"I just feel like I am a regular human being and I deserve the same respect as anybody else. I have always had low self-esteem, and people do not recognize that," Carey exclusively told pagesix.com.
But she added: "I can't measure what type of respect I deserve - I really can't."
Carey says that on the inside she feels less regal.
"Growing up different, being biracial, having the whole thing where I did not know if I fit in ... That is why music became such a big part of my life, because it helped me overcome those issues," she said.
"Sometimes it is hard to let your guard down."
She recounted her time before she made it to the industry.
"I remember it not being easy getting a record deal. Making demos in the middle of the night, sleeping on the floor in the studio, being broke with no food. My go-to meal was (Newman's Own) sauce. Me and my friend would split the pasta and sauce for, like, a week. Or it was, like, a bagel and iced tea ... The guy would give it to me at the deli for free.
These days, she said she is working on a new fragrance.
"I don't have a name ... But it is with Elizabeth Arden. It smells like success. There is also a secret song I have been working on."
latestnews1947: Natasha, a trans woman who hails from Kolkata, was named the first Miss Transqueen India here on Sunday. Natasha, 26, is currently pursuing Masters in Business Management in Kolkata.
Loiloi from Manipur bagged the first runner-up position and Ragasya from Chennai was crowned the second runner-up.
The 16 finalists represented some of the Indian states. They were chosen after a rigorous hunt involving more than 1,500 trans women across India.
"The winner will go to Thailand for Miss International Queen, the first runner-up will compete at Miss Transsexual Australia. We are looking for another international pageant so that we can send the second runner-up too," pageant organiser Reena Rai, founder and chairperson of Suhani Dream Catchers Pvt Ltd, had earlier told IANS.
Miss Transsexual Australia 2017 Laeticia Phylliscia Raveena had crowned the first Miss Transqueen India.
Raveena also performed to the Lady Gaga track "Born this Way".
latestnews1947: Two hundred Indian students of the University of Houston have been marooned in floods in the wake of tropical storm Harvey causing heavy rains and flooding in America's fourth largest city. Two Indian students are in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday.
"@CGHoust has informed me that 200 Indian students at University of Houston are marooned. They are surrounded by neck deep water," Sushma Swaraj tweeted.
"We made efforts for delivery of food but US Coast Guard did not allow as boats were required for rescue operations," she said.
Stating that Indian Consul General in Houston Anupam Ray was organising the rescue operations, Sushma Swaraj said in a separate tweet: "Indian students Shalini and Nikhil Bhatia are in ICU. We are ensuring that their relatives reach there at the earliest."
According to a media report, at least two people have been killed as the Houston area continues…
latestnews1947: A US jury on Monday decided in favour of pop star Taylor Swift, who had filed a lawsuit claiming that DJ David Mueller had groped her in 2013 and sued him for symbolic compensation of $1.
The pop icon claimed that the radio host grabbed her bare bottom at a pre-concert meet-and-greet, claiming that it was a clear case of sexual assault, Efe reported.
The eight-person jury -- six women and two men -- sided with her and also found that her mother Andrea and one of her representatives, Frank Bell, had been within their rights to report the attack to Mueller's radio station employer -- a move that resulted in his firing.
Mueller had sued both Swifts and Bell for up to $3 million for ruining his career.
Swift -- who is both a singer and a songwriter -- had said in her countersuit that she wanted only $1 in symbolic compensation and the chance to stand up for other women who have been the victims of sexual assault.
Last week, Judge William Martinez had released Taylor Swift f…