It’s official: Mariah Carey is getting her own reality show on E!. The singer confirmed to The New York Times that she’ll be starring in an eight-part documentary series called Mariah’s World.
Filming for the show began two weeks ago. It will follow Mariah on tour in Europe and South Africa and as she plans her wedding to Australian billionaire James Packer. The wedding reportedly will take place this spring, but no date has been set yet.
Mariah explains that the series won’t be frivolous or exploitative. “I refuse to call it a reality show,” she tells the Times. She says it’s more about getting to know her better and not, “Here I am, getting my nails done.” She adds that her four-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan, won’t be filmed much. Neither will James.
“I thought it would be a good opportunity to kind of, like, show my personality and who I am, even though I feel like my real fans have an idea of who I am,” Mariah says. “A lot of people have misperceptions about this and that.”
The hour-long series is expected to debut later this year.