Mariah Carey is stripping down for Interview Magazine's September issue, and she's getting surprisingly candid.
In a subject rarely discussed with the press, Mariah opened up about her mega-million-dollar divorce from music mogul Tommy Mottola.
She tells the mag, “Something happened that prompted me to leave. If somebody does something to me that's too much, I have no problem cutting them completely out of my life.”
She adds, “I am thankful to him in a lot of ways. I have to forgive him for being so restrictive. With Tommy, it felt like I had this controlling situation where I wasn't allowed to be myself.”
She also tells Interview about her famous 2001 meltdown and her hospitalization for exhaustion.
“I'm far from perfect. I'm still learning,” she says. “I overworked myself, and I paid the price."
She continues, “I consider the breakdown a breakthrough. I needed to hit rock bottom. I needed to understand the cost of pushing so hard; fighting so hard against the system. But was I out of control at that moment? Yes.”
Mariah's revealing interview hits stands August 28.