of twins Moroccan and Monroe, “amazing”.
The 50-year-old singer has also dished out on the time of her life where she sat at the back of a police car to check herself into a mental health facility after a heated confrontation with her mother in 2001.
At the time, she felt physically and emotionally exhausted over everything.