Nothing can hold Mariah Carey down!
One of the best-selling female artists of all time is currently enjoying even more success with her residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
But in a new interview she doesn't shy away from discussing the darker sides of fame.
In fact, there have been times when she's felt incredibly lonely despite her popularity:
"Stardom is a magical yet freakish situation at times. It's a cliché but very true that at times you feel so alone even when you're surrounded by so many people. Trust is not very easy for me at all. I want to be a trusting person but I've been bruised so many times – not to sound woe-is-me about my life. I'm thankful for my fans who make up for the lack of closeness I feel to most people who start out as friends and ultimately take advantage of me. I'm a very loyal person and it takes a lot for me to actually un-friend someone. I'm actually very loyal, to my detriment. Yeah, the past few years have had their ups and downs."
It's true that all the money in the world can't buy genuine loyalty.