Mariah Carey is having the best times, despite the quarantine keeping the world locked up in the house. She recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of her debut album, celebrating a long career in the music business. The legendary singer is also preparing to release her memoirs and it seems that some of the folks in her life are feeling the heat – especially rapper Eminem.
Mariah’s self-titled debut album was released on June 12, 1990 and her star power has remained since then. Firmly entrenched in music history, Mariah’s legacy is undeniable. She’s celebrating her long career on social media with a special retrospective, calling it “#MC30 Fridays,” in which she shares stories, footage, new music and more.
Her memoir, titled The Meaning of Mariah Carey, is set to be released on September 29th, and the diva celebrated her completion of it with her fans on social media as well. She told her fans aka “Lambs” that the book discusses “my mishaps, my struggles, my survival and my songs. Unfiltered.” Anticipation is high for the book, which will be released through Andy Cohen of Bravo fame’s book imprint.
While fans and the publishing world await the blockbuster sales the memoir is sure to bring, it seems as if one of Mariah’s old nemeses isn’t as excited – Eminem.
Eminem’s also been spending time cementing his legacy, recently re-releasing all of his classic music videos in high definition for a new generation. Hits like “Stan,” which is responsible for the Internet slang for a crazed fan, have become classics amongst the canon of hip-hop visuals during the heyday of his career.
Speaking to his own status as one of the greatest of all time, Em also celebrated the 20th anniversary of his The Marshall Mathers LP, and it was one of the rare moments that he got online and went live, chatting with fans about the impact of his debut LP and sharing some more personal details about his own life and pop culture preferences.
During that discussion, his previous relationship with Mariah Carey never made the list of topics, even though it has seeped into his music – and hers.
Starting in 2002, the two began an epic back and forth over wax and in the press. Eminem’s mentioned Mariah and their brief dalliance in his records “Superman,” “When the Music Stops,” “Bagpipes from Bagdad,” “The Warning,” and more. Mariah’s addressed him in her songs “Clown” and “Obsessed,” and now Eminem’s afraid she’ll talk about it in her memoirs as well.
Us Weekly is reporting that an Eminem insider shared that the 8 Mile rapper is “expecting” to hear about their beef in Mariah’s upcoming book. “Eminem’s Achilles heel has always been Mariah Carey. They had a very toxic relationship. He knows that Mariah is going to say very negative things about him. He is expecting the onslaught, and almost welcomes it.”
Eminem apparently is worried that Mariah will talk about a few things that he’s sensitive about, including the details of their sex life. “Marshall is stressed out that Mariah is going to say s–t that he was bad in bed or a selfish lover because he has always been very insecure about that,” the insider said.
While there’s been no leaks yet of the book’s pages, but we’ll know if Eminem’s gotten wind of something if we randomly start to get new music from him between now and the book’s release date.