Mariah Carey is not afraid to speak her mind. In a recent interview with V Magazine that Grammy Award-winning artist told the news outlet, she no longer gives a damn about being awarded by The Recording Academy.
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 Grammys [consideration] deadline, which has changed," the thirty-four-time nominees explained. “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn. I mean, I have five Grammys. That’s cute. There’s people that have been doing this half the time that have twice as many [Grammys].”
Despite taking home five gramophone-shaped trophies throughout her musical career, the "We Belong Together" singer admitted the award show no longer recognizes "popular" artists. “I won two Grammys the first year I started,” Carey said, adding, “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.'”
With more than 200 million records worldwide, the mother-of-two believes she was not rewarded enough. “So I got screwed out of certain years. I wasn’t bitter about it. I was just like, okay, well, I guess I’m not standing here barefoot onstage singing and trying to go a certain way. I’m just me.”
Aside from her feelings about the recognize achievement, the blonde belleza admitted she is back at the studio - no, it's not a Christmas album. "I’m in the studio starting a new album of regular music," an excited Carey said. "I’m kind of restarting, and I’m working with Roc Nation now, so that’s great. I had a really incredible meeting—just a musical, good meeting of the minds—with Jay Brown, Jay-Z, and Tata [Tyran Smith], who’s an incredible person. We all just kind of threw some ideas around, so we’re starting from the musical place rather than, like, what’s the hook? It’s gotta be done that way."