Up Out My Face

Album: R&B Love Songs 2011 (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is a caustic dismissal to a former lover with the send-off, "When I break, I break, boy."
  • In a similar fashion to the hit single "Obsessed" many listeners have queried whether in this song with lyrics like, "I know you're not a rapper, so you better stop spittin' it," Carey is sending a message to Eminem. In a Los Angeles radio interview, the singer refused to even mention the rapper's name but hinted that Eminem is wrong to poke fun at her and husband Nick Cannon on tracks such "Bagpipes From Baghdad."

    Carey told DJ Ryan Seacrest, "Eight years ago, maybe I knew that person, kind of, in a very platonic way and yet they're still using my name in songs in order to boost their career, which I don't think is working. It's just obsession... Anybody who would write a song about somebody and try to say nasty, disgusting things about them eight years later, when they're married, I'm like, I don't think so." Carey added that the media should stop reading too much into her new songs - they're not all about Eminem. She said: "If I write a song, called Why Are You So Upset With Me, and people are seeing that person in the song, that's not my problem."

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