Posted by | Cyrena Rose
Last year she hired him ~ this year she fires him?
Mariah Carey fired her manager/collaborator/producer Jermaine Dupri; she is now reportedly working with Kevin Liles!
According to Billboard, the split comes on the heels of the disappointing sales of Elusive Chanteuse, which has only moved 103,000 units since its release in May.
Sources say “nothing official” has been inked with Liles’ firm KWL Enterprises, but the two have been working together since the June launch of Go N’Syde’s Carey-branded Butterfly interactive beverage line.
I’m a very hands-on person when it comes to my work, Dupri tells 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.
Reps for Liles, Carey and Carey’s label Def Jam declined comment.
Mariah’s list of management includes: a brief stint Randy Jackson/Irving Azoff tag team and Bruce Eskowitz of Red Light Management before Dupri came onboard the fall of 2013. In the past decade, she also worked with current Jennifer Lopez manager Benny Medina (2003-2008) and the late Chris Lighty (2008-2012); other former managers include Randy Hoffman and, briefly, Sandy Gallin.
Hopefully she gels with her current manager.
Photo Credit | EntertainmentRundown.com