Mariah Carey has slammed greedy family members who treated her like “an ATM machine”.
The 50-year-old, who is reportedly worth an estimated €400 million, has admitted she suffered a breakdown after people around her pressured her to make more money.
In a candid new interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired on Apple TV+, Mariah said: “When there are people connected to you as a person that achieves a certain level of success, you are a target — you’re vulnerable.”
“But I wouldn’t have gone here if things hadn’t been done to me, if I hadn’t been dragged by certain people and treated as an ATM machine with a wig on.”
“It’s like, ‘Let me get some money, and let me get some money no matter what,'” she explained.
Promoting her new autobiography, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, the singer also opened up about her fractured relationship with her mother Patricia, brother Morgan and sister Alison.
Mariah also spoke about her troubled relationship with her first husband, Tommy Mottola, who she claimed treated her like a “prisoner”.
The pair split in 1998 after five years of marriage.
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