Mariah Carey doesn’t care about the Grammys as much as she used to. The five-time winner recently stated she changed her opinion about the awards a long time ago.
Carey said, when working in the music business, you have to submit new songs within a specified period and have to have a single out in the summer.
There are all kinds of stipulations and standards one has to abide by, and frankly, she “doesn’t give a d*mn.” When speaking with V Magazine, she stated the Grammys were “cute,” and the ceremony doesn’t honor the people who have been working in the industry for a long time.
She claimed the Grammys are now focused on giving awards to people who aren’t as popular and selling a lot of records. They’re going “the opposite way.”
And while business is an integral part of making it as a musician, Carey emphasized her identity as that of the artist, rather than the businessman.
The singer said it’s always “music first” and not about the financial aspect. Back in January of this year, Mariah had to correct NBC’s Al Roker on the fact that she had never been nominated for a Golden Globe before while at the ceremony.
He asked her if she ever got tired of taking home awards, and the notorious diva said, “I’ve never been nominated for a Golden Globe as a songwriter.” Furthermore, Carey took a shot at the alleged sexism of men and said they sometimes forget that women can write songs.
If there’s one thing for sure – other than Mariah’s lack of a filter – it’s that she has been incredibly successful as an entertainer. As you may know, Carey has over thirty years of experience of killing it at the Grammys, with her first win taking place at the 28th Grammy Awards in 1986.