Mariah Carey insists the media is responsible for her overtly sexual image because she is just copying what she sees on magazine covers.
The 37-year-old claims the media helps to determine what's sexy and she's always just gone along with what she's been exposed to.
She explains, "I think that a lot of women are just trying to live up to the stereotypes and to the standard that's set on TV and in magazines, which is airbrushed women who weigh three pounds (1.4 kilograms). And it's not fair. It's not easy. But everybody gets really protective of me. They're like, 'Be less sexy.'"
Carey says if she does go overboard when it comes to her sultry image "It's not intentional. If you film my body a certain way, it's gonna look like a certain way.
"But honestly, I've been the same way since I was a little kid. Like, I'm just emulating whatever's on a magazine."