Mariah Carey Responds to Rumors of “Blow Up” Between Her and Jay-Z, Roc Nation
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On Saturday, The Sun reported that Mariah Carey had left Roc Nation after a “blazing row” involving Jay-Z. A source told the Sun that the two had an “explosive meeting” that would lead Carey to formally depart from the label in a matter of weeks. On Monday, Carey herself cleared things up as only she could.
“The only “explosive” situation I’d ever “get into” with Hov is a creative tangent,” she wrote on Instagram Monday morning, along with a video of Jay’s verse on their 1999 single. “Such as our #1 song “Heartbreaker”! To the people who make up these lies I say “Poof–vamoose, sonofa—–.”
In response to the news, fans on social media lamented one potential result of the departure: the chance of any future collaborations between Carey and Beyonce. The Sun article even noted that Carey does not appear on Roc Nation’s official roster, but apparently her absence isn’t indicative of any split between the two. The Sun source further speculated that Carey was planning an “R&B-influenced album being finalised at the moment,” and that “she is planning a world tour for next year, so she isn’t letting this stand in her way.”
Carey signed with Roc Nation in 2017 after a split with her old manager, former TV producer Stella Bulochnikov. The two worked together between 2014 and 2017, until their split launched a barrage of lawsuits on both sides, some involving former Bulochnikov staffers.