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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May and Abraham (46,290) by Shelly from United States

Thanks May, I hope you're right. I think you are. I was having a typical emotional upset. I like what you guys wrote about Mariah's lyrics, they are like poetry. Thanks, Abraham, I like your list too. I hadn't heard some of the songs you listed but I looked them up and they were very Mariah. I especially liked Love Is On The Way. When I first heard... read more
(Saturday 23 August 2014; 6:52)
Um / Nick and his tattoo / the divorce (46,288) by Edward from USA

Um, thanks to the laser technology, Nick will eventually get his tattoo removed. It seems to be Mariah just got tired of being lonely with Nick taking every gig he could when they actually didn't need the money like that. I don't think the comments he made were the cause of the divorce, but other bigger things. Some people are saying he was talking... read more
(Saturday 23 August 2014; 4:27)
Nick Cannon's dad (46,287) by Ty from USA

The messages he put out today about Mariah just hurt. I've been a fan since Vision Of Love, they just hurt. Cry cry cry cry.
(Saturday 23 August 2014; 4:16)
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