Mariah Carey is the pop icon of our generation and is all set to open up in a candid interview with talk show host, Oprah Winfrey. The 50-year-old singer will be the next guest on Winfrey’s show, The Oprah Conversation, and fans have been given a sneak peek at the episode with a short trailer. In the clip, Mariah Carey and Oprah Winfrey discuss topics ranging from the time the singer was held in the backseat of a police car — something that Carey says she’s “never spoken about” — to a moment in her life when she didn’t feel “worthy of existing.”
“I wouldn’t have gone here if I hadn’t been treated as an ATM machine with a wig on,” Carey tells Winfrey in the clip. While it’s unclear from the trailer what specifically Carey is referring to, Winfrey responds, “The loneliness and sadness behind the façade, I now understand it.”
In the interview, Mariah Carey will also address the topic of her romantic past. The Always Be My Baby singer was earlier married to Tommy Mottola from 1993 to 1998 and to Nick Cannon from 2008 to 2016. She and Cannon share 9-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe. “I did feel that I was held captive in that relationship,” Carey says of one of her past loves.
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In a separate clip of the interview, which aired on Wednesday’s episode of the Today show, Mariah Carey said that her two kids “help to heal me every day.” “Every time we have a moment that feels real and authentic and genuine, it’s them loving me unconditionally,” she said, adding that the only other time she’s felt unconditional love has been from her “die-hard fans.