Music icon Mariah Carey has revealed she’s writing a new book, an autobiography about her personal life and professional career.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the memoir will be full of information dating back to her humble beginnings.
“Born to a black father and white mother, [I] lived in basically very humble beginnings [and] came out of it,” she told the publication of her life. “[I’ve had] ups and downs, and this and that. And public humiliation and going through the wringer.”
“But then you have an Emancipation of Mimi moment,” she continued, “You have to relish that moment, be around real people that care about you and just shake off the other nonsense.”
Carey said she’s been working on her introspective memoir over the last year, after she opened up about her struggle with bipolar disorder with PEOPLE in 2018, according to the publication.
“I had a whole supposed breakdown, alleged. All of this to be revealed in the book, by the way, which I’m obsessed with writing right now. It’s so cathartic,” she told Variety. “It was an emotional and physical breakdown, but it wasn’t a nervous breakdown, because you don’t recover from that really. And even my therapist was like, ‘You didn’t have a breakdown; you had a diva fit, and people couldn’t handle it.’ And that is something we should explore, because if a woman gets too emotional or too loud or too abrasive or too real, suddenly it’s like, ‘What’s wrong with her? She’s crazy.’”
She also hinted at the book earlier this year during an appearance on Bravo networks’ “Watch What Happens Live,” as she explained to Andy Cohen her initial feelings about performing with the late Aretha Franklin at the 1998 production of VH1 Divas Live. “I don’t want to tell the whole story, because I’m working on my memoirs,” she said.
Carey told Variety she anticipates her memoir will be released sometime in 2020, “but not early 2020,” she stressed to the publication.
As of yet, the title and release date have not been set.