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Remember How They Tried Mariah Carey and Glitter? (feat. Ira Madison III)

Remember How They Tried Mariah Carey and Glitter? (feat. Ira Madison III)

Back Issue - September 21, 2020 - 47:25

It Should Have Been Bigger, #JusticeforGlitterThis week...CATEGORY IS: opinions you're scared to tell your friends. Josh bravely confesses his love of Mariah Carey’s Glitter and tries to convert Tracy. They travel back to 2001 to figure out what was going through Mariah’s head at the time, why the movie was so universally panned by critics, and how history ended up shaping the film’s reception. Then, Ira Madison III, TV writer and the host of Keep It, joins to weigh in on how he’s made a brand out of having strong unapologetic opinions and what he thinks of other pop stars that have tried to make the leap onto the silver screen.Additional Material By: MTV (ViacomCBS), Warner Bros., Bravo (NBCUniversal), CBS Television Distribution, Nickelodeon (ViacomCBS), Columbia Records, Atlantic Records/Tommy Boy Records, Virgin Records, GRP/Arista Records, 20th Century Fox/Sony, A&M Records, Alfa Records, Epic Records, CW/Warner Bros.Production Music courtesy of For transcriptions, please visit our website at

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Remember when Monica allegedly punched Brandy right before they performed live at the MTV Video Music Awards? When Freaknik took over Atlanta, and changed the game for parties everywhere? When tasteless critics panned Mariah Carey’s Glitter? (#JusticeforGlitter!) When Beyonce told Farrah that someone could send her luggage? We do!Back Issue tells the stories behind formative moments in pop culture. In each episode we look back at some of the moments that shook us, that changed us. Join Tracy Clayton (host of Netflix’s Strong Black Legends, Mailchimp’s Going Through It) and Pineapple Street Studios Senior Producer Josh Gwynn as they reckon with some of culture’s biggest questions, from "How did we let this happen?" to ‘Why do we still love this?" Because nostalgia is more than just a feeling. Got an issue you’d like us to investigate? Hit the Back Issue Hotline at (678)-74ISSUE.