Mariah Carey Feels More Empowered, Talks Tabloids With NBC

Mariah Carey does feel the pressure when it comes to her music selling and being recognized after over 20 years spent in the music industry. At the same time, the "Thirsty" singer tells NBC that she feels more empowered than ever before.

“I feel much more empowered now than I did back in the day because I feel like I was always insecure as a child," Carey told Matt Lauer during a special that aired on NBC Saturday night.

During the primetime event titled “Mariah Carey: At Home In Concert With Matt Lauer” Carey also addressed rumors about the state of her marriage, with Nick Cannon, while sharing never before seen moments with her children (DemBabies). She also said that she tries very hard to do what's best for her children because they didn't ask for this life. They were born into it.

"I don't read tabloids. Certainly not any more. You read them one day. They're wrapping fish with them the next," said Carey. "You gotta shake it off."

Watch a clip from the special below.

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