Mariah Carey shares her son was bullied by a 'white supremacist’

'It's like, insane. So, this is the world we live in'

October 9, 2020

With the release of her new memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey, the superstar has opened up about some heavy issues that she’s faced in her own life. The artist details racism she experienced as a child and reveals that her own children have faced bigotry.

During an interview with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live the GRAMMY winner discusses an experience that her 9-year-old son, Moroccan faced. Carey explains, "Rocky just got bullied the other day by a white supremacist person that he thought was his friend.” She adds, "It's like, insane. So, this is the world we live in.”

Mariah is utilizing chapters from her memoir to guide her kids and allow them to understand her interactions with bigotry. "I'm reading chapters to them that are helping to illustrate my encounters with racism, and how they can then have a greater understanding, and ultimately a greater reservoir with which to deal with the situation itself," shares the “One Sweet Day” singer

The singer's book sheds light on a formative experience from her childhood and tells us that racism has “been a struggle for me since I was aware that there was such a thing as race.”

Carey talks about an experience when she was young, where a group of girls, who she thought were friends, traumatically bullied her. Mimi shared this passage of the book with her daughter, Monroe. The iconic superstar explains that her daughter responded to the passage incredibly empathetically. "I let her hear that. And it was really sweet, she goes, 'Mommy, those girls, they feel so bad now. I bet they wish they could be your friend.’"

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