#MariahCarey and her former choreographer and creative director #AnthonyBurrell parted ways this past January soon after her cringeworthy #NYE performance. Ever since, Mariah’s stage presence seems to be getting worse. Burrell has now made a new home with #Beyoncé over at Parkwood Entertainment, but he took some time to chat with #Complex about why he believes Mariah is falling off a little.
“It’s just typical Mariah,” Burrell said. “Mariah is clear: when she doesn’t wanna do something, she doesn’t do it. She’s performing with lackluster and no f*cks given, and it’s taking away her star.” He later added, “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.” Oop!
Burrell went on to call out Mariah’s team for essentially not being skilled enough at their jobs considering how big of a legend she is. “You’re a legend, but you don’t care. Your team doesn’t care. They’re not guiding and directing her,” he said. She’s back to where she was before. It’s not like she’s never looked this bad before; I just stepped her game up.”
“It felt like they were so new at their jobs, and had no direction,” he said. “When you’re green, you’re playing things by trial and error, and there were a lot of errors. I was very vocal about things that weren’t right. When you try to take a shortcut and you don’t know the clues, you’re bound to get fucked up or screwed, because you don’t have the experience of running a tour or a billion-dollar empire. Some of the dancers her team hired are great dancers, but they’re not choreographers or creative directors.”
Still, Burrell says that Mariah is a “world-class artist” and “a great person to work with.”
What are your thoughts, Roommates?
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