Eminem Disses Mariah for Denying Relationship
11/06/2006 AT 11:05 AM EST
"Yes, me and Mariah did have a relationship for about a good six, seven months," Eminem said recently on his Shade 45 channel, according to the Detroit News. "(But) it didn't work. I wasn't really into what she was into; our personalities collided. She's a diva, and I'm a little more regular, I guess."
The 34-year-old rapper excoriated Carey, 36, in a tirade. "I can never deny her talent, but the fact that she denied we ever had something, that's bad," he said.
Eminem met Carey in 2001 to discuss a possible collaboration. Asked the following year if the pair had dated, he told Rolling Stone, "There's truth to that. But on the whole personal level, I'm not really feeling it. I just don't like her as a person."
Asked the same question by Larry King in December 2002, Carey said, "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."
Eminem celebrated the second anniversary of Shade 45 in October. On Oct. 25, he premiered a new track from his upcoming CD, Eminem Presents: The Re-Up, on the channel.
The album is due in stores on Dec. 5.