Date: 10th August 2001
MARIAH CAREY's troubled mental state was evident before her breakdown - when she told a magazine her most amazing moments were "miserable".
The glitter (2001) star looked gorgeous when she posed in underwear and a jacket for the September (01) issue of American magazine ALLURE, but her interview hints at the collapse that was to follow. Looking at a photo of herself at the 1996 GRAMMYS, she says,
"This is called 'a miserable girl in a white dress who is living the life of a person stuck in a place called Sing Sing with a bunch of psychos. This was the height of my unhappiness. "
Confronting a picture of her wedding day to SONY MUSIC chief TOMMY MOTTOLA, she says, "I don't know what to say. Very surreal. " She adds, "Even though everyone wants to think that I was a princess who was kept in a nice cage and who didn't pay for anything, the truth of the matter is that those people almost made me go bankrupt. "
The insomniac songbird also insults chart rival JENNIFER LOPEZ for saying she needs eight hours of beauty sleep. "Oooh, that just p**sed me off," says Carey. "Right now I've just signed this big deal that everybody's watching. I don't have time to relax. Eight hours, that's like a joke! I wish I could for my voice. Not for my pores!" (NFA/WNWDN/KMW)