Legendary singer Mariah Carey made a return to MTV’s TRL to discuss her new album “Caution”, as well as, her friendships with the late Whitney Houston and ODB and the #JusticeforGlitter campaign. And guess what else? Carey has also revealed that she is writing a book!
Carey chatted with TRL host Sway Calloway just a few hours after she dropped “Caution” which marks the songstress’s fifteenth studio album! Below are just a few highlights from her appearance!
On Caution, working with Skrillex & making music for outsiders
Mariah is still reinventing herself, but she’s proud to point out that she’s the same, hard-working woman she’s always been at heart. That’s the spirit of “8th Grade,” track eight on Caution, which Mariah says stems from the fact that the song’s message reminds her of the poetry-writing girl she was in middle school.
Reminisces on her ‘Fantasy’ (Remix) w/ ODB & her biggest TRL moments
Mariah and Sway took a moment to look back at the singer’s close friendship with Ol’ Dirty Bastard and what it was like to lose him fourteen years ago this month. That’s an experience, Mariah says, that she’ll need to write about in the book she revealed she’s working on now.
On her friendship with Whitney Houston & their hilarious 1998 VMA moment
Looking back over more of her legendary career, Mariah was beaming as she explained the drama over her VMA gag with Whitney Houston in 1998. Planning to appear together on stage in the same dress, Mariah recalled the circumstances that led to a police escort that night — for the dress.
Thanks the Lambily for their #JusticeForGlitter takeover
Before she had a chance to address her latest album, Mariah had to give some love to the #JusticeForGlitter campaign, which brought her 2001 soundtrack to the top of the iTunes charts just a day before Caution’s release. “That was the last thing I expected coming back to TRL today,” the queen told host Sway Calloway, in a truly full-circle moment.
TRL airs on weekdays at 8:00am ET.