Ricardo F. Lo of the Philippine Star caught up with Mariah Carey for a Q&A before her Manilla gig on November 16th. Asked if stardom changed the simple girl in her, Mariah responded, “I still look at myself as the same girl I was before I joined showbiz. I still remember being a little kid and saying to myself, ‘Don’t ever forget what it feels like to be a kid.’ You see, adults misunderstand kids so much sometimes and they forget what’s it like to be a kid. I also remember when I was struggling and I had only one pair of shoes.”
Later, asked to describe herself in three words, Mariah responded, “Workaholic. Insecure. Optimistic.”
Carey also discussed why she named her album ‘E=MC2’, described what her track ‘Emancipated’ was about, loving to interact with her fans, music being a form of therapy, this being a happy time for her and what her childhood in New York was like.