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Mariah Carey Addresses the James Packer Talk, Says Her Song 'I Don't' Applies 'to So Many Different People'

by Alex Ungerman 11:40 AM PST, February 20, 2017
Playing Mariah Carey Addresses the James Packer Talk, Says Her Song 'I Don't' Applies 'to So Many Different People'

Mariah Carey knows she wrote a breakup anthem.

The "I Don't" singer addressed her recent song's possible connection to her ex-fiance, James Packer, while also talking with ET's Kevin Frazier about her All the Hits Tour with Lionel Richie -- marking the first time the two chart toppers will hit the road together.

"People probably think that song is about one person," she confessed. "And I was thinking about it the other night and I said, 'You know, this is applicable to so many different people that have been in my life.'"

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Of course, after the 46-year-old pop star's high profile split from the billionaire last year, many have speculated that it may be a bit more about Packer than some of her other exes. Still, Mariah says it's bigger than that.

"To me, it's not [about one person], because I think that's the reason other people can relate to it, and people are starting to say, 'Oh its like a a break up anthem,'" she explained. "I think people can just relate to it on that level."

As for the status of her relationship with Bryan Tanaka, Mariah also took a moment to address where she and her backup dancer stand.

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"If I referred to him as something, then wouldn’t that be what I was referring to him as?" Mariah said, playing it coy after she recently referred to Bryan as her "boyfriend," for the first time.

But Mimi did explain that she keeps some details about her private life, well... private.

"I really don’t want to talk about my personal life very much because I just like to keep it for myself," Mariah shared.

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Fair enough, Mariah!

The All the Hits Tour kicks off on March 15 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Meanwhile, though Mariah may or may not be singing about James, she and another ex, might just be singing together!

Watch the video below to see what Nick Cannon has to say about possibly collaborating with his friendly former wife.

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