Its different for me, but clearly, its SO me!
- Mariah Carey
Written by Mariah Carey, Terius “The-Dream” Nash & Christopher “Tricky” Stewart
Produced by Mariah Carey, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart & Terius “The-Dream” Nash
4:02 Album Version
4:27 Remix featuring Gucci Mane
5:00 Angels Advocate Remix ft Ja Rule, Harry O & Gucci Mane
3:50 Jump Smokers Remix
3:20 Jump Smokers Radio Edit
6:23 Cahill Club Mix
5:35 Cahill Dub
3:21 Cahill Radio Mix
9:34 Friscia and Lamboy Club Mix
9:49 Friscia and Lamboy Piano Dub
4:11 Friscia and Lamboy Radio Mix
6:44 Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel Club Mix
6:44 Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel Dub
3:12 Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel Radio Edit
ABOUT THE SONG
- After appearing on a remix of the Black Eyed Peas' #1 single "Boom Boom Pow," the Atlanta MC recorded his biggest collaboration to date: a remix of Mariah Carey's new single "Obsessed." "That joint hard, ain't it? It was crazy," he said about working with Mariah. "It was big.” “Shout-out to Mariah Carey and her whole squad and my boy Chris Lighty. He got me and Mariah together. I appreciate it. He put me on there as well as her. Both of them are smart for doing that. The song came out hard. Mariah knew I wanted to do a song with her. It finally happened, and it turned out hard. I just flew up there to New York, went in the studio with her. I flew right out and went back on the road. When I do a song with people, I like to really get in the studio with them so I could feel they swag and they could feel mine. The music comes out better.” - MTV NEWS “Gucci Mane Talks ‘Hard’ Remixes with Mariah Carey, Black Eyed Peas” by Shaheem Reid, June 18, 2009
The reason for the shift in attitude is her 18-month-old marriage to Nick Cannon, a singer and TV personality, which, she says, has given her the security to stop being so cautious, stop biting her tongue. She is engaged, at present, in a frank exchange of views with Eminem, whose sub-Wildean put-down of Carey ("bitch/shut the fuck up") she appears to have answered in a single of her own. It would smack of a joint PR initiative, except Carey seems genuinely irritated. "He wrote a song about me and my husband, and in a really derogatory and juvenile way. And it's not up to par with his other songs." Carey's single, Obsessed, the first release from the new album, is about a sad little man who throws hip-hop shapes in his bedroom and follows her around, peering out from beneath his hoodie. "I never said it was about him. If he sees himself in that song…" But in any case, she says, "I'm not a fan. There's no connection there. I knew him, kind of vaguely, eight years ago, on a purely platonic level, and then he wasn't my friend any more and I was like, OK, whatever. And this was eight years ago and he's just writing this song. For no reason. No reason."
She says her husband is still saying "he is going to slap him if he ever sees him. He boxes." She laughs. "See, the difference is, my song is on the radio and his, you have to search for it." Ouch. - The Guardian “Mariah Carey: 'I try not to be a jerk. I really do’” by Emma Brockes, October 3, 2009
2009 Released on the Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel album.