Mariah Carey is still struggling to find the words to aptly express her sentiments on Whitney
Houston's death. "I'm almost incapable to talking about this still, I think we all are," she
told Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America" Tuesday. "It's very heavy emotionally."
The diva, 41, explained that their careers, which both found meteoric rises in the '90s, may
have been neck-and-neck, but the pair's friendship was something that went beyond the music
charts. "I don't think people could ever really understand our relationship," she said. "There
was always this supposed rivalry in the beginning and then we did the duet and became friends.
I saw her towards the end. I loved her. We all loved her and we were all inspired by her."
Carey and Houston famously recorded the hit "When You Believe" together in 1998. The singer
joined a number of other A-list celebrities - including Oprah Winfrey, Kevin Costner and
Alicia Keys - last week for Houston's funeral services in New Jersey. "It was such a class
act the way she went out and the way her family dealt with it," she said of the "home-going"
services. "It was beautiful."
Carey also addressed the health crisis that has been surrounding her own immediate family,
with husband Nick Cannon's series of recent hospitalizations. In early January, Cannon, 31,
was treated for kidney failure while the couple was spending family time with their 9-month-old
twins in Aspen, Colo. He was recently back in the hospital again for two blood clots found in
his lungs and an enlarged verticle on the right side of his heart.
"We didn't know how big a deal it was at that moment," she said of Cannon's health scare. "It
was a gradual thing. We ended up in a couple hospitals this year already." But Carey has no
doubts that Cannon will bounce back just fine. "The thing is, he's a young healthy person,"
she said. "It's about changing the lifestyle and just an awareness of what can really happen
to you no matter how young or in great shape you are. I think, like he always does, he's going
to turn something that happened into a positive thing."
(New York Daily News)
Wednesday 22 February 2012
Mimi L (55,653)
by Licia from USA
You've said a mouthful and I couldn't agree more. I'm all for her taking whatever time she needs to get stuff ready. Her and LA Reid need to just give us a 3 disc compilation of unreleased tracks to keep the fans quiet until she's really prepared to release new material. No re-releasing albums that already make money every year. (Tuesday 4 August 2015; 1:09)
Dear Mariah (55,651)
by Mimi L. from
I've said this before but I'll just say this again in the hopes that if Mariah's team reads this board, they will take this into consideration. Please don't jump into another era until you are sure that you can give it your all and by "your all" I don't mean that just the writing and singing but what comes before and after the making of the album t... read more (Tuesday 4 August 2015; 0:17)
by Giovanni from USA
I agree. It's like she doesn't care about her looks anymore. And I think her main problem is her fashion. Some of the things she wears doesn't flatter her or her body at all. In 2005 Mariah was slightly thicker, but she looked great. Her image and ensembles were on point. (Tuesday 4 August 2015; 0:14)
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