Mariah Carey Takes a Shot 'I Know You Cheated, Motherf***er"

10/6/2014 10:29 AM PDT

Mariah Carey Takes a Shot -- I Know You Cheated, MotherF***er! (AUDIO)

Mariah Carey may have just fired her first shot at Nick Cannon ... singing, "I know you cheated, motherf***er."

Mariah was in Tokyo ... singing Billie Holiday's "Don't Explain," a song about a cheating lover.

Listen closely ... right around 7 seconds in, it sounds like she changes the lyrics from "And I know you cheat/Right or wrong, don't matter" to "I know you cheated motherf***er."  

So whaddya think?