With dozens of number ones and top 10 hits on both sides of the Atlantic and an estimated half a billion dollar fortune, Mariah Carey is considered one of the most successful female artists of all time.
Now the superstar singer is set to lift the lid for the first time on her traumatic upbringing and tumultuous private life in one of the most anticipated celebrity memoirs of the year.
The Sun can exclusively reveal how Mariah will claim her brother was a failed hit man and how she was allegedly pimped out by her older sister age 12 in the explosive biography, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, which goes on sale tomorrow.
The songstress will also tell how she was threatened with a knife by first husband Tommy Mottola and allegedly kept like a prisoner in their $30 million mansion.
And Mariah talks about how at the height of her fame, she suffered a breakdown – and how her own mother called cops on her and had her sectioned.
The Fantasy singer is set to give a no-holds-barred account of her painful childhood in the bombshell book.
“One time when Mariah was six, her older brother Morgan lashed out at their mother during an argument and threw her against the wall,” a publishing source said.
“Mariah was terrified he had killed her and stood there glued to the spot until police came.
“She also talks about how Morgan was a failed hitman – in 1980 a woman asked him to kill her husband for $30,000. He was given $1200 up front but he never went through with it. ”
The Sun understands he denies the claims.
“She says Morgan asked for $5,000 to ‘take care’ of the guy and no one would ever know. She was shocked her family would suggest such a plan.”