Carey spoke on the incident last Thursday, October 8, on Watch What Happens Live.
She also shared how she has been reading portions of her book, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, to her own children so they can better understand her experiences in the world, as well as what racism is.
“Rocky just got bullied the other day by a white supremacist person that he thought was his friend,” Carey said.
“It’s like, insane. So, this is the world we live in.”
Carey has fought racism and prejudice since she first became “aware that there was such a thing as race.”
“And the only reason I was aware so early on is that it became a subject of humiliation for me, as a child,” Carey revealed.
One of Carey’s own encounters with racism was similar to her son’s experience. When she was young, she thought a group of girls were her friends. She eventually was bullied by them.
In addition, the singer revealed that when she read that chapter of the book to her 9-year-old daughter, Monroe, she was floored by her reaction.
“I let her hear that,” Carey continued.
“And it was really sweet. She goes, ‘Mommy, those girls, they feel so bad now. I bet they wish they could be your friend.'”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.