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Mariah Carey Covers 'Paper' December 2009

Mariah Carey Covers 'Paper' December 2009

Mariah Carey lends her famous face to Paper Magazine in this sexy shoot for the magazine’s December/January issue.

Here’s what the 39-year-old singer had to share:

On the media’s harsh treatment of her 2001 breakdown: “It was after September 11th. A lot of people taking shots at me had no place to go. We are friggin’ ADD, this country. There’s a huge ADD situation.”

On dressing provocatively at an early age: “I have had very low self-esteem my whole life. When I was 12 or 13, I remember walking up the driveway, and this guy who was 20 — which may have been highly inappropriate — said to me, ‘I like your pants,’ and I was like ‘Oh, that looks good? Oh, OK, I will wear tight pants now.”

On her relationship with husband Nick Cannon: “All we do is have fun together. I don’t know what his eternal age is but maybe it’s more like 16.”

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Photos: Alexei Hay
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  • theComplex

    Beautiful feature!

  • kristincus

    Where do they sell this mag?

  • jolentini
  • lexy

    So it’s now Bin Laden’s fault she had a breakdown???

  • male

    what does ADD mean?

  • Tj

    UGH!! I miss the days when Paper would NEVER put someone like Mariah on the cover…
    No offence to MC , But paper USED to be more of an underground NY Mag….
    They SOLD OUT sometime ago I guess.

  • DarkEmpress

    she looks beautiful. i love the cover and appreciate her honesty. ADD- Attention Deficit Disorder (difficulty paying attention to a subject)

  • Stacey Saturns

    She is such a strong woman! I hope Jeter didn’t give her the herp

  • lakers fan in boston

    hate this woman
    she’s an untalented piece of jizz
    she’s not even pretty, so plz dont say she’s beautiful
    @lexy: lmao!!

  • lexy

    She’s got ADD herself the way she runs around acting like she’s 5 years old.

  • coco

    She needs to dress classier and wear shoes and clothes she can walk in.

  • Sandra

    I love this woman and she is VERY TALENTED………..
    Mariah is GREAT in it.
    Brava Mariah.

  • Sam Midnight

    She is still so hot!

  • joe

    love you mimi!

  • Stone

    Compared to the likes of Spears and the like, Mariah is a real survivor.

  • Chef Coa

    Now she’s a female star!!!

  • Chef Coa

    @Tj: Sad but true.

  • Stone

    She should stop crying. Hell, look at Britney!