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New Song: Mariah Carey – ‘Infamous’

Published: Thursday 29th Sep 2016 by Sam

Mariah Carey is gearing up to flex her acting muscles on season 3 of FOX hit ‘Empire.’

The premium diva plays the role of Kitty, a glamorous singer who stops by the Lyon label to collaborate with middle son Jamal.

Carey’s guest stint, like most on the show, comes with an original song. ‘Infamous’ is the title of hers and is a collaboration with Jussie Smollett (who plays Jamal).

Produced by Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox, the track has arrived a day early.

Take a listen below…

Pleasant.

Clearly spun from the same cloth as ‘We Belong Together’ and pretty much most post-oo’s pairings of Mimi and JD, ‘Infamous’ makes for an enjoyable listen.

We’d have preferred to hear something sonically fresh from Mariah, but hopefully that’s coming with her new album.

Your thoughts?

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  1. Miley Cryus September 29, 2016

    It’s trash, complete crap. Next!!

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    • Ughhhh September 29, 2016

      You’re supposed to comment on the song not what you think of yourself.

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      • LISA LEVINE September 29, 2016

        These nasty G ays hate on anything that is not beyonce or rihanna, all the while being so stupid because in reality Beyonce and Rihanna Love Mariah.

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      • BeyMilitary September 29, 2016

        Mariah is diluting her superstardom. Quite sad… 😭😭😭

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      • EbonyTwink September 29, 2016

        Top 20 material..just like Gaga’s new song..Perfect Delusion‼️

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    • MikeD September 29, 2016

      I like it a lot and refreshing

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      • Tina September 29, 2016

        put a fork in it…zzz

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      • Kiah September 29, 2016

        this is actually quite sad..she is putting herself at Riri’s level..

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    • Fact Checker September 29, 2016

      Boring..go back to Vegas. Nobody is checking.

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      • JohnVidal September 29, 2016

        Miley is right! She’s 100% spot on. When Mariah first came on the scene in 1990 it was all about the music and I loved her songs. A few years later, after the Daydream album and going through her divorce she started buying into her own press and became an over-the-top narcissistic diva and I lost interest. 😩

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      • Monisha September 29, 2016

        I am not a fan of either Miley or Mariah but I totally understand why Miley does not like Mariah. Mariah is a out of touch had-been😫

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      • Fancy BISH September 29, 2016

        Lower case JohnVidal (not to be confused with JOHNVIDAL), Mariah KNEW that after her high profile marital dispute, she HAD to be more real and honest…even Adele started showing her real personality and enduring potty mouth (lol) after the huge success of 21…Whitney KNEW she HAD to show her true personality after the black community (and to this day, it boggles my mind WHY) thought she was selling out somehow…you can only have so many big albums before the public wants to know more…I’m not knocking your opinion about favoring the mystery tho…and Moosey Citrus was wrong for what she said! Miley just mad she’s not THE BEST ‘MC’ lol

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      • JOHNVIDAL September 29, 2016

        Enough Moorish…go back to Vegas. Nobody buys your music anymore.

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      • Fancy BISH September 29, 2016

        NOW you’re taking your imposter act too far! The REAL JOHNVIDAL would NEVER talk about Mariah the way you just did…you SAD LITTLE TROLL!

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      • JOHNVIDAL September 29, 2016

        Fancy BISH
        LOL Thanks! It´s truly appalling to see a couple of people are taking so much time to create so many troll accounts lately in both Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga posts. Pathetic. What a sad life and waste of time. Also yes to everything you said in your comment.

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    • Mama September 29, 2016

      Tragic! Why? Go back to Vegas. This is so amateurish. Leave it to Ariana or Rihanna!

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    • x_x September 29, 2016

      Jessie’s voice is just hard to listen to. Borderline intolerable!

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      • S a m September 29, 2016

        Mediocre!

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    • Cake Like Gaga September 29, 2016

      Disgusting old lady. Bye!

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  2. Truth(yaaasss honey) September 29, 2016

    Put on some clothes. U aint Bey honey.

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    • Wayno September 29, 2016

      You’re right she has 18#1s….Beyonce has 10 top ten singles

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      • BEY>RIH September 29, 2016

        Bey has 16 top ten singles with her latest one being this year.

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      • JohnVidal September 29, 2016

        Payola in the 90 was rampant🤐

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    • whut September 29, 2016

      And Mariah has 200 million records sold and 2 Diamond albums. Beyonce does not.

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      • JohnVidal September 29, 2016

        Adele now joins Shania, Mariah, Madonna, Whitney, Celine & Britney as the ONLY female artists who have scored more than one diamond album!

        Beyonce who?? 💅🏼

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      • Fact Checker September 29, 2016

        Beyonce sold her music using her ape hubby. Mariah sold her music using her voice 🙌🏻

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  3. Gabe September 29, 2016

    They actually sound cool together, I was surprised she held back and didn’t go ‘ FLY LIKE A BIRD’ on him, we know he’s not the greatest vocalist, but he manages to sound like a baby usher. Loving Mariah on this

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    • Arianator September 29, 2016

      Wait till she sings..live! 🤔

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      • Truth Serum September 29, 2016

        Mariah has lost it. This reminds me of a Ne-Yo duet.

        RIP…

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      • Slay September 29, 2016

        Seen her 3 times in Vegas and she sounds amazing, social media (and Sam) are quick to post when she doesn’t hit a note, she’s human everybody has off days…she’s not a robot. Nor does she rock the same boring hairdo and gogo boots licking doughnuts 💅🏼

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  4. LISA LEVINE September 29, 2016

    Mariah Carey sounds good on this single. Shes not oversinging and its probably easy to sing live. She looks incredible and sounds incredible. Very 2016 sounding and she does not sound like she just stepped out of a gospel church for once at the end

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    • TheNavy September 29, 2016

      Her voice cracks easily. Thats why..

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  5. raden September 29, 2016

    i think i began to love this track it a cool & Chill R&B song she doesn’t have to show a lot of her climax with every song she made!We all know that she can and this song is only for empire so i think it a good soundtrack for that drama season. Kudos Mariah!

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  6. Haters Gon’ Hate September 29, 2016

    Pleasantly surprised, thought she would go the rap route with him and we all know this boys singing voice is hella annoying – but – it bumps along, won’t change the world but pleasant and inoffensive.

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  7. MikeD September 29, 2016

    Surprise, Surprise Mariah singing with restraint and no runs and sounding good. I was doubting her skills until I saw her in vegas and she killed it not sure why on award shows she sounds just ok but in her own element she kills it. Remove Jussie off the song and its a Yes Yes Yes for me

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    • gurlbye September 29, 2016

      She actually gets really nervous when singing at award shows. But when she knows she’s surrounded by fans she is comfortable and gives a stronger performance. She’s human at the end of the day.

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      • Eurghh September 29, 2016

        She was on Xanax in Vegas. Thats why..

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  8. The Thot You’ll Never Be September 29, 2016

    “Yeah, I said it, has-been
    Hang it up, flatscreen
    (Ha ha) Plasma”

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    • Gabe September 29, 2016

      Your negative at 7:10am, sad life huh? Have you tried prayer?

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      • The Thot You’ll Never Be September 29, 2016

        Lol Nicki said it not me…….
        .
        Either way it’s a FACT bih
        .
        FYI it’s 13:20 where I am, @ 07:30 Am on my way to school….. something you’re clearly not doing or haven’t don

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  9. Stephy September 29, 2016

    It’s not bad but I don’t like it.

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    • kii September 29, 2016

      When was the last time you liked anything By Mariah post Emancipation era?

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      • Wayno September 29, 2016

        E=MC2

        Touch my Body
        Bye Bye Bye
        I Wish U Well
        For The Record
        Love Story

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  10. Meteorite September 29, 2016

    I’m listening to this like, “something’s missing?” and waiting for the song to go somewhere. Then I realized Mariah didn’t belt and go all Mariah lol. Which is a surprise, in a good way. I haven’t heard her this soft since, I think, Music Box (the song). I like it!

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  11. Sam September 29, 2016

    Its a good song for Empire but i hope its not a reflection on the content of the album as i feel musically she needs to move on from the same producers and the same sound for her next project.
    I think she should work with Robert Gasper, The Roots, Harmony Samuels, Emile Sande, Baby face

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    • LmfaoHoe September 29, 2016

      Yess those are the right people she needs to hit up immediately.

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    • Mcfan September 29, 2016

      She worked w/ Babyface on Melt Away from Daydream – Gr8 song!

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  12. #JACKIE September 29, 2016

    Corny.

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    • Terny September 29, 2016

      I think u mean cierror’s entire discography.. Ki

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  13. Chileplease September 29, 2016

    She sounds great. Could do without Jussie and his overproduced vibrato though.

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  14. MUSICHEAD September 29, 2016

    This song is pretty good. The lyrics suck but I would definitely download this to replay again. Jussie sounds great on this track too. One of his strongest vocal showings to date.

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  15. Oh September 29, 2016

    Love Mariah not really into this song but it’s for Empire and actually fits the show.
    This song is NO way shape or form spun from We Belong Together….

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  16. Wayno September 29, 2016

    I really had my fingers crossed. This song would’ve worked with Maxwell..Jussie vocals just aren’t mature enough.
    When he goes transitions into T-Pain mode I paused the track

    Mariah we needs stronger vocals to counterpunch to.
    Luther
    Boyz II Men
    Sisqo
    Trey (Lorenz) yes SHADE!

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  17. SMH September 29, 2016

    And she appears on the show….half naked. Miley was right.

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    • Henk September 29, 2016

      eej eej nie zo onbeskoft flappie, ga je tanden poetsen want je stinkt naar rotte eitjes juuu

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    • Tom September 29, 2016

      What’s new, she’s always half naked since 97. That’s why mariah is the BREAST singe

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  18. Fact Checker September 29, 2016

    Elusive Flopteuse.

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  19. Fancy BISH September 29, 2016

    There’s parts that I like (Mariah’s) and parts that I don’t (Jussie’s dryness)…but I’m just happy Mariah’s sounding great, she’s focused and she’s snatched for the new album! I’ll take this song over anything from Moosey Citrus tho lol…shout out to Yellow Diamonds for giving Miley her new name!

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    • Monisha September 29, 2016

      I think it’s true about Mariah BUT there’s a way to speak about someone without being direspectful. Later on in her career, Mariah just became so extra for all the wrong reasons. Yes Mariah is a legend but her voice is not the same. And I can’t stand Miley Cyrus but she can actually sing.

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  20. Lol September 29, 2016

    Urghh, I’m not a fan of her “diva” gimmick .I’m sure she respects her craft but the whole high schiol prom gown dress, flippin and attitude is over the top 🙄
    It’ has gotten old and makes herself seem arrogant, stupid and ungrateful.

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  21. Molly September 29, 2016

    #TheFactsOfShade

    Mariah Carey has 2 fxcking Diamond albums (Music Box 33M & Daydream 26M).

    Beyonce could never!

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    • iamdiego September 29, 2016

      Must yall bring up Bey constantly? It shows that Mariah’s fans are as insecure as she seems. Coming up with old ass 90’s stats. That s*** is over and has been since 2006 MIMI IS GOOD FOR A THROWBACK AND THAT’S ABOUT IT. BEYONCE IS NOW. WHEN Mariah decides to sell out a stadium tour WW and atleast go gold,then we can have this discusion.

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  22. Floppppp September 29, 2016

    Gaga’s Perfect Illusion …R&b version 😅

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    • JOHNVIDAL September 29, 2016

      Both ladies super talentd, unlike your faves (whoever a troll like you stans for). So stay mad.

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  23. No Thanks September 29, 2016

    Sounds like American Idol-ish…

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  24. BeyMilitary September 29, 2016

    Cant believe Mariah agrees to this. Leave it to Ciara or Rihanna!

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  25. Mike September 29, 2016

    I think I’d like this more as an Usher/Mariah duet.

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  26. EbodyTwink September 29, 2016

    Garbage..this woman is getting sad day by day. Look at her fugly bf? Im so done with this 🐂

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  27. Chile Please!!! September 29, 2016

    WTF! Come on Mooriah! When that bell rings you suppose to bring the cows home honey….obviously your voice wasn’t strong enough let alone your infamous Whistle note! So sad she doesn’t have it anymore….people making up excuses for this trash! Mooriah was suppose to GO INN…this is Empire darling….you suppose to be trying to convince the gurls your back with crips vocals, runs, & high notes. SMH! Lawd bless her voice box!!

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  28. Truth Serum September 29, 2016

    Mother and son duet???

    😆😆😆😆😆😆😂😂😂😂😂😂

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    • kii September 29, 2016

      Would you rather it be an old fossil(Madonna) and son duet

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      • Ahaks! September 29, 2016

        Where is Mariah Carey on Forbes list for wealthiest self-made women? Better call ex sugar grandpa Tommy Mottola…

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  29. kii September 29, 2016

    Lol why is that pathetic Madonna Stan wasting his energy by creating multiple troll accounts when he should be creating multiple iTunes accounts so he can purchase Cardiac Flop so it can finally go gold

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    • TheNavy September 29, 2016

      Pot calling kettle….Mariah Carey is yet to have a single that can outpeak Give Me All Your Luvin’ or outsell Rebel Heart this decade… 😴

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      • wayno September 29, 2016

        WRONG: Mariah has had a single that outsells Give Me All Your Luvin that same year (2012) it was released…

        “All I Want For Christimas Is You”sells 1million copies every year. It hit #11 last December. Its the 11th best single of all time

        SORRY try again!

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      • JOHNVIDAL September 29, 2016

        TheNavy
        Pot calling kettle… nothing! that comment was a response to a sad troll. That´s the thing you should be mad about, that someone spends its days creating accounts to hate on Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga. I´m starting to think it is just the same person.

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    • kii September 29, 2016

      What about the 1863682 singles the old hag released from Rebel heart that failed to chart lol stay pressed you butter fàg you’d swear you get paid for all this trolling😂😂😂😂
      Mariah last gold album was memoirs when was the last time Madonna received a plaque for her albums?😂😂😂😂

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      • Sami September 29, 2016

        Even if you combine “Me I Am Mariah” and “Unbreakable” first week sales it wouldn’t outsell Rebel Heart’s 1st week!

        😜😜😜😜

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    • Avoir September 29, 2016

      Mariah Carey’s last two studio albums from the 90’s failed to outsell Madge’s Ray of Light.

      Bye Cows!

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      • wayno September 29, 2016

        MADONNA HAS DIAMONDS IN A HER JEWERLY BOX
        MARIAH HAS DIAMONDS IN A JEWERLY BOX AND ON THE WALL

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  30. Tea Time September 29, 2016

    That ol’ $lut image needs to go… ☝🏼️

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    • kii September 29, 2016

      You should try changing your email when trolling you bitter fàg😂😂😂😂

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      • . September 29, 2016

        Yes Sa m.. You are fool!

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  31. Your Wetfart Juice September 29, 2016

    Sa m and Da ve created multiple account for a clickbait!

    Desperate!!!! 😒😒😒😒

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  32. Terny September 29, 2016

    Damn! The haters came outta the woodwork didn’t they? Mariah’s got y’all shook hasn’t she… Ki #DestroyedGeneration

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    • Fancy BISH September 29, 2016

      Thank you! lol

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      • Terny September 29, 2016

        Lol.. Hey boo😄..

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    • The Legend Called Missy Elliott September 29, 2016

      Lol. Right? Calling these bushes Queens when they barely debutants.

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      • Raul Mayers October 2, 2016

        I agree! I thought these people actually had comments on the song itself but its merely them hating mariah because they are stans of lesser artists lol

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    • Jimmy September 30, 2016

      The song sucks – it is that simple!

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  33. S a m September 29, 2016

    Nightclub chanteuse now doing a sitcom music😂😂😂😂🤐😂😂😂

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  34. Theman September 29, 2016

    Her voice sounds good. This is cool for that show. The vibe is nice..

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  35. Casual-T September 29, 2016

    Mariah used to be able to craft and recognize a hit. This song percolates, but it doesn’t boil. When it started off, I thought it might go in a Closer (Chainsmokers) direction, but not really, though that actually would have been a good direction for a new single from her.

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  36. Slick September 29, 2016

    No insults here.The song is NOT good. She sounds as if she isn’t even trying. The auto tune is terrible (him)…over all the song doesn’t go anywhere, its boring and sounds generic. It sucks this kind of stuff is green-lit. If I were her label head, id say “NO”.

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  37. JOHNVIDAL September 29, 2016

    Love her! This is just an “irrelevant” song for this show. I hope she creates something a little bit new for her next album. She could still be doing amazing music if she changed the people she works with from time to time. Like when she did it for her Xmas album from 2010, which yes, was amazing. If she doesn´t do it we´ll be ok too cause she has earned it, she can keep doing whatever she wants to. I would prefer a change though.

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    • Raul Mayers October 2, 2016

      I agree. But her last album was amazing yet it got little promotion. I think what they are doing is getting pre-promotion before her album comes out so people can actually hear it. I didnt think it was bad but I felt like they shouldve focused on Jussie’s and Mariah’s voices, meaning without the autotune lol.

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  38. JOHNVIDAL September 29, 2016

    Also, do you guys think this troll creating so many hating accounts is the same one who does it in Gaga´s posts? 🙂 Interesting…

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  39. Nowqd Reddibut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi September 29, 2016

    Nice song

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  40. Lake Erie September 29, 2016

    Lol I knew it…. just another empire soundtrack. Thats all… can’t wait to hear what’s coming from her new album.

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  41. FC/JC September 29, 2016

    It sounds like dated RnB….. Nothing fresh about it, however, for a show that i dont watch, I guess it’ll do….

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    • JOHNVIDAL October 1, 2016

      How do you manage to dislike every artist with actual talent? lol

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  42. It’smykahh September 30, 2016

    Love this song and it is now available to download and stream on iTunes

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  43. Jimmy September 30, 2016

    Another flop to add to her neverending flops. There will be many more flops to come LOL – what garbage.

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  44. Raul Mayers October 2, 2016

    I am convinced that all of the hatred on this is just jealous stans of other irrelevant artists. Regardless, I love the song. Its not her best but it shows her potential for the new album!

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