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Mariah Talks Growing Up "Mixed", Kids With Nick, & Beef With Whitney

Our girl Loni Swain over at Chicago's WGCI's mid-day show interviewed Mariah this week.  And she talked her new album Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel and how it wasn't pushed back because of fellow diva Whitney Houston: [audio:mariahwhitney.mp3] And on love, marriage, and kids with Nick: [audio:mariahmarriagelove.mp3] Mariah also chatted it up with the  media about her trouble growing up bi-racial: “Growing up and being half-black, half-white, I felt weird; I didn’t look like anybody. My friends were all different from me,” Mariah told StyleList.com of her childhood insecurities. “No one knew how to fix my hair. My facial features stood out. And I know we [mixed people] all say that. But even though I’ve grown since, some of those things still remain with me.”
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More when you read the rest... MiMi talked to the Daily News about how she never thought she would live this long: Honestly, I never thought I'd live this long. I always thought that I wouldn't be here at this point. I was thinking, 'Okay, I've got another year of my life left. This has got to be the end of it,'" she revealed. “Finally, he was like, "Stop talking like that." While Cannon claims two kids are the goal, Carey says, "Of course, we'd be happy with one. I want to be able to manage the right amount of attention. We are so busy - if you have six kids running around, no one gets what they need. Kids need a lot of attention." Cannon reveals, "It's at the forefront of our minds. We're very close."
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Meanwhile, Page Six sources spotted MiMi out this week looking tipsy and barely making it out of the restaurant.  Just not clear if it was due to alcohol or her 7 inch stilettos: Mariah Carey did not need a nightcap the other night at One Little West 12th. According to a witness, Carey -- whose album, "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel," is just out -- showed up to the restaurant at "1:30 a.m. with her brother and a few bodyguards and was quite out of it. When she exited her black Maybach, she tripped twice and had to grab hold of one of her guards so she wouldn't fall. She ordered a bottle of champagne but she could barely speak." A source close to the singer tells Page Six, "She was probably wobbly because she was wearing 7-inch Louboutins. She had just completed 18 hours of press. That's tough to do."

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being bi racial is so

being bi racial is so beautiful people who tease bi-racial's are insecure.just ignore them life is too short to be insecure when you know you fine ass hell they just jealous because they parents didnt mix because im half black and mexican and sometimes i look fully black then sometimes i dont it's just the way being bi-racial is you look different and you are different nothing to be whooping about. alicia beyonce mariah lenny halle just for an example are mixed and are really pretty just be happy never let anyone tell you your "not" this or that
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WHAT IS WRONG WITH BIRACIAL

WHAT IS WRONG WITH BIRACIAL PEOPLE. "NO ONE KNEW HOW TO FIX MY HAIR, NO ONE LOOKED LIKE ME". HOW IN THE HECK DO YOU THINK FULL BLOODED BLACKS FEEL AT LEAST BIRACIAL PEOPLE EITHER LOOK BLACK OR WHITE OR BOTH SO THEY CAN REALLY SAY I LOOK LIKE EVERYONE INSTEAD OF NO ONE LOOKS LIKE ME. ALSO IF YOUR HAIR IS OF A MIXED RACE THEN OBVOUSLY BLACKS CAN DO TI SINCE ITS MORE MANAGEABLE THAN THEIRS. EVERYTONE KNOWS THE CLOSER YOU ARE TO WHITE THE BETTER YOU HAVE IT. I AM SO DONE WITH THE WHOA IS ME BIRACIAL PERSON, THEY HAVE BETTER OBTIONS THAN DARK SKINNED BLACKS JUST AS WHITES HAVE IT BETTER THAN BIRACIALS. JUST LOOK AT HISTORY THE LIGHTER SLAVES WORKED IN THE HOUSE WHICH WAS EASIER AND THEY WERE MORE ACCEPTED WHILE THE DARKS WORKED OUTSIDE.
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@Anon3 You have deep-rooted

@Anon3 You have deep-rooted issues, girl!!! u have a hard time feeling sorry? No, it seems like you have a hard time looking in the mirror. You need to work through it, your ignorance and anger foreshadow shat could be a better person. Mariah did say that she was mixed, but true to what has been displayed by you, it wasn't good enough for other people, so don't buy her records if you can't get past her color, youre the ignorant one and she's paid
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Miss Sumthing Else: cime

Miss Sumthing Else: cime sorry , but the sentence was the family that I was born from or came from is mixed. so Ilove your voice, music, your style. people say things about me how I dress. I am not afraid to step out side the box. now my life belongs to God. I know how far to go with anthing in life. who made them the judge anyway. I love you because you are not afraid to live.
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Girl now day their are so

Girl now day their are so many mix kids that most of the time , people say oh these kids are so beautiful and give them a smile. now I cime from a family that is mixed, yes people want to know with what race, now yes I get sick of answering the question, but you just get use to it. now when they ask me this I just say I am a human being just like you. I am a American thank you. Love you girl. don't let other people dictate your life you are always in control. just keep loving your self and that man of yours.
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Why is she lying? She knows

Why is she lying? She knows damn well she knew about Whitney's cd. Even if she didn't know, her people/label DID! You never see 2 big names release on the same day.
Demeter's picture

i made the experience in

i made the experience in germany... my cousin moved there and my family was there for visit im hamburg... there are SOO MANY mixed girls - you CANT imagine!! its crazy- and you know what? they so damn proud... and everybody look on them and say uuuhhh...wooowww pretty... there, they the shiiit... and in the us? only hate..
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i think its very sad how

i think its very sad how everybody talks about skin and shit... our parents loved eachother (hope so) and we are the product...whether mixed or not... and kids are not responsible for their skin or hair... i think nowadays black people are rassist not the white anymore...look at obama.... i think the sides changed...WHY?? we should be happy that now white people are tolerant (i dont mention that it should be normal) but we had hard times, now the whites are cool wid us- and our people start the fight all over! CrAZY
nalay's picture

I guess I have to tell my

I guess I have to tell my real age on here, lol. But I remembered when Mariah made her debut and she made it perfectly clear that she is Black for which she received a lot of nasty back-lash from BLACK people, who I hate to say are never happy...oh, she's not really Black. Oh, she has a white mom, that doesn't count. She just trying to be Black to sell records. Sony wanted to present her as a "White artist" and downplay her Black side and she refused to do so, which caused some problems between her and Tommy Motola even before they got married. Now she can't control how a record label markets her, especially early in her career, but Mariah has never denied being Black, or her Black Venezuelan father, which she said had a very dark complexion.
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love Mariah, love that she

love Mariah, love that she embraces her biracial background.I'm half mexican and half black so I get the whole being singled out thing, though I personally never cared lol,she's fab..
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If I wasn't aware of the fact

If I wasn't aware of the fact that Mariah was bi-racial I would of never guessed that she had black in her. She spoke about how her facial features stand out but I think she has facial features of a an average white woman.
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awwww it cut off just when it

awwww it cut off just when it was getting good.....get the clip about her response about eminem
Kay's picture

BORED TO DEATH OF HEARING

BORED TO DEATH OF HEARING ABOUT "GROWING UP MIXED"
ashley's picture

i never really understood the

i never really understood the "tragic mulatto" stance. i have an aunt that looks dead on like Mariah, and she came from two black parents. yeah she got teased for having lighter skin. my mother (her sister) got teased for having darker skin.. sooo?? i figure every black person is "mixed".. we all had to grow up with some f'd up circumstances due to the ignorance of others. dark skin black women have huge scars that no one seems to touch on. i wonder why?? "she" is considered strong and tough.. while mixed girls are considered "tragic"? we go through the same shiit.. lol
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Nick wears a suit because he

Nick wears a suit because he HAS A JOB. I guess many people on the blog don't, and don't understand professionalism. He works as a host and has a day job and that's why he wears a suit. In case you didn't know, most grown 30 year olds with jobs wear suits to work. You all are so petty. Nobody said a thing about tommy mottla when he was practically holding her hostage. Maybe you all would like for Nick to wear sagging pants and look like a thug like 50 year old jayz. Kudos to nick for being a REAL man and respecting, loving and uplifting his wife. And no I am not a family member but someone happy to see others happy. Try it people it works.
lala's picture

Black don't always equate

Black don't always equate dark skin tones anymore, just look at the diverse range of shades in our folks. I have black relations that run the gamut of extremely light to dark.
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That's right! Black or

That's right! Black or African Americans run the scope in color, hair and ski type and we are all beautiful.
queens's picture

Aretha..Whitney...Mariah. We

Aretha..Whitney...Mariah. We are lucky to have had 3 legends in out lifetime.
sharon's picture

Mariah knows who she is and

Mariah knows who she is and she has made it known and that should be good enough for anybody. If her enemies don't like it, they can lump it. Mariah has always been one of our greatest entertainers and she has proven herself over time. She is a true, soul sister who has finally found happiness and I am over the moon for her and any other sister who has found bliss in their lives. We love you Miss. MIMI.
Monja's picture

I have light skin, green eyes

I have light skin, green eyes and auburn hair and I am Black or A. American. We come in all shades and colors in the African diaspora and we always have once we starting mixing.
Kortney's picture

I seen Nick and MiMi on Oprah

I seen Nick and MiMi on Oprah in New York and they look good together. Go on MiMi retire for a minute and raise a couple of children. I think everyone should have at least one or two of them running around. Heck with the sterotype that's ole. Nick, I'm glad we still have black men out there that is family oriented, you continue to wear your suits, you wear them well. Continue to love on your woman and MiMi do the same, love on your man. The ones that's hating don't have any suits or a spouse, probably not a mate at all!
Satene's picture

She don't talk about her

She don't talk about her latina side because there is no latina side that's why and I don't blame her. Mariah is a biracial American period. Born in the United States, that's her nationality. Her culture is African American. Her race is black/mixed raced so deal with it. Her daddy wasn't mixed with a damn thing he was a total black man from head to toe so stop trying to fit her into your box. if he had been born in Britain he would have still been a black man in Britain but that doesn't make her British.
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nycbutterfly: i dig nick

nycbutterfly: i dig nick and mariah…hope they can make it last forever.and as someone stated earlier…black is black is black. we all experience some sort of discrimination in our own communities…regardless of the various beautiful shades we come in…we need to get it together as a people and stop this damn foolishness. exactly. at this point who cares about the color thing anymore? i dont
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beautifuleyes: that is so

beautifuleyes: that is so weird that someone who loves, rainbows and gummy drops and unicorns and sparkly things could be so morbid. Mariah you really is confused. LOL!
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ISN'T NICE FOR MARIAH???? SHE

ISN'T NICE FOR MARIAH???? SHE GETS TO BE BLACK WITHOUT LOOKING LIKE ONE....MMMMM....I MEAN ENOUGH WITH THE TRAGIC SHIT!
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Kekomo: Thats absolutely

Kekomo: Thats absolutely untrue. In fact when Mariah first came out, one of her first big magizine covers (Right after Vision of Love became a hit) was Ebony (I believe) and the title cover story was called “Not another white girl trying to sing black” and inside she gave full detail into her life and heritage. Yes I remember that! It was actually JET magazine! She went into full detail. I'm glad u said that bcus I don't know WHAT that other person is talking about. Any negative person that seems to care so much just google the article i'm sure u could find. It's 2009 why do people still give a damn what Mariah Carey's racial make-up is. People Please with that shit already!
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robbie: people wake up!! i

robbie: people wake up!! i dont care what color mimi thinks she is or how confused she is. one thing she is not confused about is ALCOHOL!!! MIMI IS AN ALCOHOLIC and has been for some time now!! Listen to Eminem when he called her out about that shit years ago!!Chick’s morning cup of joe is PINOT GRIGIO!!! she needs to go back to the detox tank like she did before and claimed she had a nervous breakdown due to exhaustion! chick needs to walk the 12 steps in those stilettos and take her ass to rehab!!! you can tell when she falls off the wagon cause her face bloats up just like an alcoholic!! Eminem is that you??? 50 let you off his dick today so you could post!!??? lmao robbie: Nick has no idea what he got into instead he is her walking cane and has to hold her up all day long. Nick make that bitch go to rehab now or you will never have kids and have a life of misery!!!
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Anon3: @ Kekomo not

Anon3: @ Kekomo not true…..when Mariah first came out she did NOT admit to being mixed….so for the longest time alot of people wondered what she was then if she wasn’t part black….that is why during the movie Barbershop when Cedric the Entertainment says “OJ did it” he also made the comment that is Black……when she first admitted to being mixed she gave a laundry list of what she was…Irish..etc…and then Black Ok her mother is Irish so what u want her to ignore that? Would that have been better? Listen to what u said, every one speculated on what she was. She did'nt invite that! WTF?
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miko: lol i know right!

miko: lol i know right! it’s really sad! and truthfully, the most hate i ever experienced growing up was from black females! kinda like some of the chicks on this board…but whatever. let them be ignorant Right!! Chances are they will always be just that!! lol
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@ Kekomo not true.....when

@ Kekomo not true.....when Mariah first came out she did NOT admit to being mixed....so for the longest time alot of people wondered what she was then if she wasn't part black....that is why during the movie Barbershop when Cedric the Entertainment says "OJ did it" he also made the comment that Mariah Carey is Black......when she first admitted to being mixed she gave a laundry list of what she was...Irish..etc...and then Black
Anon3's picture

Why do people give Nick a

Why do people give Nick a hard time for trying to look like an adult? You have so many black men who are 25-40yr trying to still dress like teenagers. Nothing is sadder than 40yr man dressing like 16yr old with sagging pants and a hoodie then he wonders why adult woman won't talk to him.
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Anon3: I have a hard time

Anon3: I have a hard time feeling sorry for bi racial people…puhhleease with the “wo is me” act…Black women do have it harder….but that is my opinion…..some of you may be too young to remember but when Mimi first came out she wouldn’t even admit to being mixed…. Thats absolutely untrue. In fact when Mariah first came out, one of her first big magizine covers (Right after Vision of Love became a hit) was Ebony (I believe) and the title cover story was called "Not another white girl trying to sing black" and inside she gave full detail into her life and heritage.
Kekomo's picture

miko: lol i know right!

miko: lol i know right! it’s really sad! and truthfully, the most hate i ever experienced growing up was from black females! kinda like some of the chicks on this board…but whatever. let them be ignorant agree never really knew my being lightskined took me away from being black until one of my so called friends pointes it out,lol but luckily my mom who is a brown complexion never palyed that color game in our house & me & my sister have six all have diff shades i never really notice until others pointed this out.But yeah the only time i felt hated on was by my own Black people,& FYI Iam Not mixed with any thing both my parents are Black & Iam Mariah Complexion.We come in all shades & It's Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TRUTHHURTS's picture

Nick has no idea what he got

Nick has no idea what he got into instead he is her walking cane and has to hold her up all day long. Nick make that bitch go to rehab now or you will never have kids and have a life of misery!!!
robbie's picture

people wake up!! i dont care

people wake up!! i dont care what color mimi thinks she is or how confused she is. one thing she is not confused about is ALCOHOL!!! MIMI IS AN ALCOHOLIC and has been for some time now!! Listen to Eminem when he called her out about that shit years ago!!Chick's morning cup of joe is PINOT GRIGIO!!! she needs to go back to the detox tank like she did before and claimed she had a nervous breakdown due to exhaustion! chick needs to walk the 12 steps in those stilettos and take her ass to rehab!!! you can tell when she falls off the wagon cause her face bloats up just like an alcoholic!!
robbie's picture

I wonder why mariah hasn't

I wonder why mariah hasn't spoken about her latina side. no good.
mel ny's picture

I like them as a couple.

I like them as a couple.
Keli's picture

as I said, I stated my

as I said, I stated my opinion regarding who has it the hardest....you don't have to agree....but the thing back in the day was trying to speculate what Mimi was since she she refused to admit that she was mixed and when she finally admitted it for the first time she pulled a Tiger Woods...like the Black part of her made up a small percentage....just sayin'
Anon3's picture

NO HATE!!!: I mean really

NO HATE!!!: I mean really ignorant too. lol I don’t ever know of her denying any part of her, not even in early years. That was some bull-shit that was cooked up by Nelson George and his wnnabe controversial pseudo pro black ass. Some people are saying why do mixed people blame some blacks more than whites? Well just look at some of these comments and there u have it. And im not saying black people are more to blame but someone said something about her hair! I mean really?? GTFOH lol i know right! it's really sad! and truthfully, the most hate i ever experienced growing up was from black females! kinda like some of the chicks on this board...but whatever. let them be ignorant
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miko: some folks on this

miko: some folks on this bored are ignorant as hell!damn! i guess our people will never get along I mean really ignorant too. lol I don't ever know of her denying any part of her, not even in early years. That was some bull-shit that was cooked up by Nelson George and his wnnabe controversial pseudo pro black ass. Some people are saying why do mixed people blame some blacks more than whites? Well just look at some of these comments and there u have it. And im not saying black people are more to blame but someone said something about her hair! I mean really?? GTFOH
NO HATE!!!'s picture

yes, she had low self-esteem,

yes, she had low self-esteem, many mixed people do. When she was growing up things were harsher than they are now and less accepting. The number of biracial Americans are on the rise and that is a good thing. When my parents married in the late 1970's things were tough, but now they are so happy they stayed together and worked through their issues. I think Mariah is happy now and fully accepting of herself, sometimes it just takes time for a person to mature.
Debra's picture

They R beautiful damnit Just

They R beautiful damnit Just like everybody else! Lol.CHARLI SKIP..I'm glad u get it as well
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Anon3: I have a hard time

Anon3: I have a hard time feeling sorry for bi racial people…puhhleease with the “wo is me” act…Black women do have it harder….but that is my opinion…..some of you may be too young to remember but when Mimi first came out she wouldn’t even admit to being mixed…. ooh, chile! so mariah was passing? i need a time machine because i don't remember that. but regarding her insecurities, i think a lot of people have very small minds. no group as a whole has it harder than another group as a whole when it comes to black vs. biracial vs. light vs.dark. everyone has their own issues and some people carry that with them as they get older. i guess misery loves company, because i don't see the point of people here arguing about, "it's harder for me!" "No! ME!!!" um....we can all have low self esteem issues from childhood, dear. get you some! lol
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Missy90301: ceelo: FYI…full

Missy90301: ceelo: FYI…full blooded black girls have it worse than mixed girls ever will!! Pretishia I totally agree and the big picture proves it all.WOW! it is crazy how people read into things.. I dont believe that the comment said that bi-racial children had it harder than full black children. of course full black children have extensive challenges. but that should not negate the fact that bi racial children have their own challenges. and comments like that have the potential tofuel inter-racial hated.and yes… i am a little mixed girl! AGREED 100%
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ishouldbeworkinginstead

ishouldbeworkinginstead (did hair go out of style and i missed the memo?): Damn, i thought nick cannon being corny was common knowledge… like terrence j from 106, or lil’ bow wow, or yung berg… some people are just born corny. Doesn’t make them any less of a person, or mean that he isn’t a business man, or that Mariah doesn’t love it… it just means that he is corny in addition to those things. I’m just sayin’ lol. exactly.
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BYE MARIAH!!!!!! YOU DON'T

BYE MARIAH!!!!!! YOU DON'T LOOK MIX SO WHO WOULD EVEN KNOW! AND AS FAR AS HAIR IT'S THIN AND STRAGLY LIKE ALL WHITE GIRLS CHILD BOO !
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msbliss: Biracial kids R

msbliss: Biracial kids R beautiful. Mimi what exactly do u mean u didn’t think you’d live this long?? I’m with Nick,Don’t be talkin lik that! OH REALLY?? THEY ARE? EVERY TIME SHE PUT OUT AN ALBUM SHE COME WITH THIS CRAP PLEASE! EVERYONE EXPERIENCE SOME KIND OF INSECURITIES RATHER ITS WITH WEIGHT HAIR SKIN COMPLEXION ETC
JUJU's picture

some folks on this bored are

some folks on this bored are ignorant as hell! damn! i guess our people will never get along
miko's picture

Anon3: I have a hard time

Anon3: I have a hard time feeling sorry for bi racial people…puhhleease with the “wo is me” act…Black women do have it harder….but that is my opinion…..some of you may be too young to remember but when Mimi first came out she wouldn’t even admit to being mixed…. if mimi didn't admit to being mixed...then that's her and something she had to deal with...some self hate inside of her...but don't say black woman have it harder...cause yall don't...all black people go thru shit no matter what your shade is...i'm done.
miko's picture

Anon3: I have a hard time

Anon3: I have a hard time feeling sorry for bi racial people…puhhleease with the “wo is me” act…Black women do have it harder….but that is my opinion…..some of you may be too young to remember but when Mimi first came out she wouldn’t even admit to being mixed…. Oh damn, she sure didn't wanna admit that at first... i almost forgot all about that! I guess that's what she means by her having issues with it.
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