American pop diva and song writer Mariah Carey revealed in an interview that she has always had low self-esteem.
The singer told New York Post that people actually don’t know that she feels like a ‘regular human being’ who deserves the same respect as anybody.
“I just feel like I am a regular human being and I deserve the same respect as anybody else. I have always had low self-esteem, and people do not recognize that,” she said.
Carey also said that her ‘biracial’ background influenced her self-confidence and led to her finding solace in music.
“Growing up different, being biracial, having the whole thing where I did not know if I fit in.
“That is why music became such a big part of my life, because it helped me overcome those issues. Sometimes it is hard to let your guard down,” she said.
The mother of two said this has also made her doubt people.
“I do think to myself, did they mean this?
“Or do they not really mean it?
“And that is with everybody – it is not just with three people or just one.
“I can’t measure what type of respect I deserve – I really can’t,” she added.