It’s been 30 years and Mariah’s still on top. Her memoir, titled The Meaning of Mariah Carey, is set to be released on September 29th, and the diva 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.
Us Weekly initially reported 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 romantic life. “Marshall is stressed out that Mariah is going to say that he was a selfish lover because he has always been very insecure about that,” the insider said.
It escalated when one of Mariah’s best friends, Da Brat, seemed to corroborate Mariah’s version of events. Rapper Da Brat, who is a co-host on Dish Nation, spoke up about her friend Carey’s upcoming memoir and seemingly confirmed Eminem’s worse fears.
Slim Shady’s “stans” took to Twitter to point out how meaningless this “tea” was because Eminem already rapped about it in his 2009 diss song to Mariah, “The Warning.”
As we’ve gotten closer to the release of her anticipated book, Mariah’s starting to give a bit more insight into what readers can expect – while also being Mariah, casting shade and generally finding more of her voice some 30 years into her career.
Sitting down for a profile with Vulture, Mariah talks about how she hasn’t said nearly all that she could in her book – including about the fling with Eminem. Mariah says that Em doesn’t have to worry.
“There’s some songs that I can sing in response to that, but I will not do it.” She also added, “If somebody or something didn’t pertain to the actual meaning of Mariah Carey, as is the title, then they aren’t in the book.”
That settles that. Mariah seems to understand in general however that people may be upset with some of the things that she has to say.
“I cried writing a lot of parts of this book. Maybe it’s because I have such vivid recollections. You know what? I’m sure I’m going to have to deal with a lot of people being upset with me. I hope not.”