Mariah Carey: For the most part, people let you down with few exceptions

Mariah Carey continues her quest for world domination. She’s already claimed the music world, staked a claim in the booze world and is battling for her title as ruler of the Christmas world. Now she’s marching her perfectly manicured toes into the jewelry world. Mariah has collaborated on the Happy Butterfly collection with Chopard, just in time for the 25th anniversary of her Butterfly album. I’m not a butterfly jewelry person (hearts either, truth be told) but the designs are nice. The Divine Mariah C gave People an interview to discuss this latest endeavor. Of course, her schedule is tight with all her pokers in so many fires, so she gave it from her bathtub. I stan. People asked her about Butterfly the album, butterfly the significance, her new documentary that has butterfly in the name and about how she wears her jewelry. Then they threw in an antiquated, cliched question about diamonds being a girl’s best friend *yawn*. But in her answer, Mariah dropped a truth bomb that had me high-fiving my computer screen. She said (using my words here) it’s best to put your faith in something else because people will almost always let you down.

Do butterflies mean the same for her after 25 years: I don’t acknowledge time, so it’s 25 seconds, 25 minutes, whatever we want to call it. Seriously, after going through what I had to go through to even create the Butterfly album and to break free from that shell….it’s part of my 25 years and that’s kind of unbelievable. It represents so much to me as just a human being and particularly as a woman.

Her jewelry motto: The more, the better. You can stack the more everyday pieces in this collection. Even my daughter [Monroe, 11] is living for that. She cannot wait to get some of the bracelets. She wants to be a designer one day, so this was really inspirational for her. I think she really felt like her dreams were attainable.

On her new documentary: No more reality [shows]. Actually, I’m working on a documentary called the Butterfly Lounge. It started over the pandemic. I moved to a place for a while just to work with my band and create music and we filmed all of it. All of this is coming together at the exact same time. It just represents freedom and emancipation in so many ways for me.

Are diamonds a girl’s best friend?: I hate to say it, but for the most part, people let you down. So I might have to go with it. With very few exceptions, but for the most part, yeah.

[From People]

“I don’t acknowledge time,” you hear that, people? Time has just been rendered irrelevant by order of the Queen of Christmas (trademark pending). I like Mariah’s response, actually. A symbol that marks an event can encompass the entire journey, pre and post. We shouldn’t put a time limit on the importance of something that caused us to transform our entire lives. That’s why we have anniversaries, to remind ourselves how significant those events were. I also follow Mariah’s jewelry motto. Coco Channel be dammed, I’ll stack and add until I empty my jewelry box if the mood strikes me.

Back to the Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend bit. Mariah’s pieces are chock full of diamonds, which is why the interviewer asked. But Mariah mirroring the song’s cynical lyrics in her answer was unexpected and delicious. Especially for me, right now. Because honestly, I would rather put my trust in my trash bin than another human after the last few weeks. Obviously, I’m safe with those that live within my four walls but like the Ms. Mariah said, it’s a den of vipers out there. So I’ll heed Mariah’s advice and take my besties – the emeralds – to dinner tonight.

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  1. Seraphina says:

    Inside eye Mariah and also give her props at the same time. You go Mariah – interview from your bathtub. And YESSSSSS the more jewelry the better. And unfortunately people do let you down. I’m sure I’ve let down people too. That’s why so many people love their pets so much.
    I will NEVER forget the episode of Cribs??? Where she showed her home and got on the elliptical with stilettos. I just sat there staring. Mariah matches to the beat of a different drummer. And I love her for it.

    • D says:

      She talks about the Cribs episode on the Archetypes podcast and she was fully in on that joke. She was over the top on purpose and she seems to have a good sense of humor and likes being ridiculous because she KNOWS it’s ridiculous. It’s just fun to her. I never liked her or her music (still don’t really care for the music) until I started watching recent interviews. She’s very well spoken, articulate and funny and has a lot of deeper things to say.

  2. Eleonor says:

    Unfortunately I have to agree with her.
    This is why I have a cat.

  3. SJ (they/them) says:

    this is going to sound completely out of left field but the way she just swans in there with “i don’t acknowledge time” — it’s so deeply of a piece with where my head and heart are at right now in my trans journey. I’m at this point with it where the big questions I’m rolling around with are like — okay, this is now, but what was before? Who was that? Did it happen? Was I there? Was I someone else? Was it me-but-not-me? How does that work? It’s so thorny and impossible and then to have this just like — oh, I don’t acknowledge time. Moving on.

    Like, fuck YES. Wonderful. Perfect. Oh, I don’t acknowledge time. Like, that’s an actual answer to a question that I could use. “how do you think about—” “oh, I don’t acknowledge time. Anyway, –”

    And the beautiful irony of being so steeped in questions of what does it mean to be a man or a masculine-of-center person and this that and the other thing and here comes someone so steeped in (a certain vision of) womanhood and femininity which is the whole thing I’m trying to shed or put away or something and she just,,,, has the answer. I don’t acknowledge time, moving on.

    Beautiful. Thank you Mariah!!

  4. SAS says:

    Wait… are we getting a new album PLUS a making-of documentary?!?!?! OMG

  5. PaperclipExtraordinaire says:

    Good old Mimi. Chin up, t*ts out, and taking on the world. Love her. She’ll always be MY Queen of Christmas 🎄.

  6. Turkeylurkey says:

    True about people letting you down. I’m sure I have been guilty of that myself in my life also, but I always think people, they’re overrated 🙂

    I wonder what her thoughts are on Nick and his insatiable quest for children. That has to hurt her kids, they are older so I also wonder about their feelings and how much they know. Does he spend any time with them?

  7. DouchesOfCambridge says:

    Mariah carey in a white shirt and leggings sitting on a cushion? no way! lol They had to put her in that to make her relatable lol

  8. Sigmund says:

    Love her. She’s so unapologetically herself.

  9. Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

    @Hecate, what you wrote about how anniversaries remind us of the events that shaped our lives really hit me hard, thank you ❤️

  10. Fernanda says:

    I love Mariah. Not just as a singer but I also enjoy her interviews. She is such a smart lady and I feel people do not acknowledge that enough.

  11. Paula says:

    All so bitter and lonely.
    I feel very sad for her (and all the commenters agreeing).

    • Isabel says:

      @Paula honestly same? I love my ride or die girls. We have matching tattoos and travel together! It’s important to build our own little communities, we’re all we have 💜 if people let you down, don’t take it personally and don’t project it on to new relationships

  12. NMB says:

    Fantasy was the first CD I ever bought. She is amazing. I love her even if she sometimes is a little ridiculous and a diva. THE. BEST.

  13. Casey says:

    Mariah’s a diva, always has been and I love her for it. Ever watch her on billy on the street? She’s funny.

  14. jferber says:

    Mariah is a lot, but the more she is, the more I love her for it. What absolutely killed me was her getting a stack of cash from her ex-fiance from Australia for the “inconvenience” he caused her. You’d better believe he paid up. Mariah was not fooling. She is next level diva.

  15. DrFt says:

    Enters: Nick Cannon ans his 12 kids…