Mariah Carey Teases Biopic Based On Her Book: ‘I Need It To Be Gritty, Grimy And Beautiful’

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By Becca Longmire.

There could be a Mariah Carey biopic on the way.

“First things first I wrote my memoir last year, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, [and] it’s only relevant to this conversation because the paperback is now out.”

The musician continued, “There was a discussion whether my little-girl picture could be on the cover and nobody wanted it, they wanted the modern day thing.

“Now the paperback is finally the representation of myself that I wanted… the little girl that nobody knew or understood because [I’m] Black and biracial.”

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Carey is getting together with her friend Lee Daniels to work on an adaptation of the book, sharing: “I would rather do that; that’s why we wrote the book first.”

Carey insisted Daniels was “probably going to hear this and kill me,” confirming it’s looking like it’s going to be an eight-part series.

She said, “I need it to be gritty, grimy and beautiful, spectacular and real!” adding that she knows “everybody is doing this” so they wanted to “take a different approach.”

The singer was asked whether she’d ever hit Broadway and do a musical while chatting to Z100 New York’s Garrett Vogel.

Carey replied, “It’s so difficult now because of COVID and we don’t know what goes on with live shows and stuff.

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As well as working on a possible biopic, the Queen of Christmas, Carey, is back with another holiday special this year, with her releasing “Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues” on Apple TV+ on December 3.

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