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Mariah Carey Was Emotionally Abused, She Reveals

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And she implies it was by ex-husband Tommy Mottola!

Mariah Carey revealed on Larry King Live that she has also been affected by abuse in relationships:

"Abuse has several categories. Emotionally, mentally, in other ways. 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."

Mariah also feels for Rihanna's terrible situation with Chris Brown:

"I was very sequestered, as you know, when I first started out and if I were just allowed to be young and with a young boyfriend who's also a star and you know, you're working and you're both — I don't know what goes on. You know what I mean? So it's like, I wasn't really allowed out of the house, so I can't imagine what she went through."

As for any baby news with hubby Nick Cannon, Mariah responded:

"Right now? I'm going to take a swig of my scotch and let you know. [Being pregnant] 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.' That doesn't work me. I don't believe in that."

Well that clears up those rumors…for now!

Sounds like she had a difficult marriage with Tommy Mottola, but we all know she's pretty pleased with current husband Nick. They're kind of a nauseating couple, but they do seem really happy.

Good for you, Mimoo!

[Image via Apega / WENN.]

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62 comments to “Mariah Carey Was Emotionally Abused, She Reveals”



  1. 1

    Haven't we all been 'emotionally abused'? Whatever, Mimi, anything for attention.



  2. 2

    Mariah Carey is a mind control victim/slave. Of course Tommy abused her, he abused her to create new alter-egos



  3. 3

    "emotional" and "mental" abuse are the exact same thing. The other kind is PHYSICAL Mariah, you dumbfuck.



  4. 4

    she just looks AWFUL … she and Pamela Anderson must have the same advisers on what to wear



  5. 5

    Just say F it and mwbc! I could so make it happen tomorrow! Don't wanna waste any more time. yn ms b. 46 hmaw



  6. 6

    I so fukking love her, real and successful, not like the wanna be singers of today scene.



  7. 7

    "Emotionally, mentally, in other ways."…..isn't mentioning PHYSICAl abuse also notable to say about the "several categories"?!?



  8. 8

    The only abuse this dumb bitch experiences is being overserved in restaurants. She's a big fat stupid cow, who should get a gastric bypass and learn to keep her mouth shut ha ha. She's such a pathetic idiot.



  9. 9

    Oh, PLEASE.

    Remember when she kinda went crazy for a awhile? She totally spilled the beans about the abuse back then! Wasn't that like, 10 years ago?

    So in conclusion: When your album sucks, flash some vadge, have a baby or claim abuse. You'll be back in the limelieght in no time.



  10. 10

    There's so many haters in here.



  11. 11

    i see back fat



  12. 12

    REALLY MARIAH!, REALLY? YOU'RE GOING TO BAD MOUTH THE MAN THAT NOT ONLY FOUND YOU, GOT YOU OUT OF THE GUTTER, GAVE YOU A CAREER, GAVE YOU TONS OF MONEY, MADE YOU FAMOUS AND KEPT YOU FOR YEARS FROM BECOMING THE MESS YOU ARE NOW. REAL CLASSY CHICK, ALBUM FAILS AND SHE HAS TO FABRICATE SHIT ABOUT A MAN SHE WAS WITH OVER 13 YEARS AGO? WHAT'S NEXT THE TELL ALL ON JETER OR LUIS MIGUEL? SOMEONE SHOULD TELL THIS CHICK THAT PART OF BEING A DIVA IS BEING A LADY, HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD MADONNA, CHER, STRAISAND OR TWAIN TALKING HORRIBLE & POSSIBLE CRIMINAL ACCUSATIONS ABOUT THEIR EX-HUSBANDS? IS FUNNY THAT DURING MARIAH'S DIVORCE NOT A WORD WAS SAID ABOUT ANY KIND OF ABUSE. REAL CLASSY MRS. CANNON, REAL CLASSY. HAVE ANOTHER DRINK!



  13. 13

    She is the weirdest looking interracial person.



  14. 14

    being abused is the in thing for female celebreties these days. shes so trite.



  15. 15

    Nice back fat. She is going to be such a heifer one of these days!



  16. 16

    She will say anything to get attention since her albums is a FLOP!



  17. 17

    There's a tiny set of titties on her back.



  18. 18

    Not a huge fan of Mariah, BUT nobody deserves to feel like shit because of an asshole. Glad to see her happy

  19. clo27 says – reply to this


    19

    ok, it's quite obvious that mariah has put on some pounds, but the gastric bypass surgery comment is just obnoxious. she's not that fat. she's thick, but remember she's like 5'9"! she does need to stop dressing like a tranny tho.



  20. 20

    I think maybe she should dress a little differently. There are things about the ageing process that no amount of diet & excercise can remedy, and should not be seen outside immediate family & close friends. And as for having a baby, she'd better get on with it, or get stuck using someone else's eggs.

    I wish I had some of her money. According to her definition, I was sort of abused once myself as a child. I didn't get rich as a result.



  21. 21

    With all that money you would think she would keep her roots dyed…wtf?



  22. 22

    LOL, JUST WATCHED THIS MESS ON LARRY KING, I MUST SAY HER PERSONALITY IS AS REAL AS HER HAIR, TITS & TAN. AND NO SHE'S NOT PREGNANT THEY KEPT SHOWING CLIPS AND SHE'S BEEN FAT FOR OVER A DECADE, SHE JUST HAS A REALLY GOOD AIR BRUSHING TEAM FOR HER ALBUM COVERS!! JACKIE BEAT WAS TOTALLY RIGHT!!!



  23. 23

    Re: BottomAceNJ
    Well, you know…Ike Turner took Tina out of the gutter, gave her a career, and made her famous. According to your brilliant, all capped logic, shouldn't she just have shut up about the abuse and been grateful? Is she not classy as well for having a book and movie out about it? FYI, Madonna wrote a song called "Til Death Do Us Part", which is allegedly about the abuse she received from Sean Penn (which her brother corroborated in his book). Cher trashed Sonny for years in interviews until he died; now she only has good things to say about him. And Mariah has mentioned this abuse in interviews and wrote songs about it several times over the last 10 or so years. I'm surprised, with your all-consuming hatred of her, that you overlooked that.



  24. 24

    I don't believe everyone has been emotionally abused, or that it should be taken lightly. Emotional abuse is different than dating your run of the mill jerk. I dated a guy that was emotionally abusive, and I've dated just standard jerks. Apples and oranges. I don't think she made that big of a deal of it, either, and I think it's been known for a long time that she had a bad relationship with Tommy Mottola. He's a lot older than her, and was definitely in a position of power to control her. As for her and Nick…they are cheesy, but they seem really happy, and that is great. I don't get why people are always wishing for couples to fail.



  25. 25

    Whatever..nice ( . ) ( . ) though!!



  26. 26

    Why does everyone hate Mariah? I adore her & this makes me like her more.



  27. 27

    Actually this is true. I knew someone in the industry back then who said TM treated her terribly. Almost kept her like a prisoner.



  28. 28

    ewww…she has a tiny little butt on her back. gross. how does she poo her manish poo's out of it? she looks like she smells like farts and bologna sandwiches. and nick cannon looks like he's leave a stain on the furniture. how nasty for us that they even live.



  29. 29

    CLEAR UP THE RUMORS? You're the idiot who started the pregnancy rumors!



  30. 30

    Old news :P



  31. 31

    its no secret she was emotionall/mentally abused while with mottola…just listen to her song "Side Effects"
    Re: BottomAceNJ – go get hit by a bus..honestly…it doesnt matter if the man made her career or not. it doesnt give him a free ticket to abuse her in any way.



  32. 32

    Hm, she sounds like a pretty normal person. How bout that.



  33. 33

    –if I were just allowed to be young and with a young boyfriend who's also a star and you know, you're working and you're both — I don't know what goes on. You know what I mean?–
    -
    -
    -Actually, no - since you are completely inarticulate, I have no idea what you are babbling about, you idiot.



  34. 34

    Ugh she is so fake. Cant stand her.



  35. 35

    LOL - Back Crack



  36. 36

    DOWNLOAD MC'S NEW SINGLE THAT JUST IMPACTED RADIO : "H.A.T.E.U."…. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING !!!



  37. 37

    Mario and being happy in a marriage is all that matters. She went through hell with Tony! Let her have her happiness! Enjoy Mimi!



  38. 38

    glad she's happy, and dumbfucks she's on a tell-all interview, of course she'll tell smething about the 'past'. and does anyone of you knows promotional tactics? well thats one of them..

    and wait-wut? i think some of her dresses really arent her 'age' but you might wanna consider a 40 than a 50 yr old grandma madonna who wears panty and long stockings..

  39. LCFB says – reply to this


    39

    so that means she is just getting fat, lol.

  40. LCFB says – reply to this


    40

    my ex used to day i emotinally abused him. i told him he was weak, a crybaby, always trying to play victim, and an idiot. so maybe he had a point. i just think some people personalities down work.



  41. 41

    Poor Mariah :(



  42. 42

    While it is widely reported that she has an alcohol problem it was in poor pr move to reference drinking scotch in an interview. So she is just fat then instead of pregnant! She always harps on the past like it is still the early 90s and people actually cared about her music and what she had to say.



  43. 43

    Of course she's going to talk about abuse & her past. She's promoting a movie about a character who's been abused. Do you really think she just came on and just spontaneously started talking about, "oh, by the way, I was in an emotionally abusive relationship?" Larry King doesn't give a shit about Billboard charts, her latest perfume, or any of that Hollywood superficial crap that celebrities talk about when they have a CD out.



  44. 44

    what she needs to do is have hot dresses for skinny times and a specially crafted hot dress for heavier times



  45. 45

    Re: xoxo_anonymous – LOL IS FUNNY YOU THINK SHE DIDN'T KNOW SHE WAS SELLING HER SOUL & BODY FOR A RECORD CONTRACT, AND AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, A 25MIL DOLLAR MANSION IN LONG ISLAND AND A BIG DIVORCE SETTLEMENT SHE GOT FROM MOTTOLA SHE'S STILL CLAIMING ABUSE? GO CRY ME A FUCKING RIVER, SHE MARRIED THE MAN FOR MONEY & THE PERKS OF BEING MARRIED TO THE PRESIDENT OF A RECORD LABEL. IS FUNNY HOW EVERYONE IS QUICK TO SAY THAT WHITNEY GOT A RECORD CAUSE OF HER FAMILY OR HOW MADONNA SLEPT HER WAY TO THE TOP, WHEN IN ALL ACTUALITY THE ONE THAT GOT THE RECORD DEAL FROM HER HUSBAND AND FUCKING WAS MARIAH! I REALLY HOPE TOMMY MOTTOLA SEND HIS LEGAL TEAM AFTER HER! AND IF ANYONE GETS RUN OVER IS PROBABLY FROM MARIAH'S DRUNK-DRIVING ASS!!



  46. 46

    Re: Sam :) – -

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    the reason everybody hates Mariah because she is a complete phony who is so callow she doesn't bat an eye at the thought whoring out some "abuse" as a way to get free publicity
    -
    oh yes, can't forget that screechy caterwauling she calls singing, who doesn't hate that
    -



  47. 47

    u were abused too mario

    A HUGE BLACK D##K IN UR ARSE FROM THE AGE OF 7



  48. 48

    again fuktards… ASIDE HER PERSONAL LIFE………………….

    HER MUSICAL TALENT IS UNDENIABLE HER VOCAL RANGE IS UNIQUE AND NO NEW ARTIST COMES CLOSE TO THAT PERIOD
    AND SHES BEEN IN THE BIZ FOR A VERY LONG TIME



  49. 49

    The reason why people bring up past abusive relationships is because it's their way of dealing with it–it's therapeutic for them and for others who have been in that kind of situation. For all of you acting like you have some special insight into her private life or how she got her record contract–you don't know shit! Rihanna will be doing GMA and 20/20 this week, talking about her abuse as well.



  50. 50

    Blah Blah Blah.

    That's the in-thing now. Because she has a movie to promote. She wasn't abused. Tony Mottola gave her everything she wanted. She was bored, she wanted to hang out with Puff Daddy and Mase.



  51. 51

    Re: BottomAceNJ

    Mariah was already about to close a deal with Warner Records one day before Tommy tracked her down, after he had heard her demo tape given to him by Brenda K Starr, and pressed her to sign with Columbia.
    So you can StFU now.
    Do your research before you open your gutter of a mouth dumb, fat girl.

    OWNED. NEXT



  52. 52

    I think she means "she couldn't leave the house because she couldn't fit through the front door"!



  53. 53

    got to admit she is a class act



  54. 54

    girl needs to take care of those dark roots in that picture - she's far too rich to walk around looking like that.



  55. 55

    Boo hoo, and you don't mean to tell me that MiMoooo didn't also emotionally abuse her first husband, as diva-istic as she is? Poor man is probably off women for life after living with her. Whatever, MiMooooo, whatever.

  56. Moron says – reply to this


    56

    Re: Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD rescinded – Wow,you couldn't be more vile you tried to. You sound like you need to take a serious look at yourself in the mirror and make that very necessary change.

  57. Moron says – reply to this


    57

    Tommy Motolla tried to destroy MJ's career. He certainly doesn't seem like someone anybody would like to have as a friend,much less a husband.

    Re: jeanmarie – The short answer to your question is NO.



  58. 58

    Dont get me wrong, abuse of any kind is totally unacceptable. What I dont understand is why do celebs and others have to spill their gutts to the whole known universe?

  59. Laura says – reply to this


    59

    No, it was than too, everyone knew how abusive and controlling Tommy Mottola was when they were at sony. She was the most famous singer in the world but tommy had her on a short leash. Glad she got out of that.



  60. 60

    QUEEN OF FLOPS , ALL THE WORLD HATE YOU , GODZILAH , TRANSEXUAL , PROSTITUTE CAREY ,



  61. 61

    PROSTITUTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE



  62. 62

    QUEEN OF FLOPSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS