During Mariah Carey’s interview with Larry King earlier tonight on CNN, the singer was asked about a reported relationship with Eminem, which he claimed did happen. “I hung out with him, I spoke to him on the phone,” Carey said, denying she dated the rapper. “I think I was probably with him a total of four times. And I don’t consider that dating somebody.” Asked to explain Eminem’s popularity, she said, “Well, first of all, I’m a fan of hip-hop music and I have been since I was a little kid. You know, hip-hop has been around for 20 years. It’s just now that the masses are understanding, and it’s becoming a worldwide thing. And I think that he’s very accessible to people who might have a problem with other black artists.” Because he’s white? “Well, I mean it’s more — that’s more acceptable to some people, you know?” Read more.