TheGrio.com, By Ashley Terrell, Posted June 17th 2021
Music icon Mariah Carey is reportedly working on a “heavily R&B influenced album” and has denied any tension with Jay-Z
The emancipation of Mimi is official as music icon Mariah Carey parted ways with Roc Nation, but according to the starlet it was not because of a reported tiff with rap mogul Jay-Z over her future.
According to The Sun, a source told the outlet that Carey and Jay-Z’s meeting was “explosive” which has prompted her to leave the company for good. Carey signed with Roc Nation in 2017 after firing her former manager Stella Bulochnikov.
“Mariah and Jay had an explosive meeting which did not go well at all. She has made it clear she wants nothing more to do with him and has called it quits with Roc Nation,” the source told the outlet.
“She will formally depart in the next few weeks. It is a shame because they had done some great work in the last few years. But this meeting couldn’t have gone much worse.”
The Grammy Award-winning singer is reportedly working on a “heavily R&B influenced album” and has a world tour set for this year, the New York Post reports.
On Roc Nation’s website, the singer has already been removed from the list of high-profile artists represented by the company. Others include Alicia Keys, Megan Thee Stallion, Rihanna, and Christina Aguilera.
“Mariah has been talking to other managers and thinks she has found someone who she feels has full belief in her as she takes her next steps,” the source added. “She isn’t letting this stand in her way.”
However, according to Mirror UK, a source close to the outlet said, “Mariah’s relationship with Roc Nation ended courteously and she & Jay-Z are on great terms. Mariah is currently represented at Range where her former Roc Nation manager is a Managing Partner.”
Carey and Jay-Z have collaborated over the years on songs including her 1999 hit “Heartbreaker” and his 2000 song “Things That U Do.”
On Monday, Carey took to social media to shoot down the rumors of a feud with Jay-Z. Sharing a clip form their “Heartbreaker” music video and using the same verbiage from The Sun‘s original report, the singer wrote in a tweet, “The only ‘explosive’ situation I’d ever ‘get into’ with Hov is a creative tangent, such as our #1 song ‘Heartbreaker’!! To the people who make up these lies I say ‘Poof! —Vamoose, sonofa*****’!”
Check out her cheeky response below:
The only “explosive” situation I’d ever “get into” with Hov is a creative tangent, such as our #1 song “Heartbreaker”!! To the people who make up these lies I say “Poof! —Vamoose, sonofa*****”! pic.twitter.com/v8TGNuOAnZ