Back in Jan. of this year, The singer no longer working with her longtime creative director and tour choreographer/dancer, Anthony Burrell.
“He’s not being brought back [in 2017] for a number of reasons,” a source close to Carey told ET on Tuesday. The source claims that part of the reason for Burrell’s departure is due to a placement decision he allegedly made without the approval of Carey or her management team.
And, Mimi’s recent performance was clowned on social media because the singer ran out of phucks to give. Click here if you missed that.
Burrell is speaking out about his time working with the diva herself and how she’s at risk of tarnishing the sweet, sweet fantasy.
“It’s just typical Mariah,” Burrell told Complex. “Mariah is clear: when she doesn’t wanna do something, she doesn’t do it. She’s performing with lackluster and no fucks given, and it’s taking away her star.”
“Working with an artist like Mariah, who’s not a mover first, it’s always a challenge to get them to think physically and not just vocally,” he said. “You always have to keep in mind that they’re a singer first. The priority is not teaching them 100 counts of 8, or endless routines. I wanted to give Mariah a modern push to revamp her, give her a fresher, more modern feel, make her more aware of her body and her lines, and not look like her feet hurt when she’s walking.”