While appearing on “Watch What Happens Live” on Thursday, Mariah Carey revealed that her 9-year-old son Moroccan has already experienced racism. Mariah, the five-time Grammy winner, detailed the childhood suffering she faced as a biracial person, which is regrettably still exists.
While discussing how prejudice impacted her own childhood the pop queen brought up a recent incident involving her son. Mariah shared:
“Rocky just got bullied the other day by a white supremacist person that he thought was his friend. It is, like, insane. So, this is the world we live in.”
Moroccan, whose nickname is Rocky, and his twin sister, Monroe, are Carey’s children with her second husband, Nick Cannon. The two finalized their divorce back in 2016.
The 50 years old “Emotions” Singer also told host Andy Cohen that she has been reading excerpts from her recently released memoir, “The Meaning of Mariah Carey,” to her children in order to help and guide them, she explained:
“I’m reading chapters to them that are helping to illustrate my encounters with racism, and how they can then have a greater understanding, and ultimately a greater reservoir with which to deal with the situation itself.”
One incident which was really painful that Mariah read to her daughter included a group of girls Carey believed were her friends who ended up bullying her. Mariah said:
“I let her hear that. And it was really sweet, she goes, ‘Mommy, those girls, they feel so bad now. I bet they wish they could be your friend.”
Mariah’s experiences with racism
Talking about her memoir she also recalled all the times that she faced racism, growing up in a mixed-race family, as a child. The Glitter actress revealed:
“The only reason I was aware so early on is because it became a subject of humiliation for me as a child. In the book, in the chapter Coloring Outside the Lines, when I drew a picture of my family… and basically got traumatized by the student teachers who thought I had used the wrong crayon because I drew my father with a brown crayon.”
She also shared her own experience with a racist friend as a child and said:
“I brought my friend Becky to my dad’s house with me, and her parents did not know I was Black. They did not know she was going to go to a Black man’s house; they had only met my mother. The girl burst into tears because she was so freaked out.”