(via wutang-corp.com) Rex Features
Mariah Carey has hit back at critics who have accused her of jumping on the hip-hop bandwagon.
The singer insisted that there is no truth in claims that her new album E=MC2 is a departure from her usual style of music.
She also explained that her interest in hip-hop developed after she teamed up with the late rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard in 1996. “It gets so annoying when people make out I have gone all hip-hop just to get in on a trend,” Carey complained. “I sang with Ol’ Dirty Bastard, may he rest in peace, back in 1996 for the remixed version of ‘Fantasy’.” Ol’ Dirty Bastard, one of the founding members of the Wu Tang Clan, died of heart failure in November 2004. He was 35.
Mariah added: “I love him and I miss him. Working with him was a highlight for me.”#ODB #AsonUnique #DirtMcGirt #OlDirtyChineseRestaurant #BigBabyJesus #WuTangClan #WuTangForever #WuWednesday