The-Dream turned Carey duet fantasy into reality

R&B singer/songwriter The-dream hatched a cunning plan to snag Mariah Carey for his song My Love - by spreading news of the duet before he'd even approached the superstar. The-Dream - the lyricist behind Rihanna's smash hit single Umbrella - reveals he penned the lyrics of the track with the Heartbreaker singer in mind, but had no idea whether Carey or her Island Def Jam label boss Antonio "L.A." Reid would approve the duet.
So the star began to name-check Carey in his interviews and talk about the joint project - and that prompted Reid to get in touch and help turn the hitmaker's dreams into a reality. He tells XXL magazine, "I wrote that record and immediately thought, this is a great record for me and Mariah, if she wants to do it. The next morning I had an interview, and I'm like, 'Yeah, I got Mariah on this record called My Love' - knowing damn well I hadn't even asked her to get on it. L.A. (Reid) was like, 'What the hell is he talking about?' But they called M.C. (Carey), and she got the record and was like, 'I f**kin' love it.' I'm like, 'My hunch was right, I just spoke it into existence.' "

(Contactmusic)

Wednesday 8 April 2009
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Nick / Treat her like a lady (46,564) by Abraham from USA

If Nick cheated on Mariah that's messed up. Mariah is gorgeous, but the most important thing is that they had children together. That model has nothing on Mariah, I don't care if she is younger. No competition, sorry. Mariah was looking absolutely stunning around the time she shot the video for "Beautiful". Not just her body but her face. She looke... read more
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Did you guys ever watch this documentary? It reminded me of Mariah and how the media seems to be against her right now. When I watched this it made me sympathize with Britney and like her. Maybe Mariah can do something like this for her comeback next year. Britney has always had a good marke... read more
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So, a few days ago I told my closest friends the truth about what I am (it pains me to even type it, I'm really ashamed by this weakness), and there was a point where I just completely broke down, each and every one of them told me that they were okay with it, but like the song says, I still felt uncertain and alone. I put "Outside" on full blast w... read more
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