Why did Mariah Carey quit Jay-Z's Roc Nation? 'Explosive meeting' resulted in walkout

Jay-Z and Mariah Carey allegedly had a 'blazing row' about the future of Carey's career

                            Why did Mariah Carey quit Jay-Z's Roc Nation? 'Explosive meeting' resulted in walkout
Mariah Carey 'quits'Jay-Z's management company Roc Nation 'after a blazing row' with the rapper (Photo by D Dipasupil/Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)

After signing with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation just three-and-a-half years ago, singer Mariah Carey has already decided to bid adieu to the renowned record label. The Sun reported that Carey’s decision to walk out of the deal came after an “explosive meeting” between the two stalwarts. The meeting was concerned with the future of Carey’s career which unfortunately did not end on a good note.

The ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ hitmaker had signed a deal to have her career managed by Jay-Z’s owned Roc Nation. Apart from Carey, the record label also houses other high-profile artists like J Cole, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Megan Thee Stallion, Yo Gotti, Moneybagg Yo, and Jay Electronica among others. Speaking of Carey, she was recently in the news when her sister Alison Carey had sued her for causing emotional distress. Carey had also released her memoir ‘The Meaning of Mariah Carey’ in September 2020.
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Why did Mariah Carey quit Jay-Z's Roc Nation?

A source spilled the beans to The Sun on the entire situation revealing that the 51-year-old songstress made it very clear to Jay-Z that she had nothing else to do with him anymore. “Mariah and Jay had an explosive meeting which did not go well at all. She has made it clear she wants nothing more to do with him and has called it quits with Roc Nation.” The source further said, “She will formally depart in the next few weeks. It is a shame because they had done some great work in the last few years. But this meeting couldn’t have gone much worse.” Carey and Jay-Z’s friendship go way back to mid-'90s and the duo had also dropped a song together in 1999 called ‘Heartbreaker’.

However, a source close to the situation refuted earlier claims by telling DailyMail that reports of a 'row' between Carey and Jay-Z are 'simply not true.' 'Mariah’s relationship with Roc Nation ended amicably and Mariah and Jay-Z are on great terms,' said the insider.

Jay-Z attends 2020 Roc Nation THE BRUNCH on January 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Erik Voake/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

What does Mariah Carey plan to do next?

It seems Carey has already chalked out a plan for herself as the songstress is apparently already in touch with other managers. According to sources, as reported by The Sun, “Mariah has been talking to other managers and thinks she has found someone who she feels has full belief in her as she takes her next steps.” The sources added, “There is a heavily R&B- influenced album being finalized at the moment and she is planning a world tour for next year, so she isn’t letting this stand in her way.”

Interestingly, the official website of Roc Nation has already removed the singer’s name from the list of acts represented by the company. After signing with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation in November 2017, Carey released her 30th studio album called ‘The Rarities’ as well as her New York Times bestselling memoir ‘The Meaning of Mariah Carey’. She had also finalized a deal with Apple TV for a festive special. With eleven consecutive years charting a US number-one single and selling more than 200 million records worldwide, Carey is one of the top-selling artists of all time. 


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