You didn’t really think Eminem would sit silently as Mariah Carey dressed up like a joke Shady and mocked him in the “Obsessed” video, did you? Eminem, with a little assistance from a big-time Dr. Dre beat, has fired back at Carey and her husband Nick Cannon, completely eviscerating the Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel singer on a new dis track called “The Warning,” Rap Radar reports. “I’m obsessed now? Oh gee, is that supposed to be me in the video with the goatee,” Em raps. “Wow Mariah, I didn’t expect her to go balls out. Bitch, shut the fuck up before I put all them phone calls out you made to my house when you was wild n’ out before Nick.” Shockingly, that’s one of the more innocuous lines in Em’s three-and-a-half minute diatribe, which features Carey samples towards the latter third of the song.
While Mariah and Nick Cannon continue to assert that “Obsessed” isn’t about Eminem, Slim Shady wastes no time being coy. So why is this “The Warning” and not “The Attack”? Because despite how damning the song is, Eminem hints there’s much more for Mariah to be scared of than just a diss track. “Enough dirt on you to murder you, this is what the fuck I do. Mariah, it ever occur to you that I still have pictures,” Em raps. In true Eminem fashion, Marshall Mathers deprecates himself while attacking Carey, telling stories of premature ejaculation, dry humping, “trying to stick two CD’s in the same spot” and other personal details you’d usually expect from an unauthorized biography. Nothing gets Eminem going quite like beef, and Shady is more sharp and on-point here than on some of Relapse.
Of course, it was Eminem who fired the most recent opening salvo at Carey and Cannon with his Relapse song “Bagpipes from Baghdad,” which resulted in Carey responding with The-Dream and Tricky Stewart-produced “Obsessed.” “Why you so obsessed with me? Lyin’ that you’re sexin’ me,” Carey sang in the comparably meek (though very catchy) single. “You’re delusional, boy you’re losing your mind.” Carey later dressed up like Eminem for the song’s music video. In 2001, the pair reportedly dated briefly as Carey worked on Charmbracelet. In 2005, Eminem revived the issue by playing a portion of alleged voicemail messages Carey left him before performing “Puke” live, and tossed references to the star into “Superman” and “When the Music Stops” on The Eminem Show. A year later, he went off on Mariah on his Shade45 satellite radio station.
“Obsessed” has already begun to recede from the charts, though Mariah recently released a second video for the song’s Gucci Mane remix. Carey has yet to respond to Eminem’s “Warning” on her Twitter page.