Mariah Carey Explains Why She Doesn't Respect Reality TV Stars

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Mariah Carey performs during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

If you told Mariah Carey that Snooki was the next person to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, she apparently wouldn't be too happy. The singer, who just received her own star on Aug. 5, discussed her disdain for those who reach celebrity status without doing much of anything.

“Some people’s goal is to be famous, not to have a craft or an art that they’re famous for. Today, you can be famous just from being on a reality…well, doing… you don’t really have to do much, but you kinda gotta do a lot," she told a reporter during a press event in Israel. "And then your whole life is just about being a celebrity and that’s what some people aspire to, because it’s easy and because then everybody knows them and all they see is the bright side of fame."

Considering she's certainly established her fame from her musical talent -- 18 No. 1 hits and counting -- would she give reality TV a try? "I couldn’t handle being on a reality show, I couldn’t handle having people with cameras on me all the time," she said. "It’s already like that, it’s too much.”

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Although fans can't expect Carey will be the next big celebrity to hit reality television, they can get excited to see her on primetime television later this fall. During her Walk of Fame ceremony, Lee Daniels announced that Carey will be part of season 2 of Fox's hit series Empire.



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