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If you want to continue to explore the fascinating world of " WandaVision ," we have you covered with some inspired recommendations. Watch the video. Title: Mariah Carey: Obsessed Video The song's music video was directed by film-maker Brett Ratner, who Carey has previously worked with on other music videos. Throughout the video, Carey plays both herself and the character of the male stalker, dressed in a bellhop uniform, as well as a gray hoodie and sweatpants.
Additionally, the song is accentuated by hand claps , while Carey's voice is processed with Auto-Tune. Lyrically, the song describes Mariah's dilemma regarding constant claims of a prior relationship from rapper Eminem , although he is not specifically mentioned. The song was well-received by music critics who highlighted it as a stand-out track from Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. Many reviewers complimented its clever lyrics and strong beat, while others criticized the song's usage of auto-tune on Carey's vocals. At the time of the song's release, "Obsessed" was the center of controversy, as critics and the media suggested Carey was aiming it at American rapper Eminem, who had negatively referenced her several times in songs. Eminem released a song called " The Warning " in response. In terms of total top-ten chart entries among all artists in the chart's history, Carey tied for fifth place after the song's peak, with Janet Jackson and Elton John. Internationally, the song was not released throughout parts of Europe, as Island Records decided to give priority to the album's second single, Carey's cover of Foreigner 's classic " I Want to Know What Love Is ".
The single was released on June 16, Additionally, the song is accentuated by handclaps while Mariah's voice is processed with auto-tune. Lyrically, the song describes the protagonist's dilemma regarding a stalker and finds her asking him, "Why are you so obsessed with me? The line, "Why are you so obsessed with me" comes from the movie, "Mean Girls" which is one of Mariah's favorite films. The remixed version of the song features rapper Gucci Mane. At the time of the song's release, it raised some controversy as the critics and the media suggested that Mariah was aiming the song at rapper Eminem, who had negatively referenced her several times in his music. Having alluded to Eminem in one of her songs, "Clown," critics suggested that "Obsessed" was also an outcry at Eminem.