Mariah Carey is back, you guys, for better or for worse. On Sunday night, Carey dropped a new song "Infinity," an anti-love song with a truly gorgeous lyric video that acted as the perfect distraction to the lackluster vocals. However, just because the pop singer's voice can't hit the same high notes as it used to doesn't mean the song is a complete waste of four minutes. It's got the same rhythmic beat and catchiness we've come to expect from our Carey singles, despite sort of cheesy lines like "Boy, you actin' so corny like Fritos." However, the real question most people might have is who is Carey's song "Infinity" about? There's a chance the lyrics might be Carey's way of telling her side of her divorce.
Although the lyric video is gorgeous and a title like "Infinity" might make you think romance, this is a song about lost love. Specifically, a lost love that was too dumb to hang on to a good thing. "Why are we still doing this? Answer the phone like, 'Who is this?'," Carey sings, along with a chorus that really drives it home, "Close the door, lose the key. Leave my heart on the mat for me. I was yours eternally. There’s an end to infinity."
Yeaaaah. When Carey and ex-husband Nick Cannon announced their divorce, amicable wasn't the word that any of us would use to describe it. While Carey remained mum on the issue, rumors were flying that she was acting like a diva, throwing hysterical fits, being overly possessive of Cannon, and had even gone so far as to force him to sign a non-disclosure agreement about it all. Although Cannon took to Twitter to deny the rumors, adding, "What infuriates me most is to hear people slander @MariahCarey. I will forever be in debted to her for blessing me with our children... I will always love her unconditionally for this and so much more. @MariahCarey is an amazing Mother and I trust her wholeheartedly."
However, even with the slander against Carey aside, other rumors claimed that the divorce had come about as a result of Cannon's infidelity. While the lyrics to "Infinity" don't confirm those stories at true, it's clear from the song that Carey believes that Cannon gave up a good thing — if indeed Cannon is the subject of the song. In fact, she claims that his success and riches are owed to her with lyrics like:
Name hold weight like kilos
Boy you actin' so corny like Fritos
Wouldn’t have none of that without me, though
Not to mention the bridge, which really clears up any confusion:
Is it lack of ice got you so cold?
Have you ever felt this on your own?
Why you tryin' to play like you’re so grown?
Everything you own boy you still owe
Of course, there's a chance that "Infinity" is just that — a song. It's not as though Carey wrote it herself, and it's certainly not as though Cannon was not famous in his own right before his marriage to Carey. Of course, there's a difference between being famous and being Mariah Carey famous, but it would still be kind of a stretch for Carey to claim in a verse that Cannon owes all of his fame to her. Listen to the song again below.
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