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Saturday, March 22, 2008
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Mariah Carey covers the family-friendly mag Parade where she gets a little personal about her past and talks about her upcoming release.

Here are a few snippets from the interview:

On being a "diva":

“I grew up hearing it, because my mother is an opera singer,” Carey tells me. “The actual definition is ‘a talented female singer.’ Definition two is ‘a difficult woman who is successful,’ I believe. So I take it as a compliment.”

On feeling like a prisoner in her failed marriage to Tommy Mottola:
“That part of my life always remains with me, because it was so intense,” Carey admits. “But part of that is my fault, for allowing that relationship to kind of linger—or, dare I say, fester—for so long. I grew up with such dysfunction that I assumed I didn’t have a right to a happy personal life.”

Read more here.