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Updated July 10, 2008 04:30 PM
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Being a mom means "you have to take a backseat" — something celebrities are often hesitant to do, Mariah Carey says in a new interview with Elle. That's why the 38-year-old songstress shares that if she and husband Nick Cannon do have children someday, they're prepared to take the focus off themselves and instead put it on their child.

Mariah added that she has no qualms about the kind of parent Nick will make, telling Elle "I couldn't imagine anybody that I've ever met being a better dad."

Source: US via Elle; Photo by Mathew Imaging/WireImage.