Mariah Carey Drops New Breakup Song ‘I Don’t’ Featuring YG

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Mariah Carey. Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

It’s Mariah Carey’s world and we’re all just living in it — which is to say, don’t mess with Mimi and expect to go unscathed in song. Carey has released her heavily teased new single “I Don’t,” featuring YG, and it’s a heat-seeker. The breakup ballad, which may or may not catalyze some of Carey’s recent real-life experiences, features the singer very done listening to nonsense. As noticed by Fader, musically “I Don’t” borrows from Donell Jones’s “Where I Wanna Be.” As far as notable kiss-offs go, “I Don’t” enters the scene as a formidable contender, though it doesn’t quite live up to “I don’t know her,” because, well, nothing can. Listen to the exquisite pain of Mariah Carey singing her hurt below.

Update: Watch the video for “I Don’t,” in which Carey burns her wedding dress (a direct reference to her breakup from fiance James Packer) below:

Listen to Mariah Carey’s New Breakup Song ‘I Don’t’