Mariah Carey has explained why she was so eager to be a part of Black-Ish spinoff show, Mixed-Ish.
Mariah penned and performed the show's title song "In the Mix," and reached out to show's Kenya Barris to make it happen.
"As a fan of Kenya Barris' megahit shows' black-ish' and 'Grown-ish,' I was inspired to connect with Kenya to find a way we could work together," she said in a statement. "As a biracial woman in the entertainment industry, there was no way I did not want to be a part of 'Mixed-ish,' especially after seeing the pilot, which I loved."
Mariah also wants to appear in an episode of the show - so we'll just have to wait and see whether it happens.
"In all honesty (the mixed-race experience) hasn't been explored, it certainly hasn't been explored in a sitcom," Tracee Ellis Ross, an executive producer on the new series, told the Television Critics Association Monday. "I remember when I first got 'Black-ish', I was so excited because it was truly my first time playing a mixed woman on television. But even on 'Black-ish' we haven't completely explored it. ... And I think this is an opportunity to unpack that in a much larger way that I'm thrilled to do."