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Mariah Carey overreacts to a thing

By | Published on Monday 18 November 2013

Mariah Carey

When she isn’t likening Nicki Minaj to the very devil himself, Mariah Carey sometimes finds time to do music-type things, like releasing singles. Or, as was the case the other day, getting in a right state when one of her idiot ‘minions’ posts the wrong, improperly mixed version of her single on the internet.

I exaggerate. What really happened was a “brand new” sound engineer on Team Mariah, “whose only task was to press the space bar and upload the song to Facebook”, duly uploaded the wrong cut of M’s new track ‘The Art Of Letting Go’ during a playback of said song on the social network at 11am on 11/11 last week.

Apologising via FB for the cardinal sin, Carey says: “It is 3:30am, and I’m sitting on my bathroom floor, very upset by some news I just got from a close friend and employee. Lucky her, she was ‘nominated’ to deliver this message to me after the long awaited 11.11 moment and the Jimmy Fallon show, knowing how upset I would be. Not because the world has come to an end or something, but because this 11.11 listening party was so important to me on a core level as a musician, who cares so much about how my fans hear my music for the first time”.

Instead of going to bed, she goes on: “There’s no doubt in my mind that this sounds like a self absorbed diva on a ‘woe-is-me’ tangent about a couple of ad libs or some other triviality, but the reality is this is me, focusing solely on the record, wanting you to hear it and experience it the right way. I love and appreciate you so much for taking the time to even glance at this 20 page ‘diva in distress’ thesis. Thank you for letting me vent, this is another reason why Facebook rocks!”

No, it isn’t. And it’s like she always says: “Like I always say, I am involved with every record I make, from the inception to the completion of the song. Every nuance of the beat or vocal matters to me. Even if the differences may seem slight to you, I had put time, effort and emotions into ‘The Art of Letting Go’ and the real mix is how I intended for you to hear the song”.

The engineer has since been put to death, by the way.

Listen to both versions of the song side-by-side here.