In the early 2000s, the Mariah Carey and Eminem drama started when Eminem referenced Mariah in a song called "Superman," saying, “What you trying be? My new wife? / What, you Mariah? Fly through twice."
And again on "When The Music Stops," rapping, "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."
Mariah cleared up any rumors of dating when asked by Larry King, saying, "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."
And to Oprah, saying "I talked to him. I spoke with him a few times, whatever. In terms of having an intimate relationship with men, I can name them all on one hand, and he ain't on the hand."
Mariah then released her song, "Clown," which is a gorgeous song that reflects on the drama and shades Eminem:
Eminem caused more drama after by doing the following:
- Releasing Mariah's alleged personal voicemails (NOT OK, BREACH OF PRIVACY)
- Dissing Mariah in another song, "Bagpipes from Baghdad" saying to her then-husband "Nick Cannon, I wish you luck with the fucking whore."