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“All I want for Christmas is you… to grow up, Mariah” – Piers Morgan Comes hard on Mariah Carey

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Mariah Carey and Piers Morgan

Following the emergence of new photos of popular singer Mariah Carey and her new boyfriend, Bryan Tanaka, British journalist Piers Morgan has written an article, calling on the singer to “grow up”.

Carey, 46 was seen wrapping one leg around, and kissing Bryan, her 33-year-old backup dancer while standing in the surf in Maui, Hawaii.

Mariah Carey and Piers Morgan

Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka

The “We Belong Together” singer broke up with her Australian Billionaire fiancé James Packer in October this year.

Read Morgan’s article on DailyMail below:

Mariah Carey once kept me waiting all day.

I can remember it now: every single one of the long, tedious, 12 hours that I was held virtual hostage in my dressing room while Her Majesty played up like a tantrum-prone toddler who’d had her pacifier removed.

She’d been booked to do a two-minute performance on America’s Got Talent, but refused to sing live. So the judges, including me and Sharon Osbourne, were hauled in on our day off just so she could pre-tape her song.

We arrived at midday. By 6pm, Mariah still wasn’t ready, so the 2000-strong audience was sent home, and an entirely new one was bused in. Come midnight, Mariah STILL wasn’t ready. Sharon and I were by now so furious that we informed the AGT producers we’d had enough and were going home.

Eventually, long after we’d gone, Ms Carey finally appeared on stage and sang to a bunch of stand-in, lookalike judges and a VERY angry audience. It was quite extraordinarily selfish and rude behaviour, and yet there wasn’t a hint of apology. What made it even more outrageous was that her then husband, Nick Cannon, was the show’s host! So she kept him waiting all day too.

I’ve thus had bitter, first hand experience of the world’s biggest showbiz diva and it was deeply aggravating. Conversely, I’ve had also had many other times with Mariah that were good fun. Not least her baby shower party in a Beverly Hills hotel five years ago, which was held in a giant gift-festooned room that resembled the entire Harrods toy department. (The centre-piece was two life-size fake giraffes…)

There is no denying her wondrous talent either. Mariah’s a fabulous singer, truly one of the greatest of all time –right up there with Whitney Houston and Barbra Streisand. One of those rare artists who can hit big and soft notes with equal power and quality.

And she’s a smart, beautiful and amusing woman. But lately, I’ve started to despair about Ms Carey. First there was the messy, acrimonious split and divorce from Nick, who I know well and is a great guy. They have a set of boy-girl twins together and he, and they, deserved better than having a load of unsubstantiated public mud slung at his reputation from Mariah’s camp.

Then came the often toe-curling and ostentatious relationship with billionaire Australian tycoon James Packer that blew up in flames a few months ago – amid rumours of her close relationship with a back-up dancer.

Details of the couple’s pre-nuptial negotiations leaked out after the engagement was called off. It made for deeply unedifying reading. Mariah Carey is one of the wealthiest, most successful entertainers in the world. Yet there she was, actively negotiating through her lawyers over how many millions of dollars she might get if the marriage ended.

Last week, further reports emanated that Mariah is now angling for a $50 million ‘inconvenience fee’ settlement from Packer because she had to briefly relocate to Los Angeles. Are you bloody kidding me??? Where’s your pride, lady?

You’re worth a reputed $500 million, you don’t need a cent of any man’s money.

Nothing, though, quite prepared me for the horror this morning of Mariah’s staged photo-call in the Hawaii ocean with her new boy-toy, the aforementioned back-up dancer, Bryan Tanaka.

I didn’t think any set of choreographed, water-based celebrity photos could ever be more embarrassing than those of Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston earlier this year. I was wrong. This was on a whole new level of cringe.

Mariah and back-up dancer Bryan – who at 33 is 13 years her junior -cavorted in skimpy swimsuits like a pair of love-struck teens. Each image struck a new mind-boggling low of excruciation.

Mariah jumping on his back, sliding under his legs, being carried through the waves… and generally pawing her young lover like an over-excited Labrador in heat. At one stage, Mariah even suffered an ‘accidental’ nip-slip wardrobe malfunction.

It was obviously all a very deliberate, very public two fingers to James Packer. It was also an act of utter desperation by a once very classy chanteuse who is now rapidly morphing into Norma Desmond, the fading star of Sunset Boulevard.

By an astonishing coincidence, Mariah’s new reality TV show, Mariah’s World, starts this Sunday night on E. So this shocking beach photo-stunt was all clearly staged to promote that as well as tick off her ex-fiancé. Yet why the hell is she doing a reality show at all?

She’s Mariah Carey for goodness sake, not a talentless Kardashian.

There’s something  tacky, tasteless and unsavoury about Mariah’s antics -bordering on Madonna-esque. As with Madonna, the only real victims are likely to be her children There’s something really sad about her increasingly tacky, tasteless and unsavoury antics, especially for all those of us who love her voice. I can say nothing more devastatingly damning than that it is bordering on Madonna-esque.

And as with Madonna, the only real victims apart from her dignity and reputation, are likely to be her children. This is the time of year when the whole world hears and sings Mariah’s anthem, All I Want For Christmas Is You – theme tune to the smash hit festive movie Love Actually. So let me borrow a verse from that classic yuletide song to make a personal plea.

‘I don’t want a lot for Christmas. There is just one thing I need. All I want for Christmas is you… to grow up, Mariah.’

23 Comments

  1. EbonyFre

    December 2, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Lmao, are you guys joking? You tagged the pic “Mariah Carey and Piers Morgan”.

  2. sookie

    December 2, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    OUCH!!!! MARIAH

  3. Omoté

    December 2, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Totally agree with you on this one Pierce! I saw bits of her reality show and it felt like she was trying too hard. Another pointless reality show.

  4. Omoté

    December 2, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    *Piers

  5. jules

    December 2, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Shes is disgusting
    i stop following her career after she stopped wearing bra and acting worse than a porn star

    how can God bless you with such a great voice and you have to do all this extra for attention. Disgusting slutty mariah

  6. sista

    December 2, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    …lol. I just love the heading. As for Mariah, what i see is an allergy to singleness. I was surprised myself when I saw those pics of her and the new beau. Just like J. lo, she can’t seem to be single for even a second.
    The whole love triangle Looks childish and funny. Not into reality shows but will love to watch hers to the last second. Will be really fun
    Hope Santa grants piers’ wish so she can grow up and not down.

  7. Darius

    December 2, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Parker should count himself lucky: he dodged a bullet. Mariah is a piece of work. She fights everyone, including her siblings.

  8. SeizeHer_

    December 2, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    The drive by to brush the Kardashians though.. ????????

  9. mama zee

    December 2, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    awesome piece piers,she sure needs to grow the hell up!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. BlueEyed

    December 2, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Lol Piers tho, MC is the one biggest diva’s in the history of music entertainment, she is talented no doubt but she should stop feeding off her past titles and make relevant music that will further solidify her powerhouse status.
    OAN, This Bryan Tanaka dude was a back up dancer for Beyoncé in the past.

  11. Marlvina

    December 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    I’m quite disappointed in her. Never expected her to turn out this way. I saw her as very elegant, confident and classy; a lady of great talent. Guess I was wrong.

  12. Mariah's No 1 Nigerian Fan

    December 2, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Holllllllup, wait, eskis me *tearing wig off*! Piers Morgan insulting Mariah for dating someone 13 years her junior? I have died, what about all those men the world over marrying women younger than their grand kids? Some of whom Piers knows personally and or professionally. As for Mariahs dating history, she’s human. Yes, a lot of women are in bad relationships to avoid being alone, she is at least not afraid to follow her heart/desires – for this I say good on her.

    As for trying to get money off her billionaire ex…biko I say “don’t hate the player, hate the game”.

    • molarah

      December 3, 2016 at 2:06 am

      But you know you are not making sense, right? I also like MC but truth be told, Piers Morgan is right on this one. Let’s call a spade a spade: bad behaviour is bad behaviour.

  13. o

    December 2, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    I love Piers Morgan.

  14. Salamat

    December 2, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Mariah Carey is self-centered, immature, washed up and generally a pathetic has-been. On the other hand…SHUT UP PIERS! Fake bastard who laughs with celebs and then turns around to write crap about them! Wasn’t he besties with the Kardashians? Lol, just as pathetic and fake as Perez Hilton! Mtcheeeeeeeewwwww!!

  15. Adam

    December 2, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    First off, I am huge Mariah Carey fan. I personally own hundreds of CDs, records, tapes, posters, magazines, promo items, etc. But, I, myself, have been feeling, ehhh on her lately. I love her, her voice, music and so much more. It’s more than just liking an artist. But she does seem different lately. I do wish in interviews, she’d be “real” and just be serious for once. I wish she’d put out another great album, though “Me. I am Mariah” was very underrated. But it’s like all this other “hoopla” that I once liked about her, is getting old. I am a lamb, but I refuse to use “dahhllling” in my vocabulary. I like the fun, joking, flirty Mariah … But I’d like her to be “normal” some, too.

  16. Nedoux

    December 2, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    A delightful read.

    I couldn’t stop laughing. XD

  17. Tosin

    December 2, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    grow up for what?
    baby gehl, enjoy your yoot.

  18. Uberhaute looks

    December 2, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Piers elenu gboro, so if it’s a woman now, she’s childish but when it’s a man, what do we call it? Oshi radarada

  19. A

    December 2, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    This is one article I totally I agree with Pierce on. She has been acting totally unhinged and too diva-esque. What is with the jumping from man to man? Looking insecure. You just ended a relationship and engagement with a man you claimed you loved&you are everywhere with another one. Asking for very ridiculous things at the end of the relationship like a gold digger, acting like a kid. Total hoeism,but if it’s Amber Rose,her life will be dragged. Do you even think about when your kids grow up,what will they think about you shenanigans? Grow up Mariah.

  20. Pat

    December 3, 2016 at 3:31 am

    His choice of words made me LOL especially this “Mariah jumping on his back, sliding under his legs, being carried through the waves… and generally pawing her young lover like an over-excited Labrador in heat”.

  21. SabaTheGreat

    December 3, 2016 at 10:25 am

    PORNOGRAPHIC!!!

  22. Abominable snow girl

    December 4, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Mariah has been summoned to the Principal ‘s office.Lol…
    Well said Piers, but “talentless Kardashians”haba, Not Cool. ?

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