I've known a lot of clowns. I've known a circus full of them.
- Mariah Carey
Written by Mariah Carey, Andre Harris & Vidal Davis
Produced by Mariah Carey, Dre & Vidal
3:17 Album Version
ABOUT THE SONG
Granted, one new song, Clown, seems to take aim at someone who has spread rumors about an intimate relationship with Carey. Some have assumed that the song is directed at Eminem, who has suggested he dated the singer. But Carey dryly notes, "I've known a lot of clowns. I've known a circus full of them." - USA Today by Elysa Gardner - November 29, 2002
But when Blender presumes that ‘Clown’ is about Detroit’s mouthiest [Eminem], Carey laughs. ‘With all the clowns I've come across in my life, how the hell could we narrow it down to one?’ - Blender Jan/Feb 2003 “Why Is This Woman Smiling” by Miranda Sawyer
“Listen to the song [Clown], we never even touched each other…. Bozo knows exactly who he is.” - VIBE March 2003 – Lola Ogunnaike
2001 Released on the Charmbracelet album.