Mariah Carey celebrates women who made impact in ‘misogynistic’ corporate entertainment industry

Mariah Carey attended Variety’s Power of Women luncheon and spoke to the work of her charity, Camp Mariah, which was being honored for its 25 years of service.

“I started this camp 25 years ago and if you don’t see what an accomplishment that is for a 2-year old child,” the iconic singer joked in regards to her age.

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“I was 18 years old when I got my first record deal,” Carey said. “A lot of very powerful men controlled my career – what I wore, who I worked with, and every aspect of my overall image. Believe me, that can be very intimidating and confining to a young girl just getting started, trying to express herself artistically. It took a lot of hard work, inner strength and believing in myself, but slowly I gained the courage to emerge from that stifling control by a group of men.”

Carey states the experience assisted her in motherhood, specifically understanding what will impact her daughter’s life. October 2019

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