Mariah Carey refuses to buy her children expensive gifts so they learn the value of money.
The pop diva is worth a reported $300 million (£247 million) and is known for her lavish lifestyle, but grew up in financial hardship as her mother was cut off by her family for entering into a mixed-race marriage with her father.
Although she is determined to give her eight-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan a more secure childhood, she still wants them to know what it was like for her to not be able to buy anything she wanted.
"It's hard, but I try to keep them grounded so they don't think everything is just handed to them," the Heartbreaker singer told People magazine. "Right now it's like, 'I want this,' and I'm like, 'You're asking me for something that costs $20.' I can't even imagine having, like, one dollar as a kid because we didn't have money going around. So they have to appreciate those things."
Carey also recently took her two kids, whose father is TV host Nick Cannon, to Camp Mariah, the summer camp for low-income children from New York, which she visited to mark its 25th anniversary.
The star believes she and Nick have done a good job bringing up Moroccan and Monroe, adding: "They're a lot, but they give me so much love in return. I wouldn't be the same person without them. I think Nick and I have done pretty well in co-parenting, staying friends with each other so that we can talk."
Last year the star opened up about her tough childhood to People and revealed how it had influenced her as a parent.
"The most important thing I can do for my children is give them what I didn't really have: a chance to live in a safe and secure home surrounded by people who love and support them unconditionally," she stated.
Mariah and Nick's divorce was finalised in 2016.
Drizilik, Sierra Leonean afro-pop, and hip hop singer release “Aw Fɔ Du” official Music Video, the song is part of a host of songs in the ‘Shukubly’ album which was released on December 2018.
Cardi B has scored a victory in her legal battle with a former manager after a judge agreed to seal her taped deposition.
Dj Rell is the only Sierra Leonean act to be nominated at the 6th annual All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2019. He is nominated as one the Best African DJ in the USA along with other DJs from across Africa who are also based in the USA. This is the third time in a row that he has been nominated as Best African Dj in the USA.
The All Africa Music Awards popularly known as AFRIMA is an annual award ceremony designed to promote, reward and celebrate the distinct rich African music globally, it brings along millions of music-loving fans by promoting African Music to glorious pinnacle beyond the borders of Africa. It was established by the International Committee AFRIMA in partnership with African Union (AU). The events which host over 44 African countries and features series of music festival models, summits concerts by African artists. It is expected to be the biggest music event in Africa.
Farell Coker (Dj Rell) famously known as Master Rell is one of Sierra Leone’s most outstanding Disc Jockey (Dj) and music producer based in the USA. He has been on several collaborations with most of the big names in Sierra Leone’s music industry and beyond, like Kao Denero, Shadow Boxxer, Abizzy, Rahim, Alonzo, Handsome of Nigeria and many others.
Lily Allen has reportedly been dropped by her record label, after her comeback album failed to live up to commercial expectations.
According to Britain's The Sun newspaper, bosses at label Parlophone decided not to offer Lily another deal after her latest record No Shame bombed in the charts despite strong reviews and a Mercury Music Prize nomination.
"The writing was on the wall for a while after both of the last two records missed the mark," an insider told the publication. "The pop scene has changed and that moment has gone - there's no more to it than that, it's just one of those things. The last album barely sold and the singles didn't chart. It was a bit of an inevitability."
Lily's PR team and Parlophone both opted to give a "no comment" response when asked about the allegations.
The 34-year-old singer has had a rocky relationship with Parlophone in recent years, as while promoting her autobiography she alleged the label hadn't promoted No Shame because she'd accused an executive of sexual assault in the book.
"My record label's job is to promote and distribute my material and get me on to TV and on to the radio," she said last year. "None of these things have happened with this album campaign.
"My record label have a list of priority acts, pretty much all of which have a link to the person who did something to me."