This may come as a surprise to some of you, but it has come to my attention that Mariah Carey is not, in fact, a mathematician. Moreover, I’m fairly certain she is not a physicist, either.

The evidence is fairly compelling. According to this article from sfgate.com, the famous crooner misappropriated Einstein’s famous mass energy equivalence formula E = mc2: In interviews to promote the record, the singer’s eleventh studio release, Carey told reporters she re-interpreted the equation to stand for “emancipation equals Mariah Carey times two.”

Forgetting for a moment the question of what it means for Mariah Carey to be one half of emancipation, there is the arguably more important issue of her not understanding the difference between mc2 and mc x 2. Granted, Mariah Carey didn’t get this far based on her math skills, but by botching what many consider to be the most famous equation in . . . → Read More: Mariah Carey Is not a Mathematician