Mariah Carey Confesses She 'Had Low Self-Esteem'

Mariah Carey admits to 'Extra' she struggles with her confidence

Mariah Carey admits to "Extra" she struggles with her confidence.

"I really had low self-esteem as a child, I didn't feel pretty," Carey, 39, revealed at SAG's Book Pals event in L.A. "I didn't feel liked. I had issues... Some of them we're working through now."

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The "Obsessed" singer also says she has a "special relationship" with her fans.

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Carey, whose parents divorced when she was a toddler, explains, "They fulfill something that I never really had as a child."

Watch Mariah Carey and "Precious" star Gabby Sidibe's exclusive interview from the Book Pals event.

Mariah Carey and Gabby Sidibe at the Book Pals event