Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri may have been friends for years and may even have made some pretty good songs together in the past. However, it seems his management skills leave something to be desired in Mimi’s world, because Jermaine’s out of a job less than a year after he started it. Oops!
From The San Francisco Gate:
A statement released by Dupri reads: “I’m a very hands-on person when it comes to my work. 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.”
Carey hired Dupri in the middle of production of her 14th studio album, “Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse,” which she had been working on for the past two years.
The record was finally released in May, but had a disappointing debut in the U.S. selling just 58,000 copies in the first week.
Carey had previously been managed by music veteran and former “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson
She has now reportedly hired Def Jam Recordings president Kevin Liles, who also manages Jay Z and Ludacris, to oversee her career, according to Billboard Magazine.
Oh, dear. I mean, look – Jermaine Dupri hasn’t been relevant since the late ’90s, so I don’t know what she was thinking hiring him to begin with. Apparently he had some homes in foreclosure and was tight on money, so maybe she was just being generous?
Whoever she gets on board next, I hope they’re good because I don’t want to see Queen Mariah go down like that. Also, I can’t remember – has Jermaine always had a face like a smacked ass or is that a recent development?