Ever wondered what Mariah Carey is like when she’s not on stage? Is she the diva that reports make her out to be?
The elusive chanteuse is coming to E! but don’t go comparing her 8-part documentary series, titled “Mariah’s World”, to “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”. “I refuse to call it a reality show,” Carey told The New York Times. The series, she said, is about getting to know her better and showing more of her persona.
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) March 15, 2016
“Mariah’s World” will feature 8 1-hour episodes and will also document her “Sweet Sweet Fantasy” tour in Europe and South Africa. Cameras have been following the legendary singer ever since she wrapped up her Las Vegas show 2 weeks ago.
“I’m excited to bring my fans into my life for the next journey I’m about to embark on. I’m already having so much fun with this documentary and I know you will too. There is nothing like capturing these moments,” said Carey.
“I thought it would be a good opportunity to kind of, like, show my personality and who I am, even though I feel like my real fans have an idea of who I am,” she explained. “A lot of people have misperceptions about this and that.”
The “this and that” she was referring to, are Dem Babies. Carey says her 4½-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan, “haven’t been filmed at all yet” and will likely have no more than “a couple of moments” on the show.
Although the TV series will include the hit-maker’s wedding plans to Australian billionaire James Packer (whom she got engaged back in January), her fiance won’t be making any appearance. “He’s a legit businessman. It’s not really his thing to be, like, traipsing all over Europe and hanging out with all my crew and dancers and singers,” Carey reasoned.
For the time being, Carey is only committed to 1 season. “We’ll see how long I can tolerate being around cameras that much,” she said.
“Mariah’s World” began filming early this month and is expected to debut later this year.