“I Don’t” is very much a song reflecting on ill-fated love. What’s the songwriting process like when you sit down to write a song with such raw, personal lyrics?
Mariah Carey: Those lyrics I wrote with a girl named Crystal Nicole — we also wrote “Touch My Body” together with The Dream. She was more focused on the whole personal side when we were writing those lyrics. I think she was subliminally leading me there, and then by the end of the song, we were on the same page. We were just writing words instead of “Let’s make it about such and such.” We didn't do that. It just ended up the way it was and I was like, “This is genius for this moment in my life.”