Mariah Carey Says Her Son Was Victim Of Racist Bully
Mariah Carey revealed this week that her 9-year-old son Moroccan, with ex-husband Nick Cannon, has already experienced racism.
“Rocky just got bullied the other day by a white supremacist person that he thought was his friend,” the pop superstar said during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. “It’s, like, insane. So this is the world we live in.”
Carey, whose father was Black, admitted she had “a lifelong battle” with racism.
“It’s been a struggle for me since I was aware that there was such a thing as race. The only reason I was aware so early on was because it became a subject of humiliation for me as a child,” she explained.
Carey wrote about her experiences with racism in her new memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey and has been reading chapters to her children so “they can then have a greater understanding, and ultimately a greater reservoir with which to deal with the situation itself, ‘cuz it’s hard.”
The 50-year-old singer shared daughter Monroe’s reaction to hearing Carey write about being bullied by other girls when she was younger.
“It was really sweet, she goes, ‘Mommy, those girls, they feel so bad now. I bet they wish they could be your friend.’ It was so insightful for a 9-year-old to be able to say that,” Carey recalled.
Asked by Cohen if she knows what happened to the girls who tormented her, Carey have a perfectly diva response.
“Do I know where they are? No,” she said. “Do I care? No.”
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