In an interview with Advocate.com, pregnant singer (and gay icon) Mariah Carey, was asked how she and her hubby Nick Cannon would react if they had a gay son. "I guess we’d handle it as best we could in terms of being supportive," responded the pop diva.
Mimi was also asked how she would feel about having "a little lesbian" who refused to wear her hand-me-down dresses and butterfly jewelery. "You can’t try to make somebody something they’re not," she said. "Everybody’s like, “Oh, if she has a girl, everything is going to be pink, blah, blah, blah. But I don’t think you should go totally overboard on that. You should wait and see what the child wants."
Mariah said she thinks part of the reason she has so many gay fans might have something to do with the themes in her music. "I do write songs from an outsider perspective," she says. "I have songs about feeling different and alienated, because I grew up with my own issues, being biracial and not having money. Some of those lyrics can apply to anybody who feels different."
But that doesn't mean that she's a lesbian. Asked about the bisexual rumors that have surrounded her for years, Mimi said, "If it makes somebody happy to say that, then whatever, but that’s not the reality. I don’t have a discriminatory policy of who I’m friends with, so yes, I’m friends with women who are gay — gay, straight, it doesn’t matter to me. So I don’t get upset when I hear that, because it is what it is. I guess I could lie about it to seem more exciting."