Twelve years after saying “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey is saying “I Don’t” in the video for her new heartbreak anthem featuring YG. Inspired by her failed engagement to billionaire James Packer, the clip starts off with Mariah, clad in a wedding dress, as she runs out of her mansion and into a white Rolls-Royce.
Once there, she strips down to racy white lingerie and drapes herself over the rain-soaked car while YG rides shotgun. The star of “Mariah’s World” also flaunts her assets in an S&M-inspired look while sitting in the back of a black drop-top Phantom.
The ’90s-inspired jam, produced by Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox, finds MC venting about her ex. “When you love someone,” sings Mimi over a sample of Donell Jones’ “Where I Wanna Be.” “You just don’t treat them bad / You messed up all we had / Now, you think I’m comin’ back / But I don’t.”
In the final scene, Mariah throws her wedding dress into a bonfire, officially putting an end to the relationship.
In a Facebook Live session on Thursday (Feb. 2), the singer revealed that she plans to release a series of singles throughout the year and eventually an album. “I’m gonna be doing singles, because it’s more fun for me to just write singles and not focus totally on doing one whole album,” she said. “It seems like a lot more fun to just sit down, write a single, collaborate.”
She also teased a collaboration with her twins, Moroccan and Monroe, as well as a “secret project with a friend.” “I’m not gonna say his name, but you’ll hear about it soon and we’re going to be working on the video soon,” she revealed.
Fans can also catch the diva in The Lego Batman Movie and on tour with Lionel Richie, starting March 15 in Baltimore.