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Mariah Carey’s Rep Issues Statement On Separation From Nick Cannon, Says Mimi’s Focused On Her Kids And Her Music
We told you yesterday that Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey’s relationship was reportedly on the rocks, and Cannon confirmed the rumors in a statement:
“There is trouble in paradise. We have been living in separate houses for a few months.
My main focus is my kids.”
After Cannon spilled the beans about their marital discord, Carey’s rep was forced to respond. The rep issued a short statement to Us Weekly saying that while she can’t speak on the state of Carey’s relationship with Cannon, she can say that the singer is doing fine.
“I don’t comment on Mariah’s personal life,” her rep tells Us, “but Mariah is focusing on her children and her upcoming tour.”
Carey announced her Elusive Chanteuse Show earlier this week, and sources tell the New York Daily News that Carey plans to take her 3-year-old twins on the road with her while the couple figure out their next step. The tour kicks off in October and is scheduled to make stops in Tokyo, China, Malaysia, Singapore and the Phillipines.
Sources tell Us that the couple have been living separately since June and while they’ve had issues for a while, “it all came to a head recently.”
The couple met in 2008 and married a month later. They’ve been married for six years.
Yesterday, we told you that Nick Cannon confirmed what we were all hoping was just a terrible rumor: he and Mariah Carey have separated.
“There is trouble in paradise. We have been living in separate houses for a few months,” he shared. “My main focus is my kids.”
It’s unclear whether or not this is just a trial separation or if the estranged couple has plans to formally end their marriage, but several sources are claiming that a divorce is definitely in the works. In fact, one insider is claiming that things are so real, Nick and Mariah have already worked out a confidentiality agreement. According to TMZ, the agreement is supposedly super one-sided and prohibits Nick from saying anything about the breakup. If he does not comply with the agreement, sources claim that he will face “severe financial penalties.”
The agreement also supposedly gives Mariah the right to announce the breakup on her terms. Nick was allowed to say that they are living apart, but ultimately, the formal breakup announcement will come from Mimi, the source claims. Out of everything that has been reported regarding Nick and Mariah’s split thus far, I find this to be the most believable. Mimi works overtime to keep her dirty laundry out of these streets and Nick clearly has issues when it comes to determining what is appropriate to share and what isn’t.
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Nick Cannon Confirms Separation From Mariah Carey: “We Have Been Living In Separate Houses For A Few Months”
We told you earlier today that TMZ reported Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey’s relationship as being on the outs, and that they already have attorneys working on property settlements and custody agreements. While it’s not 100 percent clear whether or not the couple will really end their marriage of six years, Cannon is now confirming that things between them aren’t well and that at this point, he is just trying to do what’s best for his children, Monroe & Moroccan. This is what he had to say exclusively in a statement to The Insider With Yahoo today:
“There is trouble in paradise. We have been living in separate houses for a few months.
My main focus is my kids.”
Cannon reportedly told The Insider that cheating was not the cause for the troubles, as rumors swirled that Mimi hired a security guard to keep an eye on him and make sure he was being faithful (and she did say back in 2011 that she could only trust him “sometimes“). But he didn’t say anything about the effect his past comments about sex with his exes (including Kim Kardashian) and sex with Carey might have had on their relationship. He did say earlier in the year that she wasn’t too crazy about him divulging that information to the public.
“She (Mariah) said to me, ‘Oh yeah, by the way, could you keep your whore-ish past to yourself if you’re doing any interviews?’ I was like, ‘Got you.’”
We’re hoping these two can work things out, especially for the sake of “Dem Babies.”
Yesterday, we told you that there were rumors Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon were at odds after Mimi hired a security guard to ensure that her hubby was being faithful.
Apparently, folks are coming out of the woodwork, volunteering to tell Nick and Mariah’s business because another source is telling TMZ that their divorce is a “done deal.” It’s reported that the two have had their divorce attorneys negotiating for months to map out property settlements and custody agreements.
The source claims that the Hollywood couple and parents to twins Morrocan and Monroe have been living separately since May and that the interview Nick did back in March with Big Boy’s Neighborhood in which he ran down a list of celebrity women that he slept with before his marriage to Mimi, is what contributed to their problems. He also bragged that he “f—ed the s–t out of” his wife on their wedding night.
The insider claims Nick and Mariah fought behind the scenes for weeks regarding his comments, as Mimi felt humiliated. But that’s not the only issue. Apparently, Mariah also felt that Nick abandoned her and their children because he takes any gig that’s offered to him when they really don’t need the money.
As for Nick’s gripe, snitches are insisting that he feels his wife is impossible to get along with because she surrounds herself with “yes men” who only tell her what she wants to hear and that he can’t ever disagree with her because she can’t handle it.
We can only hope that these rumors are false.
Does the saying “all good things must come to an end” apply if you are fed up with someone? Maybe that’s how Mariah Carey felt prompting her to give longtime manager Jermaine Dupri the boot. There are times when the writing is on the wall and we choose not to see it. Here are some signs it’s time to fire an employee — or at the very least mutually part ways. Should you happen to work for someone you might want to take notes so you don’t wind up on the wrong end of a pink slip.
We DON’T Belong Together: Mariah Carey Dismisses Jermaine Dupri As Her Manager After Poor Album Sales
After years of making big hits together, Mariah Carey thought there would be no one better to be her manager than her good friend and collaborator, producer Jermaine Dupri. But after the disappointing sales of her latest album, Me. I Am Mariah … The Elusive Chanteuse, and complaints from fans (aka, Lambs) that Dupri wasn’t managing her well after her album was delayed over and over again (it was originally supposed to come out last summer, not this May), it looks like Carey was all wrong. After a bumpier road than expected, the two have decided to call it quits on the managerial front. In a statement to Billboard, Dupri said that he hopes to continue to make music with Carey in the near future, but he does seem to blame their split on her failure to let him do his thing:
“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 declined comment, but according to Billboard, she has already moved on in her search for new management, and is interested in Kevin Liles. He is the former president of Def Jam, and according to reports, the two have been working together since June on Carey’s new beverage line (Go N’Syde’s “Butterfly” drink). But the dismissal of Dupri seemed inevitable after the poor sales of the aforementioned album, which according to Billboard, has only sold 103,000 copies since it was released at the end of May.
The 44-year-old singer has gone through quite a few managers over the years (six before Dupri), so either folks just don’t have what it takes to keep Carey on top and are sleeping on the job, or she just might be that hard to work with. Hey, I’m just saying…
Don’t Think You’re Irreplaceable! 10 Up-&-Coming Celebs Giving Established Stars A Run For Their Money
“Replacing you is so easy!” It’s a line from Beyonce’s hit song Irreplaceable that applies to even the most established stars. There will always be someone to take your crown, fill your shoes, and have you exiting “to the left, to the left.”
Take The View for example: It’s the fourth-longest day time talk show in history. Though it was once the best of its kind, backstage politics are causing the top-rated talk show to slip right down the totem pole. Unfortunately for The View, there’s another all-female talk show that’s right on its heels…
Let’s take a look at the up-and-coming celebrities that are giving established stars a good run for their money, shall we?
Welcoming a child into the world can be one of the world’s most rewarding experiences. However, these celebrities experienced heartache and pain after having a miscarriage.
Soon after Beyonce tied the knot to Jay Z, folks were wondering when music’s biggest couple would produce an heir. During her performance at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, the former Destiny’s Child member revealed to the world that she was with child. After the birth of Blue Ivy, her hubby Jay Z devoted a song to the newborn and in it he revealed that the couple felt the loss of losing their unborn child when Beyonce had a miscarriage the previous year. She has called it one of the saddest periods in her life.
Sometimes even stars can take themselves a little too seriously and request the oddest things in exchange for making an appearance or scheduled performance at an event. Check out some of these celebrities with insanely ridiculous demands.
Mariah Carey made her musical debut almost two and a half decades ago. Since then she’s sold over 200 million albums worldwide and is one of the best-selling artists of all time. That’s why the “Butterfly” singer had no qualms about her over-the-top demands. Before appearing on a talk show, Carey demanded a “staircase assistant” to help her navigate the steps and a $1,700 bottle of champagne. A recent concert rider revealed a request for a three-seat couch that should be a plain color, no busy patterns; eight tall, leafy plants; two vases of white roses; and a private bathroom.
Two of the biggest pop music divas around have released new albums: Mariah Carey with her latest “Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse,” which came out three weeks ago, and Jennifer Lopez, whose latest record “A.K.A.” debuted on Tuesday. Neither album is selling well. Carey’s sold 58,000 copies its first week and JLo’s is only expected to sell between 25,000 and 30,000, according to TheWrap.
The Huffington Post‘s Matthew Jacobs tosses out a few reasons why there’s such a huge sales deficit.
It used to be a top-selling album had no trouble moving 100,000 copies or more. But let’s start with the reality that the industry has changed dramatically thanks to digital music. More people are buying singles rather than whole albums. And more people aren’t buying at all when they have the option of listening on Spotify, Pandora, and tons of other services that allow music lovers to pick and choose their personal top 40 without committing a dime.
Still, a big selling album isn’t unheard of. Says HuffPo:
In 2013, Lorde’s debut album ended its inaugural week with 129,000 copies sold, while Miley Cyrus’ “Bangerz” moved 270,000. In 2012, Adele’s “21″ spent 10 consecutive weeks at No. 1, Taylor Swift’s “Red” premiered to a whopping 1.21 million, and Rihanna’s “Unapologetic” held its own with 253,000 sold.
And this doesn’t even mention the big opening for Beyonce’s album in December, which had people downloading “Drunk in Love” at 2am when it was released. Or Katy Perry, who sells massively.
Then there’s Jacobs’ ridiculous assertion that it could have something to do with them being women and, moreover, being divas. Lamenting “the diva decline,” he also notes that they’re both over 40. After making these sexist comments, he then points out that Madonna had one of her biggest album releases ever after headlining the Super Bowl halftime show. And Lady Gaga’s sales dipped dramatically for her album “ArtPop” and she’s no where near 40.
There’s no working around the fact that pop musicians (and hip-hop artists and musicians from a number of other genres as well) are making their money outside of album sales. From alcohol (Nicki Minaj’s Myx, for instance) to music that appears in ads, to concerts and special partnerships (like Beyonce and Pepsi), top-selling musical acts are selling things other than recordd. (Except maybe Adele, who managed to get people to buy multiple copies of “21″ because, c’mon, Adele.)
Both Mariah and Lopez have taken their brands to the perfume aisle, the stage of American Idol and beyond, so low album sales aren’t necessarily the end all and be all for them financially.
Maybe the issue is just that – GASP! – people aren’t moved to buy their music. Turns out that song with Miguel, “#Beautiful,” which was released eons ago, is on Carey’s album now. That didn’t catch on, if I remember correctly and I haven’t heard much about any other song since. And “I Luh Ya Papi” is basically that one sentence on a loop, no?
The problem could simply be that both women haven’t made a song that’s caught on enough to drive people to listen and buy. And now that we’re ready to talk about the “song of the summer” — Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” is getting a lot of early talk — the time to release something catchy is now.