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.' "
Wednesday 8 April 2009
The Damizza Aaguement (53,790)
by Mimi L. from
Why is this even a debate anymore? The man himself has issued statements both personally and through his manager/publicist that he was misquoted, even going so far as to say that he didn't even say those lines. So please tell me again why we are dragging Mariah through dirt when the woman didn't even say one word on this topic. (Wednesday 27 May 2015; 10:07)
Baby / Mariah fandom (53,789)
by this_is_qhm from the Philippines
It can be sad to be the only Mariah fan from where you are, though I think there are others out there, you just have to look. If it's any consolation, it's not like there are a lot of Mariah fans here as well. Most just know her name and associate her with her biggest hits. Although there are hardcore lambs out here who are very active even in soci... read more (Wednesday 27 May 2015; 9:54)
by Mimi L. from
Seriously, where on earth is the damn video? It's getting annoying. I mean it's been a month since "Infinity" was released. Is this a joke? (Wednesday 27 May 2015; 9:43)
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