Mariah Carey previewed a new song the final episode of Mariah's World this week, and the song's lyrics suggest she's referring to her ex-fiancé.
Footage of Carey in the studio recording her new song "I Don't" was shown in the finale of E!'s Mariah's World Sunday night. The clip features the diva singing about a love gone wrong. "Said you would always be mine, feeding me nothing but lies," she sings in the verse.
In the chorus, Carey belts out, "'Cause when you love someone, you just don't treat them bad, you messed up all we had. Probably think I'm coming back, but I don't, I don't."
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It's hard not to imagine Carey isn't drawing from experience here, after splitting from her fiancé, James Packer, in October.
"Ever since the tour wrapped I took some time just to process my feelings and I started writing a song to express what I've been going through," Carey tells the camera during the finale. "And if you're not getting the love that you need from someone that you're supposed to be in a real relationship with, then why remain in that situation?"
Carey has since begun a relationship with one of her backup dancers, 33-year-old Bryan Tanaka. The singer spoke about Tanaka on the finale of Mariah's World, stating, "Tanaka, he's a real person that I can relate to and be myself when I'm with him. He makes me happy."
Meanwhile, Carey is still recovering from that unfortunate New Year's Eve incident in Times Square, where the "We Belong Together" singer couldn't hear the music during her performance and proceeded to awkwardly walk around the stage talking as the music blasted. Carey has since announced that she's taking a break from "social media moments".
"I haven't really addressed the situation of what happened on New Year's Eve and in time, I will," Carey said in an audio message earlier this month. "But for now, I want everyone to know that I came to New Year's Eve in New York in great spirits and was looking forward to a celebratory moment with the world. It's a shame that we were put into the hands of a production team with technical issues that chose to capitalize on circumstances beyond our control."