In an interview with The Advocate's Brandon Voss, Mariah Carey says there is no truth to the rumors that she's bisexual:
"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."
She also offers a reason why artists like Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, and Ke$ha might use bisexuality in their lyrics and videos:
"Maybe it’s more a reflection of society becoming more accepting. Some of those different artists might really be expressing themselves, but yes, some might just be looking for a little more attention. You never know."
Carey also expresses her support for marriage equality:
"If two people want to get married, it’s their prerogative — we hope. Everybody should be able to do what they want to do and be in the pursuit of happiness. Ever since I was a little girl, my mother was very open-minded and had many different types of friends, so being gay never seemed wrong or strange to me. Her best friends were a gay couple, Ernie and Mort, and they kind of co-raised me. They were the nicest guys ever, and they would watch my little shows when I’d sing. Today, I guess they’d be called my guncles. Sometimes they’d put us up when we didn’t have a place to go. I couldn’t wait to go stay at their house because it was so beautifully done…One of them passed away. They weren’t together at the very end, but they were together for a long, long time."
Carey's Christmas special aired last night. Check out her renditions of "O Come All Ye Faithful" (with her mom) and "A Charlie Brown Christmas", AFTER THE JUMP…