When Mariah Carey dropped her new single, "Infinity," music fans immediately commenced debate over the song's meaning. Now Mimi is trying to get in front of the discussion, telling Extra that it's about self-love.

"Honestly, it's about loving yourself first. 'Infinity' is like love equals you first," Mariah said. "There's a section of the song where it's like a chant – 'You're leaving, you're leaving, you're out the door infinity loving me more and more' – meaning you have to love yourself first, it can't be all about somebody else's thing or their issues, it has to be you and then you can deal with the rest of the things in your life. Yeah, we had fun with the lyrics ... but I do that with a lot of songs."

It's easy to understand how "Infinity" could be interpreted as a breakup song, considering that the lyrics include "Close the door, lose the key / Leave my heart on the mat for me / I was yours eternally / There’s an end to infinity." However, we love the singer's interpretation and positive spin on the track.

Mariah also addressed rumblings that she's in a relationship with the "Infinity" music video director Brett Ratner.

"Of course, there were these rumors of our fabulous love affair, darling," the singer said, joking, "I want everyone to know that we're getting married next week, me and Brett forever, and ever, infinity and beyond ... We're really good friends. He's super talented, and I'm just really proud of him and everything he's doing."

You can watch Mariah's full interview in the video above!

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