Today’s is Mariah Carey’s birthday and it’s got me feeling emotions, specifically gratitude for all the wisdom about life and love that she has imparted through her music over the course of her career. So in honor of Mimi’s big day, I present to you 21 of those bits of wisdom, accompanied by GIFs of Mariah at her most divalicious. Keep reading »
“How can you hate Beyoncé? She’s changing the world. She stands for people of colour and women everywhere succeeding in a stifling patriarchy without compromising her morals. And she makes challenging, interesting art. She’s always positive. She is everything good. And the fact that she is hugely successful is not a shitty thing. It’s an important and amazing thing and she clearly works hard for it.
And yet I know very few adult males who consider themselves serious ‘music guys’ who don’t laugh when I say I like Mariah Carey. Why? Because she’s beautiful and people like her. Therefore she must be selling sex, right? So obviously her music is terrible, right? Ugh. The first time I heard Mariah Carey it shattered the fabric of my existence and I started Grimes.”
– Awesome electro-pop musician Grimes, expressing her solidarity with and appreciation for other female artists. I love this sentiment, because people who travel in hipster and indie music circles often write off artists that have had mainstream success. [Pitchfork]
Not familiar with Grimes? Check out her video for “Oblivion” after the jump. It involves dudes in a locker room. You’ll love it.
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This post was reprinted with permission from BlackBookMag.com.
The New York Post got its hands on the new memoir by music honcho Tommy Mottola and the paper’s most depressing article today is a long piece detailing all the ways Mottola outlined his abuse of ex-wife and ex-employee, Mariah Carey. Mottola first came into contact with then-18-year-old singer through a mix tape. He might have fallen in love with — and set his sights on making money from — her voice, but he very quickly turned their relationship into a sexually exploitative, controlling and emotionally abusive one. Keep reading »
When Mariah Carey had technical issues at her New Year’s Eve concert in Australia, she dealt by making up her own song on the spot. Her improvised number wasn’t half-bad. She sang about her dress and her shoes and the faulty sound system and how she needs an alcoholic beverage right away. I think she might have a future in stand up comedy. [Zap2It]
Generally, Mariah Carey can pull off anything she wants, because she’s Mariah Carey. A bikini top missing its bottom half? Sure. A mini-skirt stretched within an inch of its life? Okay. Anything and everything covered in spandex and sparkles? Well, alright, I mean, she has had about five million number one hits. If she wants sparkles, fine. But this tickety-tackety ensemble, replete with bizarrely exaggerated ’80s cinch belt and “Vision of Love”-era hairstyle? I won’t even mention the terrible table cloth-esque checked dress she’s wearing. Mimi. No. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Yesterday on Howard Stern, Nick Cannon admitted that he and Mariah “absolutely” make love to her music and that he masturbates to it when she’s not there. But wait! There’s more TMI. His favorite spank song is “Hero.” That song will never sound the same again. Let’s all spend an uncomfortable moment listening to it together and imagining the worst after the jump. I don’t know whether I think this is sweet or gross. [TMZ] Keep reading »