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Mariah Carey says 9-year-old son was bullied by a 'white supremacist he thought was his friend'

Danny Thompson
·Contributor
·2-min read

Watch: Mariah Carey discussing son being bullied by a white supremacist

Pop legend Mariah Carey has said her 9-year-old son was the victim of bullying from a "white supremacist he thought was his friend".

The Heartbreaker singer shares twins Monroe and Moroccan with US TV and music star Nick Cannon.

Carey appeared on Watch What Happens Live recently to discuss her memoir, The Meaning Of Mariah Carey.

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Talking with host Andy Cohen, she told how Moroccan, affectionately known as Rocky, has been subjected to bullying.

The Grammy winner said: “Rocky just got bullied the other day by a white supremacist person that he thought was his friend.

“It's like, insane. This is the world we live in.”

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 11: Mariah Carey attends Variety's 2019 Power of Women: Los Angeles presented by Lifetime at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 11, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/FilmMagic)
Mariah Carey attends Variety's 2019 Power of Women: Los Angeles presented by Lifetime at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel, October 2019 in Beverly Hills. (Photo by Amy Sussman/FilmMagic)

Carey, who is mixed race, went on to talk about how racism impacted her own childhood.

She added: “It's been a struggle for me since I was aware that there was such a thing as race.

"And the only reason I was aware so early on was because it became a subject of humiliation for me as a child.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: (L-R) Monroe Cannon, Nick Cannon, Moroccan Scott Canon and Mariah Carey attend the Moroccan Scott Cannon and Monroe Cannon Party on Mary 13 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/FilmMagic)
Monroe Cannon, Nick Cannon, Moroccan Scott Canon and Mariah Carey attend the Moroccan Scott Cannon and Monroe Cannon Party on Mary 13 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/FilmMagic)

Carey revealed she is using her own experiences, written down in her memoir, to help her children deal with encountering racism.

She said: "I'm reading chapters to them that are helping to illustrate my encounters with racism, and how they can then have a greater understanding, and ultimately a greater reservoir with which to deal with the situation itself."

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The singer also addressed racism from her childhood during an appearance on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah earlier this month.

Responding to an excerpt from her memoir where she recalls being repeatedly called the n-word after being locked in a room at a birthday party.

Speaking to host Noah, she said: "Yes, that was a very harrowing experience. I don't know that I ever felt the need to talk to anybody about it because I don't feel like I'm the only person in the world that ever went through something traumatic. But that was very specific.”