While Mariah Carey takes pride in being acclaimed as a performer, it frustrates her when people don’t recognize her other talents. “So many people, after all of this time, are like, ‘Oh, you write your songs?’ It is so irritating, I’m just like…” She finishes the sentence with a growl. “I mean, I do play into the diva thing because it is fun to dress up, put on a gown, and sing a song,” she tells Rebecca Louie of The New York Daily News. “But if Elton John wanted to dress up, he would still be recognized as the artist he is. When it comes to females, it’s different. Unless you’re sitting behind a guitar or a piano, people don’t look at you as a producer, an artist, a writer.”
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