Mariah Carey is opening about her “extremely uncomfortable” 2008 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In an interview with Vulture, the 50-year-old singer recalls how she was pressured to announce that she was pregnant while on the daytime talk show.
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During Carey’s 2008 appearance, rumors were circulating that she was expecting a child. In the clip, which has recently resurfaced on Twitter, DeGeneres challenged Carey to drink champagne as a way to offset the rumors.
“I can’t believe you did this to me, Ellen,” Carey said in the years-old clip. “This is peer pressure. What Ellen is doing, this is peer pressure.”
“Let’s toast to you not being pregnant,” DeGeneres replied, as she poured champagne.
“Oh my goodness. I can’t believe it,” Carey said. “Why would you toast to that?”
In the clip, Carey went on to say it’s “too early” for her to drink before appearing to take a small sip of the champagne.
“You’re pregnant!” DeGeneres exclaimed, which Carey denied.
The singer was pregnant at the time of the clip, but wasn’t ready to announce it due to a previous miscarriage. Shortly after her 2008 Ellen interview, Carey suffered a miscarriage. She went on to welcome twins Monroe and Moroccan in 2011 with her then-husband, Nick Cannon
“I was extremely uncomfortable with that moment is all I can say. And I really have had a hard time grappling with the aftermath,” Carey tells Vulture of her Ellen appearance in 2008. “I wasn’t ready to tell anyone because I had had a miscarriage,” she says. “I don’t want to throw anyone that’s already being thrown under any proverbial bus, but I didn’t enjoy that moment.”
Carey adds that there’s “an empathy that can be applied to those moments that I would have liked to have been implemented. But what am I supposed to do?”
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