The Story Behind Eminem Vs. Mariah Carey

It's not an even playing field by any measure, but the Eminem versus Mariah feud ended up taking ​an interesting turn. Eminem unleashed a fiery diss dubbed "The Warning," in which he goes after Mariah and threatens to leak some intimate voicemails and pictures verifying their relationship. Here's a brief timeline of the beef.

2002

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Eminem addressed Mariah in a song for the first time. "Superman" from Eminem's 3rd album, The Eminem Show, contained the following lyrics: 

“What you trying be? My new wife? / What, you Mariah? Fly through twice." (Eminem - "Superman")

"I done came way too far in this game to turn and walk away, and not say what I got to say. What the f-ck you take me for a joke? You smokin crack? Before I do that, I'd beg Mariah to take me back" (Eminem - "When The Music Stops") 

But Mariah Carey denied the relationship on Larry King Live:

"I hung out with him, I spoke to him on the phone. I think I was probably with him a total of four times. And I don’t consider that dating somebody." 

2003

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Mariah parodied Eminem on tour. Her Marionette Show showcased Eminem puppets. "Clown," from Carey's Charmbracelet album, contained some obvious shots at Em include the lines:

"You should've never intimated we were lovers/ When you know very well we never even touched each other."​ (Mariah Carey - "Clown")

2005

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Eminem responded to Mariah's Marionette Show diss on his own Anger Management Tour by playing voicemails alleged to be from Carey.

2006

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Eminem reaffirmed his disdain for Mariah Carey on "Jimmy Crack Corn," from The Re-Up compilation LP:

"Your mind’s on us like mine’s on Mariah. And y’all are just like her, you’re all f--king liars." (Eminem - "Jimmy Crack Corn")

2007

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50 Cent weighed in on the feud on "All of Me," which appears on Curtis.

"Em predicted it all, I don’t know how he knew it. He said women from Hollywood they liars, liars, liars. You f-ck them, they get you heated, deny it like Mariah." (50 Cent - "All Of Me")

2009

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 Eminem hauled more insults at her and husband Nick Cannon on "Bagpipes from Baghdad," which appears on 2009's Relapse:

"Nick Cannon, I wish you luck with the f- cking whore" (Eminem - "Bagpipes from Baghdad")

Nick Cannon lashed out at Em via a blog post which he later deleted.

Mariah then responded to Eminem's response (you follow?) by dropping a new single titled "Obsessed." Despite her claim to the contrary, the song is widely perceived as a diss to Slim Shady. Let's face it, the music video for "Obsessed" even featured a male stalker dressed in Eminem's trademark hooded sweatshirt:

"Why are you so obsessed with me? Lying that you're sexing me?" (Mariah Carey - "Obsessed")

Eminem fired back at Mariah's "Obsessed" with a full-fledged diss track titled "The Warning." We don't endorse silly feuds like this one, but there are no words to describe how lethal "The Warning" is:

"Shut the f-ck up before I put up all the phone calls you made to my house when you were "Wild N' Out" before Nick, when you was on my d--k and give you something to smile about." (Eminem - "The Warning")

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