Mariah Carey has certainly collaborated with nearly everyone in Hip Hop and is often credited with helping taking Hip Hop to mainstream audiences. With that said, Billboard recently caught up with some of the people involved in Mariah’s biggest collaborations for insight into each track. Billboard of course touched on Carey’s “Fantasy” Remix featuring Ol’ Dirty Bastard. The remix’s A&R rep, Cory Rooney revealed some pretty entertaining details about the session with O.D.B. Rooney says,
“I reached out to ODB and he wanted $15,000 to rap on the record. At the time, that was a lot of money, but it really wasn’t for Mariah Carey’s budget — so, no problem. He finally showed up, three hours late, and when he got there, it was about 10:30 at night. He had been drinking, and was on the phone when he walked in. Irate, screaming at some girl how he’s gonna come kill her, he’s going to kick her ass…and then whispering, ‘I love you.’ Then screaming again. This went on for an hour.”
“He finally came out and was like, ‘Yo, pardon me, this b*tch is driving me crazy. I need some Moet and Newports before we get into this record. I said, ‘It’s 12:30 at night now bro, I don’t know where we’re going to get Moet from.’ He started yelling at the assistants, calling them white devils, saying, ‘You white devils, y’all don’t want black people to have shit.’ They went out for like an hour, and the only thing they could find were some Heinekens. He was so disgusted, he threw a bottle on the floor.”
O.D.B would end up falling asleep three times during the session and asking for another $15,000 to record a new intro to the song, and $15,000 more to appear in the music video. The day of the video O.D.B. said he didn’t have anything to wear so they took him to the mall. Once he got back on set he decided he was going to wear jeans, Timbs, and no shirt (none of the things he made them take him to the mall to purchase.) Needless to say, they wanted to kill him. Read more on Billboard.
That’s pretty much how we imagined a session with O.D.B. would go lol!