In an interview about her new single, “I Don’t,” Mariah Carey opened up about self-empowerment. When asked how she always manages to look so confident, the singer gave a pretty surprising response. “Oh my gosh, I don’t think I feel confident at all, is that how I read? The read is confident? That’s so funny!”
“It’s definitely not intentional, but everyone needs a pick-me-up some days if they aren’t [feeling] all the way together,” Carey continued.
The artist’s new song is about overcoming heartbreak, and she explained that in order to get over a breakup, “you just have to really be able to let go of the anger, and then you focus on yourself and do you, and then look to someone else for whatever you’re looking for.”
However, she also shared that she finds creative projects to be empowering, and would encourage everyone to express themselves — especially nowadays. “No matter how you’re feeling about the world, for me, music or art or self-expression is like a little bit of escapism. So throw yourself into some music and let it empower you to deal with any situation.”
[H/T Refinery 29]