Mariah Carey Reveals That 2 Of Her Classic Hits Were Written About Her Ex Derek Jeter

Mariah Carey Reveals That 2 Of Her Classic Hits Were Written About Her Ex Derek Jeter

Mariah Carey doesn’t seem to be afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve. Recently the ‘We Belong Together’ singer revealed in her upcoming memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey, that two of her classic hits were written about her time spent with ex-MLB player Derek Jeter. Mariah Carey shared that her songs ‘The Roof’ and ‘My All’ were both about her relationship with the former Yankees player.

According to Mariah Carey, she met Derek Jeter at a party towards the end of her marriage with music executive Tommy Mottola. Her book also details that the first time she kissed Derek Jeter was on top of his apartment building roof which inspired her to write her song ‘The Roof’. In a recent interview, Mariah revealed that she still remembers that moment very well and said

“Of course I do! I can never forget that moment.”

She continued

“I mean, it’s not like it was some intensely deep, intellectually stimulating — again, it was a great moment, and it happened in a divine way because it helped me get past living there, in [Mottala’s house,] under those rules and regulations.”

Mariah Carey also shared that she was worried about her well-being while being under Tommy Mottola’s watch and her song ‘My All’ is about her taking a risk to be with Derek Jeter in Puerto Rico.

In the song, she sings

“I’d risk my life to feel / Your body next to mine”

During her interview, Mariah shared that

“[Tommy Mottola] was like this oppressive humidity.”

Mariah Carey eventually went on to marry Nick Cannon in 2008. They filed for divorce in 2014 and it was finalized in 2016. They share two children together.

Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, Moroccan Cannon, Monroe Cannon (circa 2018)

Derek Jeter married his wife, model Hannah Davis, in 2016 and the couple currently has two daughters.

What are your thoughts on two of Mariah Carey’s songs being about Derek Jeter? Let us know in the comments. 

Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel