Mariah Carey Says Recording 'Glitter' Soundtrack 'Almost Ruined' Her Life
By Antoinette Bueno
Mariah Carey still isn't over her 2001 critical and commercial flop, Glitter.
The 48-year-old singer appeared on Good Morning America on Monday to promote her new album, Caution, when she she was asked about the Glitter soundtrack amazingly topping the U.S. iTunes Album Chart last week thanks to her dedicated fans and the hashtag #justiceforglitter. Carey gave a shoutout to her incredible fans, and reiterated the hard time she went through while promoting the movie and its music back then.
"That's the Lambs, that's the Lambily, those are my fans -- they had this movement, it was called hashtag Justice for Glitter, which I think was directed at me because I never really perform those songs because it almost ruined my life," Carey said. "But the truth is, it's for the nostalgia now because it's actually a really good album."
"I can say it now that they got it to No. 1, so I thank them," she continued. "This is all about them. And I should not have to feel bad about that because it was all about the circumstances when the album came out, so it's exciting."
The critical and commercial failure of Glitter came at a hard time for Carey. While promoting the film, Carey's fans became concerned after the singer made a few erratic public appearances, including a now infamous Total Request Live stop in which she pushed out an ice cream cart and took off her T-shirt. She later checked herself into the hospital and canceled all public appearances, her spokeswoman telling the Associated Press at the time that she "suffered an emotional and physical breakdown" due to lack of sleep and was under psychiatric care. In April, Carey revealed that she was actually diagnosed with bipolar disorder that year.
During Carey's interview with GMA's Michael Strahan on Monday, she also talked about her 7-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan recently joining her on tour, and even getting up on stage with her.