67-year-old music exec Tommy Mottola has just written an open letter addressed to his ex-wife Mariah Carey, 46. Mariah and Mottola were married from 1993-1998.
The former head of Sony says in his letter: “MC is arguably the greatest pop voice to come along in the last three decades.”
He continues: “She has had more number one hits than any pop artist in history!!! She is a global icon and a treasure with incredible talent not only as a singer but as a great songwriter,” the 67-year-old continued. “What happened on NYE could’ve happened to anyone! Yes, her technical people should’ve helped pay more attention to all of it so that there was no chance of that happening..” His final point and word of advice to Mariah: “My only advice is that she should hire more seasoned and respected professionals to surround her and help her with her career!” He continues: “I would never have encouraged her or guided her to do something like a reality television show!!!!! I don’t get it!!… that does absolutely nothing for her integrity, her credibility, or her massive talent!! She should take a step back, think carefully and figure out what to do next. Certainly none of these issues or problems ever existed with her in her early days at Sony for the first 10 years when she skyrocketed to global superstardom!! Where absolutely meticulous and methodical attention was paid to every single detail and nuance that went on into her career!”