Mariah Carey Wishes She Could Go Back and ‘Re-Edit’ This Iconic Music Video and Performance

When it comes to Mariah Carey’s career as a performer, she settles for nothing less than perfection.

Though she’s definitely had her fair share of mishaps take place while singing some of her biggest hits (cough cough the 2014 Rockefeller Tree Lighting), the Grammy winner does everything she can to make sure that these less than exemplary moments don’t happen again.

Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey | Amy Sussman/FilmMagic

Now that Carey has been in the business for a few years, she knows what makes for a picture perfect performance and wishes she had this same mindset during the early days of her career.

Carey had a few things to say about her “Hero” music video

Mariah Carey might not have too many regrets in life, but there are a few past moments she wishes she could go back and tweak.

While recently sitting down with Billboard to celebrate her holiday classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You” reaching No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart, the singer took some time to look back on some of her most memorable moments in her career.

While the songstress dove deep into a few of her most iconic music videos to date, she opened up about some of the things she wishes she could change about those performances.

One video the singer revealed that she really wants to “re-edit” is her 1993 performance of her hit song “Hero”.

Though this track quickly became one of the most popular and inspirational songs of her career, Carey thinks that the music video could have came out a lot better than it did.

“I’m looking at this particular shot going, ‘I would now kill somebody for leaving that shot in here,'” she said during Billboard‘s new video series Throw It Back. “Because it’s just a full-on shot of my “bad side” and it’s something that I would have definitely removed.”

While the singer now calls all of the executive shots when it comes to her music videos, she admits that she didn’t have the same power when she first came onto the scene.

“Back then, they kind of told me everything to do and what to do, but I would love to re-edit this video and this performance,” she continued. “The whole thing.”

Carey is very proud of the impact this song has had on the world

Though Carey isn’t too pleased with how the music video for “Hero” turned out, she finds it fulfilling that so many people have embraced the song’s message over the years.

The lyrics describe the individual power that lies inside each and every person and inspires listeners to be their own hero in life.

Because this track has uplifted millions of people all around the world, Carey is proud that she was able to deliver one of the most inspirational songs in music’s history.

“I’m very thankful for the song, let me be serious for a minute,” she told Billboard. “I’m really proud of it because of the fact that it has endured for a really long time. A lot of people have told me it helped save their lives and they’ve had it tattooed on their bodies. You know, just persevered through difficult times and I performed it at the benefit on 9/11 in 2001. I performed it at the inauguration of President Obama and so as a songwriter, it’s a huge deal for me that I have this song.”

While Carey still thinks the music video need a little work, she admits that she’s a perfectionist and can’t help herself when it comes to pointing out what she thinks are flaws.

“So for me to nit-pick the video about my bad-side is kind of rude but I’ll give myself a break,” she quipped.