Mariah Carey is set to release her new memoir “The Meaning of Mariah Carey,” but contrary to previous reports, she is not expected to trash her ex Eminem.
We previously reported… Eminem (real name Marshall Mathers) is said to be worried that Carey will share personal details about their sex life in her upcoming memoir.
“Eminem’s Achilles heel has always been Mariah Carey,” a source tells Us Weekly. “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.”
The source claims “Marshall is stressed out that Mariah is going to say sh*t that he was bad in bed or a selfish lover because he has always been very insecure about that,” the insider says. “She knows that.”
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Eminem and Mariah were linked in 2001 and the rapper later noted in a 2002 interview with Rolling Stone that “I just don’t like her as a person.”
“I don’t want to say anything disrespectful because I respect her as a singer, but on the whole personal level, I’m not really feeling it,” he told Rolling Stone at the time(via Complex). “I gotta be honest; I learned a lesson from it: Don’t’ believe the hype. I have respect for her, but she doesn’t really have it all together. I’ll just say that and that she’s a beautiful woman.”
In a new profile with Vulture, the article reads: “It’s 300-plus meaning-packed pages, and, yes, what she didn’t include has meaning too. Eminem, who was reportedly ‘stressed’ over what Carey might say about their rumored 2001 fling, doesn’t have to worry.”
Carey had this to say about the issue, “There’s some songs that I can sing in response to that, but I will not do it,” she said, “with a roll of her head,” according to the writer. She 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.”
The songstress is releasing her memoir in print and on Audible on September 29, through Andy Cohen Books.
“It took me a lifetime to have the courage and the clarity to write my memoir. I want to tell the story of the moments — the ups and downs, the triumphs and traumas, the debacles and the dreams, that contribute to the person I am today,” wrote Carey in a statement on Instagram.
In related news, Mariah Carey has opened up about how her pregnancy was prematurely revealed on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” more than a decade ago.
In her interview with Vulture, the singer said she felt “extremely uncomfortable” after DeGeneres announced her pregnancy during an appearance on the talk show.
“I was extremely uncomfortable with that moment is all I can say. And I really have had a hard time grappling with the aftermath,” Carey said.
During the 2008 interview, DeGeneres wanted the hitmaker to confirm she was having a baby with then-husband Nick Cannon. Carey attempted to change the subject, but DeGeneres pushed further. She offered Carey a glass of champagne as a test to prove if she was pregnant.