Mariah Carey has revealed a shocking incident involving her 9-year-old son Moroccan.
During the after-show portion of “Watch What Happens Live” on Thursday, the “Always Be My Baby” singer said her son was recently bullied by a white supremacist.
“Rocky just got bullied the other day by a white supremacist person that he thought was his friend,” the musician told host Andy Cohen. “It's, like, insane. This is the world we live in.”
Carey, whose father is Black and whose mother is white, also discussed her new memoir, “The Meaning of Mariah Carey,” in which she opens up about her early experiences with racism.
“It’s been a struggle for me since I was aware that there was such a thing as race,” she told Cohen. “And the only reason I was aware so early on is because it became a subject of humiliation for me as a child.”
In her sit-down, the vocalist recalled a traumatic incident from grade school when she drew a picture of her family as part of an assignment.
“I drew a picture of my family because that was the assignment and, you know, basically got traumatized by the student teachers who thought I used the wrong crayon because I drew my father with a brown crayon,” she explained. “You know, just different experiences as a child.”
Carey also mentioned an incident when she invited a friend to her dad’s house, and the parents of the friend were not aware that her father was Black.
“I brought my friend Becky to my dad’s house with me and the parents didn’t know I was Black. They didn’t know she was going to go to a Black man’s house; they only met my mother. And the girl burst into tears because she was so freaked out,” she recounted.
“To see that happen, it just changes your perspective on things and it twists it. I really feel like it’s been a lifelong battle.”
Though she had been working on her book for three years, she is grateful that it was released during this “timely” period.
“It’s going to help people that are struggling with figuring it out, even with my own kids,” she explained.
In her memoir, written with Michaela Angela Davis, Carey also revealed that she and ex-fiancé James Packer did not have “a physical relationship.”
She also regrets that her divorce from ex-husband Nick Cannon, the father of Moroccan and twin sister Monroe, was so tumultuous.
″Honestly, I think Nick and I could have worked it out between the two of us, but egos and emotions got inflamed (which can translate into many billable lawyer hours, and ultimately it did),″ she wrote in the book.
″It was tough. We both wanted to make sure everything was cool for our family. We will always be family, and we make it work.″