Contributed by Homertime:
MusicMaster: What do you think about some of the new diva singers?
Cher: I heard people talking about Mariah Carey, why [her last record label] let her go, and they said it was because she had a nervous breakdown, that it had a detrimental effect on her career. Is that true?
MusicMaster: I don’t know why they let her go. Are you wondering if having a nervous breakdown can ruin your career?
Cher: No, what I was thinking about was that you can be shooting heroin for 20 years and go to the Betty Ford Clinic and have people pat you on the back. It’s like, if you have the right ailment or if you have the right set of negative circumstances, they love you. People are so selective, you know? I mean, I am just astounded by the world and disappointed a lot of the time. But then I find some little old lady that’s saving crack children, so you know, you can never really give up on society as a whole.
Cher’s right. Finally someone speaks out about this. Mariah goes in for EXHAUSTION and people won’t get off her back about it. Other celebs check into clinics for crack addictions and people love them for it. Look at Matthew Perry. When he got himself clean off of pain killers, people loved him and cheered him on. And AJ McLean from the Backstreet Boys was cheered on when he got himself clean off of alcohol. Mariah takes a little time off to rest and relax and people label her as a psycho.