Mariah Carey is tired of constantly having to remind people she's a songwriter because they're convinced she's just a diva with a voice.

The hitmaker, who remains the world's best-selling female artist, can't understand why record executives look down on her songwriting talents.

She says, "People can understand that Alicia Keys writes because she's got the piano in front of her most of the time and that's her thing and people relate.

"And if they see Melissa Etheridge with a guitar they get it, but they see me being very diva and they're like, 'Oh, that's all she does,' but really the writing, to me, is more than half of what I do."

29/04/2005 20:03