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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Mariah Carey Is 'Obsessed' With Being Ghetto

Oh, Mimi. You just can't let go of your ghetto inclinations.

After announcing the '80s teen hooker movie-themed title of Mariah Carey's upcoming album, Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel, last month, news has now come that the LP will drop on August 25.

First single "Obsessed" also coincidentally leaked. Here's a clip:



"Obsessed" is brought to us by The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, aka the fine folks behind Rihanna's "Umbrella" and Beyonce's "Single Ladies."

But hasn't history kind of shown that, in general, the public wants tame, ballad-warbling Mariah? When she gets all hoodrat, she usually has a big hit right out of the gate (see: "Honey" and "Touch My Body") then the album sputters out and dies shortly after, with nary another smash single to be found.

I suppose there was "My All," which hit #1 and was off the same album as "Honey." But that was, like, the 46th single from that Butterfly trash, and the previous ones were all DOA.

Oh, well. "Obsessed" will probably be huge. But whether Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel can cough up a second hit will be the true test.

Keep it classy, girl.

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