Mariah Carey has claimed her sister tried to “sell her out to a pimp” when she was just 12 years old.
The ‘Fantasy’ singer has detailed in her upcoming memoir how her older sibling Allison “drugged” her with tranquilizers and offered her cocaine before “inflicting” injury on her and attempting to turn her to prostitution.
Appearing on ‘The Oprah Conversation’, host Oprah Winfrey read out an extract from the book, ‘The Meaning of Mariah Carey’, which said: “When I was 12 years old, my sister drugged me with Valium, offered me a pinky nail full of cocaine, inflicted me with third degree burns and tried to sell me out to a pimp.”
Mariah claimed 57-year-old Allison or her 60-year-old brother Morgan – who she refers to as ex-sister and ex-brother- had “sold lies” about her and spent decades “attacking” her.
And she alleged her brother was “extremely violent” while her sister was “troubled and traumatised”.
The ‘Hero’ hitmaker believes her siblings felt she had an “easier” life than they did because she only lived with their mother growing up.
She said: “We don’t even really know each other … we didn’t grow up together, but we did. Like, they were on their journeys, by the time I got into the world, they had already been damaged, in my opinion. But again, I wasn’t there. I was dropped into this world and I literally felt like an outsider amongst my own family.
“They just grew up with the experience of living with a Black father and a white mother together as a family and I was for the most part living with my mother, which they saw as easier, but in reality it was not. They have always thought that my life was easy.”
Carey also revealed that her relationship with her mother is “really difficult”.
The ‘Bye Bye’ hitmaker claimed her upbringing with her mom – who she calls by her first name, Patricia, was rife with “neglect on several levels” and as a result, she’s always done her best to make the lives of her nine-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, “amazing”.
Mariah who has her kids with ex-husband Nick Cannon – said: “I think it’s really a tough job to be a mother … so I literally try to make my kids’ lives amazing.
The 50-year-old singer recalled how her she found herself in the back of a police car on the way to a mental health facility following a confrontation with her mother after she had sought solace with her while feeling physically and emotionally exhausted in 2001.
Mariah’s parents split when she was three and she admitted she never felt close to her father because he “felt like an outsider” in their family, but she didn’t hold a grudge towards him as a result.