Mariah Carey has hit out at critics who accuse her of making music solely to enjoy the perks of fame - insisting she's far more focused on releasing good tunes than banking multi-millions.
The Hero hitmaker takes offence at suggestions she only makes records to fund her pampered lifestyle and is adamant she is not interested in the fame that comes with working in the music industry.
And Carey, 37, insists she is still as committed to her work now as she was at the beginning of her career.
She says, "I never really felt famous. I don't do it just because I want to make money or I want to be famous. I need to make music.
"If I didn't have this, I don't know where I would be."