Mariah Carey Asks Her Audience If They Know What Love Is, And If So, Can They Maybe Show Her Some?

noah | August 18, 2009 11:00 am

Mariah Carey’s new mouthpiece Roger Friedman has confirmed yesterday’s rumor that the “real first single” from Mimi’s delay-plagued, yet still forthcoming Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel will be a cover of Foreigner’s “I Want To Know What Love Is.” (In case you missed it, the new line on the Eminem dis track “Obsessed” is that it was just a “summer trifle,” and not a real lead single from the album, despite it having an expensive video and it being called a single by Mariah’s camp. This couldn’t be because it hasn’t hit the Billboard Hot 100’s top 10 in the five weeks that it’s been out, could it? Cough.) Anyway, Friedman’s item is worth reading, if only to provoke giggles when he gets all Andy Rooney on the “stage names” of “Obsessed” producers Tricky and The-Dream, not to mention when he drops the decree that “Carey’s album, is, as they used to say, ‘what the kids want.’ Plus, it’s got stuff for the slightly older crowd.” Of course, that laughter might turn to tears when you realize that, yes, he gets paid to basically serve as a semi-credible mouthpiece for his bigwiggy pals. (Remember when he was all about the super-spendy boondoggle that was the Social@Ross series? Good times!)Mariah Wants to Know What Love Is: Covers Foreigner [Showbiz 411]Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is [Dailymotion]