Mariah Carey says Nick Cannon is just like her mom

How utterly freaky. Mariah Carey just gave an interview in which she compared husband Nick Cannon to her mom. Now to be fair, she said it favorably. But how often does a guy want to hear that? It’s one thing to say your guy is just like your dad. Honestly that still makes me a little uncomfortable in some Freudian way I don’t even want to think about. But comparing him to your mom leaves all the Freudian stuff intact while also passive aggressively insulting the guy’s masculinity.

And considering the things people have said about who wears the pants in the Carey/Cannon household, the last thing Nick needs to hear about is how he’s like a woman.

Mariah Carey is convinced new husband Nick Cannon is her soulmate – because he reminds her of her mother.

The singer explains Cannon can make a bad situation good because he has such an upbeat attitude – just like her own mum.

She says, “When I was a kid there was an ice storm in the suburbs… We went to Manhattan to stay with a friend of my mom’s. There was nobody on the road. It was this moment that could’ve been scary for a kid, but she made it festive.

“That’s what Nick is like. He takes the hard part of a situation and makes it celebratory.”

[From Contact Music]

When I first saw the part about the ice storm, I somehow read it as an ice cream storm. And I was trying to figure out what the hell that was… and how in the world something so fabulous could ever be scary. That’s a cute story though, and a sweet thing to say… just an unfortunately quotable way of putting it. And while I’m sure Mariah had the best intentions – it was obviously meant as a compliment – since everyone seems to agree that Nick is basically her wife, it might be best to keep the mother comparisons to herself from now on.

Photos of Mariah and Nick at Operation Smile’s 5th Annual Event at Skylight Studio in New York on May 15th. Images thanks to WENN.

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  1. Kaiser says:

    Mmmm, ice cream storm. Yum. 🙂

    (Speaking of which – Syko, are you in the path of the hurricane?)

    I would totally break up with a guy if he reminded me of my mom – no offense to my mom, it’s just that I’m already so much like her.

  2. Syko says:

    Yep, sure am. It’s supposed to cross the state, go out over the ocean, pick up a little steam and then smack us, sometime Thursday morning with winds between 39 and 73 mph. Of course these things change minute by minute, so you never know for sure. But if it gives me a day off work, it’s all good.

    It’s raining now, we’re getting the outer bands.

  3. Snowblood says:

    An ice cream storm is quite possibly what the imaginative, fantasy-world inhabitant Mariah experienced, while everyone else was seeing a regular ice storm!

    I don’t feel sorry for Nick. He’ll be fine, and besides, he strikes me as the male version of a modern “gold-digger,” a trophy husband. Not a bad thing per se, but – when you’re gonna be a trophy spouse, you’re gonna have to weather a few ice cream storms and condescending Freudian comparisons here and there. It just comes with the job of being Mariah’s husband!

    Oh, and stay safe, Syko!

  4. Cinderella says:

    Well he married her, so I’d say that’s taking the hard part of a situation and making it celebratory.

  5. daisy424 says:

    Syko, it sounds bad. I heard on the news that they were issuing tornado warnings. Stay safe.

  6. Syko says:

    No problem! I have a new umbrella my boss gave me, a gorgeous wood-handled black one with “Shit! It’s Raining!” printed on it in white. That should save me from any silly hurricane.

  7. Kaiser says:

    My prayers, Syko. But it will probably only be a Cat 1 (at most) when it hits you, right? Probably just wind damage, some flash flooding. Stay safe!

  8. Snowblood says:


    Coolest. Umbrella. EVER!! 😆 😆

  9. Celebitchy says:

    Syko – I heard today was your birthday! 😀 Happy Birthday!!

  10. Kaiser says:

    Happy Birthday, Syko!!!

    Uh-oh. I think “Flo” is coming to town to celebrate.

  11. geronimo says:

    Many happy returns, Syko. Glass raised in North London to you. Happy birthday!

  12. Syko says:

    Thanks for the wishes, guys!

    Snowblood, they ordered the umbrella from a website, It also comes with the same phrase in French, which is actually what I wanted, but the bosses thought English was funnier. They have some majorly cool umbrellas there.

    They also gave me a magnet to stick on the file cabinet in my office – “Overworked and Underfucked”. Truer words were never spoken.

  13. daisy424 says:

    Happy Birthday Baby 😛

  14. Snowblood says:

    Yes, happy birthday, bella! But I thought your birthday was last week? I know there’s a grip of us August Leos here, and you’re One Of Us (remember that old classic film “Freaks,” one of us, one of us…)

  15. Syko says:

    Snowblood, we only began the celebration last week. Today is the big day.

    Kaiser – probably not a hurricane at all. Has to be over 74 mph wind to qualify. It’s a lot of talk before hand and nothing when it actually happens. In 16 years on the coast, we have evacuated once – I lived on an island at the time, and had to go inland and stay in a hotel for three days and it was hideous, I watched “City of Angels” 25 times and saw our pier wash away 87,426 times, and we lived on the muffins the hotel gave away, because all the restaurants closed. Then went home and there was no damage at all and we could easily have stayed home. Now I live on the mainland, about 5 miles inland, and I’m staying in my place. I just hope we don’t lose electricity.

  16. Lola says:

    Seriously Mariah Carey needs to grow up. She reminds me of Michael Jackson. They are fixated at the age of 8. The act becomes old after a while.

    I know we don’t see eye to eye on the Brangelina thread but HAPPY BIRTHDAY Syko. Hope you have fun, or continue to have fun. 😛

  17. Kaiser says:

    @Syko – I was watching CNN’s coverage of the preparations in Key West, and I’m constantly amazed at how non-plussed Floridians are. It’s like your attitude is “If it’s not a Cat 3, I’m not getting out of bed.” Well done, and happy birthday again!

  18. Syko says:

    Thank you, Lola, that’s very gracious of you, considering past squabbles.

    Kaiser, it’s just a big wet windy day. Unless they’re a Cat 3, they really aren’t much of anything. You take precautions, you get some bottled water and candles, and then you just wait for it to go away. We do have some big live oak trees around our place that, I suppose, could fall – but my apartment’s on the bottom floor, so it’ll kill my upstairs neighbor first, something I’ve been meaning to do anyway.

    I’ve lived in the midwestern US where we had constant tornados in summer, on the west coast where the earth moved even when not having sex, and in Florida, where the occasional hurricane pops in. I much prefer the hurricanes.

  19. I choose me says:

    Just wanted to chime in on the Happy Birthdays to Syko and to say that the internet and Celebitchy is a much funner place with you on it. 😀

    Cheers babe! Have a great b-day.

    Lol at the aside about killing your upstairs neighbour. Do you like have a to-kill list?

  20. Snowblood says:

    @ Syko – “some big live oak trees around our place that, I suppose, could fall – but my apartment’s on the bottom floor, so it’ll kill my upstairs neighbor first, something I’ve been meaning to do anyway. ” That cracked me up!

    Well, at least you have advance warning of when your hurricanes come. Out here in California the earthquakes, while kind of rare, come completely without warning. Last month’s earthquake here in L.A. was fun! But then after it was over I was really, really worried about the rest of my city, I was tripping, ’cause it had felt so strong. But nothing fell down, so it was fine. All’s well that ends well. It ended up being only a 5.4, I had guessed 6.1 by the way it felt compared to the ’89 quake up in the north when I lived up there.

    So — What are you doing for your big day, Syko?

  21. Snowblood says:

    @ I Choose Me, you just cracked me RIGHT up with this one, bella! 😆 “Do you like have a to-kill list?” 😆 AWEsome!

  22. Orangejulius says:

    Happy birthday Syko – I’ll do a rain/tree dance for you re: the upstairs neighbors.

  23. //Happy B-Day Syko 😀

    Poor Nick, Poor Usher. They just don’t see it….. Where are the men in their life. Someone needs to sit these guys down.

  24. Maritza says:

    It was a very nice thing she said, meaning he has a way of having a positive outlook on bad situations. That’s definitely good.

  25. Nan says:

    Happy Birthday Syko! We all love ya!

  26. AE says:

    Happy Birthday wishes Syko.

  27. sylena says:

    Just to remind you 😡 , normally a woman says that her husband may remind her of her dad – it is obvious ➡ But! Mariah was raised up without a father and mother took his place in her life – so it is normal in my opinion 😈

  28. Bitter Tonic says:

    Relax. If you’ve got the Y chromosome, no one can take your masculinity away. Doesn’t matter what you do, or others call you. You’re a man.

    So stop worrying about your masculinity – or femininity – for that matter. It runs chromosome deep.