Mariah Carey says that she doesn't "give a damn" about the Grammys

In a recent interview with V Magazine, Mariah Carey opened up about life in the music industry and spoke about her upcoming music album which will be released soon. However, the singer made it clear that unlike others who wait to release the album ahead of Grammys, she wasn't someone who followed that rules. In the interview, she said that she does not "give a damn" about the awards. 

Mariah said she does not give a damn about the award shows (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

"Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn. I mean, I have five Grammys. That’s cute," she said. She then explained how the music industry really works. "In the music business, if you care about the Grammys and submitting your stuff before a certain time frame, you want a single out in the summer, and then you want to have your record [out] before the deadline, which has changed," she explained.

One of the reasons that Carey stopped caring about the Grammy stems from the sole reason that she can see a huge gap between the people who have received the award and her works they've chosen to reward. "I mean, I have five Grammys. That’s cute. There are people that have been doing this half the time that have twice as many," Mariah, who has been nominated 34 times told the magazine. 

"I won two Grammys the first year I started, but after that, [the Grammys] are like, ‘We don’t go with the people that are selling a lot of records and are popular; we’re gonna go the opposite way.’ So, I got screwed out of certain years," she continued. 

She believes there is a gap between the songs that are nominated and the people who actually receive the award (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation)

The singer believes that the lack of recognition comes down because of being discredited as a songwriter as she believes she doesn’t fit the desired image. "It’s something that I think a lot of people don’t give women enough credit for, unless they are known visually as someone strumming a guitar, or they’re behind a piano most of the time. I also have that diva thing attached to me," she said. 

"I mean, I’m sitting here doing an interview in lingerie. But I was just like, you’re totally gonna understand that this is what I’m gonna wear! Why should I wear something uncomfortable? This is what I like." The singer also said that she is restarting and said that she is currently working with Roc Nation. At the same time, she mentioned how she had a meeting with Jay Brown, Jay-Z, and Tyran Smith. This makes us believe that we can expect some good music coming our way from the singer soon.  

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