In the March issue of Playboy magazine, the curvy songstress finally discusses her long-standing feud with Eminem, her near career-ending nervous breakdown and offers her two cents on the latest celebrity phenomenon: wardrobe malfunctions.
Mariah on her breakdown in '01: "What happened was that people made a big deal of when my old publicist pulled the microphone out of my hand because I was venting about Howard Stern. Howard Stern had said a lot of mean stuff about me that morning, as he does about everybody every morning, and I think it really got to me. So I gained five pounds. Itâ€™s not the end of the freakinâ€™ world. But I was exhausted, and I did collapse later. Then everybody blew it out of proportion.â€
Mariah on Eminem's apology: "Something is clearly askew with him, and Iâ€™m not quite sure what it is. I just heard something else he recently said about me. Iâ€™m curious as to why heâ€™s so obsessed with me. I never got an apology letter, by the way; I donâ€™t know what theyâ€™re talking about. Then again, I wasnâ€™t exactly searching my mailbox for it."
Mariah on 'American Idol': "I know everybody thinks Iâ€™m the poster child for American Idol, but I was really shy when I first came out as a performer....Randy Jackson of American Idol has worked with me since my first record. Iâ€™ve known him for so long, and now heâ€™s a huge star. Itâ€™s just weird to me. Weâ€™ll get mobbed walking down the street. You know how the band is introduced at a show? My little joke used to be that he was Michael Jacksonâ€™s brother, and the crowd would believe me and go crazy."
Mariah on wardrobe malfunctions: "Oh please, there have been so many. On this tour there was a really bad malfunction... It was this little top with a hook and eye on the front. It was a nightmare. The top was so tight that night because we girls have moments when the top might be tighter, but I caught it, and thatâ€™s how you know a pro."
Mariah on 'Gliter': "I try to avoid it."