4:32 pm - 06/15/2014

Jermaine Dupri calls for Silence of the Lambs

Mariah Carey's fans have been blaming the star's current manager Jermaine Dupri for her disastrous new album, "Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse". The producer, who's clearly sick of the criticism, then decided to pen an open letter in which he gave the fans a little insight on the situation.

"Okay enough is enough!! I can't continue to let you think, what you see or don't see is a result of me not knowing what I'm doing," he wrote. "This is bigger than me and in the music business things don't go as fast as you would always like them to."

"If you know my history, you know I want to go down as one of the greatest produces of all times. I want to be mentioned with the greats like Berry Gordy and Clive Davis when people talk about putting out artist," he continued.

"So for me, allowing you to believe I don't care about the promotion of the Mariah record and I don't see you screaming at me, that this song and that song needs to be a single, goes against everything that I'm about, believe me!" he added. "Everything that you question Will be answered ASAP!!!!"

Carey's new album, which was pushed back numerous times before being dropped late last month, last week landed at No. 3 on Billboard 200 with less than 60,000 copies sold. That's the singer's smallest opening sales for a non-holiday album. The album's singles also failed to impress listeners.

While her music flops, Carey is now promoting her new Butterfly drink. Fans took to Twitter to tell Carey and Dupri that the two should've focused more on her music. "WHAT? DRINK? LET'S GO BACK TO THE MUSIC, PERFORMANCES, TOUR... SINGING...," a Twitter user wrote. "Don't get them at all, the focus should be the album !!" another added.


lol if you wanna be a great producer no one is debating that. YDKWTD/Make It Look Good have great production skills. but we are talking about your managing skills.
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neemah 15th-Jun-2014 11:41 pm (UTC)
I miss the Mariah in that gif...
lr489 16th-Jun-2014 12:13 am (UTC)
mimi butterfly through glitter is my fave. i mean this kind of slayage

syntheses 16th-Jun-2014 12:15 am (UTC)
The Divas special where she admitted she stole some of Celine's clothes.

What kind of elusive clotheteuse???
happypekpek 16th-Jun-2014 12:22 am (UTC)
ugh i miss divas live. my gay fate was sealed the moment mariah, celine and shania sang natural woman with aretha.

can we talk about this flawless transition from love hangover to heartbreaker btw?

arielazul_22 16th-Jun-2014 12:29 am (UTC)
back when divas live used to be good and have actual divas
sassandthecity 16th-Jun-2014 12:32 am (UTC)
I feel like there is nobody more appreciative of a tribute performance than Patti Labelle. She always gets her life.
neemah 16th-Jun-2014 01:26 am (UTC)
She doesn't look sedated here.
_twenty 15th-Jun-2014 11:41 pm (UTC)

it always gets extra messy when managers start replying to the fans
topherfy 16th-Jun-2014 02:15 am (UTC)
Poor Adam (Britney's Assistance Manager) got the harshest reality back in 2010/2011 that you rarely hear of him anymore after he replied to fans.
rabbitncavylove 16th-Jun-2014 03:52 am (UTC)
I know .. getting into twitter fights when you are a celeb is sad? idk ..
saintvlas22 15th-Jun-2014 11:44 pm (UTC)
Jermaine has always been a mess and a half
treradical 15th-Jun-2014 11:45 pm (UTC)
"If you know my history, you know I want to go down as one of the greatest produces of all times. I want to be mentioned with the greats like Berry Gordy and Clive Davis when people talk about putting out artist,"

strong_delicate 15th-Jun-2014 11:45 pm (UTC)
Everytime I see Jermaine I'm reminded of a comment by someone saying his teeth looked like an 8 year old robbed blind by the tooth fairy. LOL.

Didn't he destroy a few careers in his day tho? Are we shocked? Bow Wow, Kriss Kross, and Jagged Edge come to mind.
weatherstaff 15th-Jun-2014 11:49 pm (UTC)
sassandthecity 15th-Jun-2014 11:56 pm (UTC)
He thoroughly fucked up Janet Jackson's career. Like she was already in a bad spot because of the Super Bowl but he was like the death blow to it.
strong_delicate 16th-Jun-2014 01:09 am (UTC)
and janet ain't been right ever since.
nene718 16th-Jun-2014 12:17 am (UTC)
if diddy's the career grim reaper jermaine's the crypt keeper

and he looks the part too
sunredskyblue 16th-Jun-2014 12:49 am (UTC)
lmao all that money and he can't get no invisalign. and mte jermaine is just another diddy when it comes to people's careers.
crazyfirecrotch 15th-Jun-2014 11:46 pm (UTC)
i just see the elusive chanteuse living in her lisa frank world not giving a fuck and using the word festive in every other sentence.
milotic2 15th-Jun-2014 11:54 pm (UTC)
how was vegas girl!?
brucejenner 16th-Jun-2014 01:33 am (UTC)
i want the elusive chanteuse in that guys briefs :o)
strong_delicate 15th-Jun-2014 11:47 pm (UTC)
Perfect title OP. Silence of the Lambs...I see what you did there.
syntheses 15th-Jun-2014 11:54 pm (UTC)
lol this place thrives on pop culture and references and yet you're the only person to comment on the title.

we're going to take more splashes than free willy stunt doubles
mattthew 15th-Jun-2014 11:57 pm (UTC)
some people just don't appreciate art bb.
egalitarianmuse 16th-Jun-2014 01:42 am (UTC)
I was disappointed he wasn't asking for a remake starring Mariah as Clarice Starling.
futuretroll 18th-Jun-2014 05:51 pm (UTC)
first thing i noticed. very proud!
tuluum 16th-Jun-2014 04:14 am (UTC)
I lolled
weatherstaff 15th-Jun-2014 11:48 pm (UTC)
lol, he wants to be remembered along with a bunch of crooks. that's fine.
andres01234 15th-Jun-2014 11:49 pm (UTC)
you know I want to go down as one of the greatest produces of all times

lol not going to happen
kodakumi69 15th-Jun-2014 11:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, maybe part of the problem is that her manager has really bad writing skills. Very unprofessional.
weatherstaff 15th-Jun-2014 11:52 pm (UTC)
i was waiting. thank you for delivering.
kodakumi69 15th-Jun-2014 11:49 pm (UTC)
She's known for her low lows and her really high highs. She's been at this point before and she'll whip out a "We Belong Together" at some point in the future, etc. It's all part of the Mariah story. Her career has been a series of absolute flops and then hugely selling and popular songs.
rogueguy 15th-Jun-2014 11:53 pm (UTC)
I fucks with that Kate Roberts icon

And IA she can still bounce back
anderbobo 15th-Jun-2014 11:53 pm (UTC)
Eh, I wouldn't characterize her career that way. She was untouchable in the 90's, ever since Glitter she's had all flops/moderate-if-not-embarassing success and only one real smash (granted it was HUGE). So one smash in 15 years? I mean damn, Rihanna came out AFTER her last mega success... that's sad.
syntheses 15th-Jun-2014 11:56 pm (UTC)
actually rihanna's pon de replay was held from #1 from WBT. And TMB was one of the biggest songs of the year along with the album, which I'm still attempting to grasp over but w/e.
lr489 16th-Jun-2014 12:11 am (UTC)
mariah has never followed trends so.
davetvs 16th-Jun-2014 12:12 am (UTC)
Mariah is the reason Rihanna has 13 not 14 #1s
mangomuffins 16th-Jun-2014 12:14 am (UTC)
touch my body and obsessed are still hits tho...
weatherstaff 15th-Jun-2014 11:53 pm (UTC)
AKA the royalties that she will get from All I Want For Christmas Is You will be feeding her grandchildren someday.
montag_heidi 16th-Jun-2014 02:37 am (UTC)
nope. she's honestly too old now
rogueguy 15th-Jun-2014 11:51 pm (UTC)
He is a mess

She should have stuck with Randy tbh
andres01234 15th-Jun-2014 11:51 pm (UTC)
he sounds so pressed and deluded... is he a little monster?
strong_delicate 16th-Jun-2014 01:10 am (UTC)
literally yes.
byazrov 15th-Jun-2014 11:53 pm (UTC)
very good album with terrible marketing. old fart promo pics and awful music video, stupid child painting and all this girlish moron voice talking... this not elusive, this delusional.
I'd prefer she dropped the album with no promo at all. Everything she did so far played against the album's success. I am still listening songs from it daily.
alchimie_amour 16th-Jun-2014 12:16 am (UTC)
agree w/all of this. read that she wanted to do a promoless drop a la beyonce but her label said NO lol
rabbitncavylove 16th-Jun-2014 03:55 am (UTC)
wasn't it too late for that? we knew she had been working on the cd .. and it was delayed numerous times
cbfantastic 17th-Jun-2014 04:09 am (UTC)
Completely agree! I could do without the deluxe tracks but the album is pretty solid from beginning to end. I wish she had pulled a Beyonce because all this media calling the album a flop before it even released and the horrid promo on Mariah's part really took a great deal away from the music. Which is sad because this album is the best she has had since Emancipation.
milotic2 15th-Jun-2014 11:54 pm (UTC)
what's going on in that gif lol?
xadyx 15th-Jun-2014 11:57 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad Guy Oseary (Madonna's manager) is never this messy. He barely tweets/speaks
syntheses 15th-Jun-2014 11:58 pm (UTC)
me too. it would suck if her manager joined her in dropping racial slurs and giving false hope to children who need education in malawi.
xadyx 16th-Jun-2014 12:00 am (UTC)
Don't be messy. He is so unprofessional
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