Despite the fact that [artist id="976"]Mariah Carey[/artist], dressed in drag, sort of resembles Eminem in her new video for “Obsessed,” husband [artist id="1233784"]Nick Cannon[/artist] isn’t sure why people would think that Carey is dissing Eminem in the track.
“I don’t know. Honestly, I don’t think so,” Cannon told MTV News when asked if the song is about the rapper, who seemingly took a jab at Carey in his song, “Bagpipes From Baghdad.”
“I don’t think that she would take her time,” Cannon said. “My wife doesn’t beef. She’s Mariah Carey. She’s not beefin’, she’s a vegetarian.”
Cannon said that the song — which will be included on Carey’s album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, due this fall — was more inspired by a certain Lindsay Lohan flick than by a need to retaliate against Em.
“People keep saying ['Obsessed'] was directed at certain people,” Cannon said. “To be completely honest, she did the record ’cause she’s a huge fan of this movie ‘Mean Girls,’ and there’s a line in the movie where one of the girls is like, ‘Why are you so obsessed with me?’ She says that at the beginning of the song, and that’s where the concept came from. But you know, art imitates life.”
Cannon has his own theory about just who he’d like the song to be about, and it’s not Eminem.
“I always say I thought the record was about me, ’cause I’m obsessed with my wife,” he said. “But if somebody’s out there and you feel like you might have been obsessed, then the record’s about you.”