Posted by Bossip Staff
In a new interview with Interview Magazine, Mariah Carey discusses how she got started, from hanging out with Lenny Kravitz to being held prisoner by her producer, record exec husband Tommy Mottola. About living at Tommy’s crib, she says:
It was like my second childhood there. We were all at the kids’ table. And if we laughed too hard at something, it was a problem…..This conversation that we’re having now would never have taken place
People think I just started experimenting with hip-hop and working with rappers when I worked on Butterfly album  and that I just started working with whoever they saw me hanging out with, be it Q-Tip or Puffy or whoever, but they don’t realize that I’ve been a fan of hip-hop and using hip-hop loops forever – I had to sneak it when I was married and when I was in that system. The masses were not up on hip-hop, but ever since I can remember I was into rap – like the Sugarhill Gang is one of the first records I ever bought, and then like Grandmaster Flash. I grew up with hip-hop.
The things industry folks do and the people they hook up with in the name of love. Tommy Mottola doesn’t sound like he worked for Sony, sounds like that nicca was reppin’ the Taliban. She wanted to be famous and payed the price. Listen-up Kelly Rowland.