John Norris of MTV News caught up with Mariah Carey on TRL on Wednesday to find out what she’s been up to and clear up those Eminem rumors. Mariah suggested Em get a new hobby besides giving her grief, like golfing or knitting. Read on for a transcript.
John: Guys, thanks a lot. Yes, I’m across the river from you guys in
new jersey. With the very beautiful mariah carey. How are you doing?
Mariah: Thank you. How are you?
John: Great. Are you excited about the launch of the Charmbracelet
Mariah: Yes. I’m very excited as they are in the next room, i guess.
John: I have to ask you, in the press lately, there’s been a whole sort
of new life breathed into this thing between eminem and you. I don’t know
— it doesn’t show any signs of letting up.
Mariah: I don’t know what the whole situation is at first, I said it
fete like a cat fight but I’m not fighting, but now it’s like a drag show.
Like what are we doing? I’m just totally confused. Never mind.
John: The last I heard he’s got these phone messages saying —
Mariah: Great. We all have messages, don’t we? We all send messages
and we all send subliminal messages, so we don’t want to continue the drag
show, so we should end it know now.
John: You have to end it.
Mariah: You have to reel it in. Get a hobby. Golf is great. Maybe golf.
Or maybe knitting.
John: Oh, wow.
Mariah: That can work.
John: You have a tour about to launch. Do you address any of this beef
in the show itself? No?
Mariah: I’m so not understanding what the whole thing is about. It’s
a little abusive at this point.
John: He went after you on the “glitter” thing.
Mariah: Wasn’t that three years ago almost? He should be happy with
his life. Marshall, just be happy.
John: Because you are.
Mariah: I’m ecstatic, and I never had an affair with the guy. So I’m
John: I know. Just seems to be perpetuating.
Mariah: You know what? If it — whatever. If it’s making him happy,
then that’s good. I’m all for equal rights. He should be happy too.
John: You’re not pushing yourself too hard because i know you’ve got
a pretty heavy pace these days with working and getting the tour ready,
Mariah: No, I’m not pushing myself too hard. I’m having lovely nights
of rest and peace and quiet.
John: We’re happy to hear that. The tour kicks now have japan, it will
be in north america in july and august. And the reissue at the end of july.
John: So much to look forward to. Thank you.
Mariah: Thank you, john.
John: Back to you guys.