The Story Behind Eminem Vs. Mariah Carey
It’s not an even playing field by any measure, but the Eminem versus Mariah feud ended up taking an interesting turn. Eminem unleashed a fiery diss dubbed “The Warning,” in which he goes after Mariah and threatens to leak some intimate voicemails and pictures verifying their relationship. Here’s a brief timeline of the beef.
Eminem addressed Mariah in a song for the first time. “Superman” from Eminem’s 3rd album, The Eminem Show, contained the following lyrics:
“What you trying be? My new wife? / What, you Mariah? Fly through twice.” (Eminem – “Superman”)
“I done came way too far in this game to turn and walk away, and not say what I got to say. What the f-ck you take me for a joke? You smokin crack? Before I do that, I’d beg Mariah to take me back” (Eminem – “When The Music Stops”)
But Mariah Carey denied the relationship on Larry King Live:
“I hung out with him, I spoke to him on the phone. I think I was probably with him a total of four times. And I don’t consider that dating somebody.”
Mariah parodied Eminem on tour. Her Marionette Show showcased Eminem puppets. “Clown,” from Carey’s Charmbracelet album, contained some obvious shots at Em include the lines:
“You should’ve never intimated we were lovers/ When you know very well we never even touched each other.” (Mariah Carey – “Clown”)
Eminem responded to Mariah’s Marionette Show diss on his own Anger Management Tour by playing voicemails alleged to be from Carey.
Eminem reaffirmed his disdain for Mariah Carey on “Jimmy Crack Corn,” from The Re-Up compilation LP:
“Your mind’s on us like mine’s on Mariah. And y’all are just like her, you’re all f–king liars.” (Eminem – “Jimmy Crack Corn”)
50 Cent weighed in on the feud on “All of Me,” which appears on Curtis.
“Em predicted it all, I don’t know how he knew it. He said women from Hollywood they liars, liars, liars. You f-ck them, they get you heated, deny it like Mariah.” (50 Cent – “All Of Me”)
Eminem hauled more insults at her and husband Nick Cannon on “Bagpipes from Baghdad,” which appears on 2009’s Relapse:
“Nick Cannon, I wish you luck with the f- cking whore” (Eminem – “Bagpipes from Baghdad”)
Nick Cannon lashed out at Em via a blog post which he later deleted.
Mariah then responded to Eminem’s response (you follow?) by dropping a new single titled “Obsessed.” Despite her claim to the contrary, the song is widely perceived as a diss to Slim Shady. Let’s face it, the music video for “Obsessed” even featured a male stalker dressed in Eminem’s trademark hooded sweatshirt:
“Why are you so obsessed with me? Lying that you’re sexing me?” (Mariah Carey – “Obsessed”)
Eminem fired back at Mariah’s “Obsessed” with a full-fledged diss track titled “The Warning.” We don’t endorse silly feuds like this one, but there are no words to describe how lethal “The Warning” is:
“Shut the f-ck up before I put up all the phone calls you made to my house when you were “Wild N’ Out” before Nick, when you was on my d–k and give you something to smile about.” (Eminem – “The Warning”)