In a recent interview with Complex Mariah Carey discussed her influencers and her upcoming reality show that some are comparing to the Kardashians.
It’s hard to think that Mariah Carey is turning 46 this year. But the entertainer has been a stalwart of the pop business for a while now (ever since her 1990 debute) and she’s managed to keep out of the shit-flinging that normally goes along with it.
Her ability to keep her personal life out of the limelight is legendary, even as she prepares to go down the aisle for a third time.
Some of us talk about other people and what they do and la la la. But I’m not that person.
With that said she’s preparing her E! channel show, Mariah’s World to come out soon. In her photoshoot and interview for Complex she points out that she’s not going to be like some other reviled reality TV shows.
“Some of us talk about other people and what they do and la la la. But I’m not that person.” she says in reference to the Kardashians.
In 2015 she was entertainments 9th top earning woman, pulling in $27 million. In 2007 she held the #5 spot, and no doubt she’ll march toward that number again when her show comes out.
Prince was one of the best people I’ve met… I was hoping that it was a trick that he was pulling—that it didn’t really happen.
In the interview she also spoke about how she was lucky enough to build her career up in the 90s and she also touched on one of her role models, Prince.
“Prince was one of the best people I’ve met,” Carey says. “He didn’t care about the big system. I was always like, at any time Prince could write a No. 1 song, because he’s that talented, but he chooses to do what he wants. I respect that. He actually helped me through a lot of situations with his knowledge. He always had a plan. I just can’t believe he’s gone. I was hoping that it was a trick that he was pulling—that it didn’t really happen.”