Separated at Birth: Mariah Carey and Eminem?
06/30/2009 AT 07:25 AM EDT
While filming her latest music video for the song "Obsessed" in New York on Monday, Carey was snapped sporting an oversized sweatshirt, fitted baseball cap and baggy sweatpants, an outfit noticeably similar to Eminem's performance wardrobe.
Total coincidence, says the singer. "It was weird but I wasn't playing anyone in particular," Carey wrote in a message to PEOPLE. "We [Carey and director Brett Ratner] were actually inspired by the King of Comedy starring Jerry Lewis and Robert DeNiro. I was just your regular everyday stalker with a few touches of Mean Girls :)."
Before receiving Mariah's message, PEOPLE.com had speculated that the pop diva may have been responding to lyrics from Eminem's recent album Relapse, on which the controversial rapper namedrops Carey in the track "Bagpipes From Baghdad."
Referencing their past relationship – which Carey has denied – Eminem raps, "Mariah whatever happened to us / Why did we ever have to break-up?" before shifting his attention to her husband, "Nick Cannon, you better back the f--- up. I'm not playing, I want her back, you punk."
In May, Cannon took to his blog to blast Eminem for disrespecting Carey and himself, writing that the rapper, who he dubbed "Slim Lamey," is "still obsessed with my wife, the same female that wouldn't let him get to second base from 8 years ago."
Cannon also challenged Eminem to a face-to-face meet-up, before concluding, "Your legacy has now been tainted from this day forth! You will now be known as the rapper who lost to corny-ass Nick Cannon!"
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