Mariah Carey has reportedly fired her manager Jermaine Dupri. She is said to be working closely with Kevin Liles.
Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri were together for the past 9 years or so. And the 44-year-old singer had hired her longtime music collaborator and producer Dupri as her manager last year.
But they are not together anymore. A recent report from Billboard claimed that Mariah Carey has parted ways with Jermaine Dupri and she has been working closely with Kevin Liles, former president of Def Jam.
“I’m a very hands-on person when it comes to my work,” Dupri told Billboard in a statement.
“I put my all into every project. But when I’m not allowed to do what I do, then I know it’s time for me to move on. Mariah and I enjoy working together and will continue to make great music together in the future.”
It looks like the disappointing sales of Mariah's new album “Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse” is the reason behind this split. Only 103,000 copies of Mariah's latest album have been sold yet since its launch in May.
Dupri is the man behind Mariah's biggest hits “We Belong Together” and “Always Be My Baby.” But he is also the executive producer of The Elusive Chanteuse on which she worked for 2 long years and its failure has really disturbed her.
Mariah Carey is now reportedly working closely with Kevin Liles, who is the manager of Trey Songz and Ty Dolla $ign too. But there collaboration is not yet official. However, Carey recently collaborated with Liles for the launch of her Butterfly beverage.
Meanwhile, Mariah Carey has really lavished attention on both her kids and pets by spending oodles of cash on them.
Mariah Carey sure knows how to spend dollar bill after dollar bill. She not only pampers her kids but takes extra good care of her pet pooches. The dogs in Mariah’s possession are being sent on a luxury tour worth $227,000 to the United Kingdom. That amounts to 115,000 pounds.
Mariah, who is a mature 44 years old, still has that divine artist’s spark in her that allows her to produce hit singles. And so she earns enough to be able to literally roll in cash. The “Dream Lover” singer sent off her 8 canines to The Paws Seasons hotel which is situated in Bristol, South West England.
Another 100 grand pounds are being spent by Mariah to transport her “k-9s” via an airliner to the spot where they will be treated better than some human beings are on this planet of ours.
Of course, Mariah can afford it, so who are we to argue that the same amount of money could be put to better use by serving human needs in the Third World Countries of Africa, Asia or South America?
According to TVNZ, "Mariah's dogs, who are imaginatively named The Good Reverend Pow Jackson, Mutley P. Gore Jackson The Third, Jill E. Beans, Pipitty Jackson, Cha Cha, Jackie Lambchops, J.J. and Squeak E. Beans, will be treated to various luxuries."
Mariah has given strangely aristocratic names to her dogs. And they will be served sumptuous meals prepared by first class cooks at the retreat for pets.
Their beds which they will get to sleep on will be soft as silk. The dogs will be cleaned up, coiffed and taken on long rambling walks. Even the steaks they will be fed will be organic in nature.
An insider revealed, "They'll be washed, groomed, taken on day trips, sleep in their own hotel beds and the chef will cook them personalised meals, according to a menu plan Mariah's sending over. She's even spending £100,000 to charter a private jet to the UK for their luxury break."
The Paw Seasons said, "Most of our guests arrive with a good supply of their usual food, but if [clients] want us to order in a couple of juicy organic steaks, we'll organise it."
Meanwhile, Morrocan and Monroe who happen to be Mariah Carey’s twins, also get the royal treatment thanks to their rich mother. They both get pedicures and fruit bubbly as a part of their nighttime routine.
There was a pic of Roc and Roe, her twins, pouring Butterfly, the soft drink, into a glass. The kids were absolutely charming and cute to boot. See the Instagram below.
Mariah captioned the above Instagram: "Roc&Roe having an early @ButterflyDrink party! Get your Butterfly drink at @Walgreens & find out about my NYC summer party! #Thirsty4Butterfly"
Mariah also posted pics online of herself enjoying a simple drink at the spa on the beach. She captioned the below Instagram: "Having a butterfly tea party at the spa!"
She wore a "tropical pink sarong" that was "wrapped around her waist added a pop of colour to her ensemble, and she accessorised with a golden necklace featuring a heart pendant that fell into her cleavage," according to DailyMail.
She captioned the above Instagram: "Relaxing at the spa after a long day at work with Big Jim Wright!" The “Hero” singer looked to be very happy and content with her life as she should be seeing the vast fortune she has at her fingertips.