One Of The World’s Top Recording Artists Reveals She’s Latina, Not Irish Like Everyone Thought

Credit: MariahRaw / YouTube

“My grandfather made up the name Carey when he came to America to be more accepted, I guess.”

That’s right. In case you didn’t know, Mariah Carey is totally one of us. Old interview footage was recently posted by a Mariah Carey YouTube fan page, MariahRaw. The interview revealed that the world-renowned singer, with the highest high note ever heard (not really), isn’t really who we think she is.

Carey let us in on a little known secret, her real last name would’ve been Nuñez BUT her grandfather, out of fear of discrimination, changed his last name to Carey. Interestingly, as she points out, Carey is an Irish last name and during that time the Irish were facing their own discrimination problems. Seems like Mariah’s grandfather should have done a little more research before picking his new, last name.

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