Mariah Carey: I Have Low Self-Esteem

Mariah Carey has a brand new album out and she's making the rounds to promote it. In the new issue of Allure, Mims talks all about the misconceptions the public has of her. And with her new album entitled E=MC2, Mariah, not exactly known for being an Einstein, wants to get all the jokes out now.

"It's a dichotomy, I understand," she tells the mag. "I understand that people think I'm a ditzy moron.”

And though she doesn't do much to dispel the rumors that she's not the brightest light in the bunch, she does make it clear that the assumption that she is a loose woman is way off.

"I'm Mary Poppins: I'm what the button-up girls are supposed to be," she swears, mini-skirts and boobs flailing aside. Mariah says she's never had a one-night stand and considers herself a "freakin' prude."

"I've always had really low self-esteem, and I still do," she admits. "What's weird about that is being onstage, and the love that you get, and the adoration that you feel from your real fans. It's hard for a partner to compete – just imagine," she says of her single status.

As for her past relationships, like with, oh, Derek Jeter and Eminem, not to mention ex Tommy Mottola, Mariah isn't talking. But there is, apparently, a lot to say.

"Not to quote Swingers, but 'we all have stories.' I got a freakin' miniseries in me."

Maybe she's saving it for her book.

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