Mariah Carey is on the cover of the new issue of Maxim magazine where she talks about her nickname Mary Poppins, gained because of her lifestyle that she insists matches the prim and proper nanny. “I know I have this image that’s sexy. Bit I’m basically like Mary Poppins. That’s my nickname! I’m prudish. It’s like playing dress-up,” Carey explained. “When you go through difficult stuff as a kid sometimes your childhood stays with you. I’ve hung on to that. There was a period when I was in a relationship that was confining, where I had to wear turtlenecks and long pants, and that wasn’t me. So when I broke out of that – around the time of the ‘Honey’ video, where I jump put of the water like a secret agent – everybody was shocked. But that was the real me coming out.”
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