EMINEM'S EXPLOSIVE AFFAIR WITH MARIAH CAREY

Published on: November 14, 2002

Rapper Eminem was driven nuts by an unstable, heavy-boozing Mariah Carey -- until the real Slim Shady finally stood up and gave her the boot, says his former nanny.

But Mariah wouldn't let go and plagued the rap star with repeated attempts to heal the rift, nanny J.R. Watkins told The ENQUIRER.

The issue that goes on sale Friday reveals how Mariah claimed she'd cut her wrist to get Eminem's attention, tells of the bizarre scene that ended his romance with "8 Mile" co-star Brittany Murphy ... and more.