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Nick Cannon Slams Reports Of Mariah Carey Joining X Factor

 

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With more cuts and switcheroos than Destiny’s Child, the X Factor panel has seen two judges and one host axed from its regular lineup just this week.  Such dismissals instantly ushered in whispers of who would replace female judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul.  And, while names like Nicki Minaj and Kelly Rowland were instantly tossed around, no name has had the rumor mill buzzing more than Mariah Carey.

Unlike Minaj and Rowland, the ‘Hero’ hitmaker was rumored to be part of the original cast of the show during its first American season as show creator, Simon Cowell, repeatedly made public pleas for the songstress to guest his show.  But, as the buzz reaches a feverish pitch, Mr. Mariah Carey husband Nick Cannon has stepped in to slam all reports that the singer will be joining the X Factor crew.

Citing her legendary status as cause she would be uninterested, read more from Cannon after the jump:

Via EW:

“Like Nicole Scherzinger, my wife is not a fan of judging people. Nicole actually did say that she is used to performing, and the judging thing is not really natural for her. I really think that a lot of entertainers feel that way and I think these shows are really good shows, but when you get someone of status, or just big-time, career-wise, to do these shows, I personally think it’s a step down.”

“Why would would my wife want to be on a show like that? For somebody who has a legendary career, I don’t know why they would do that.”

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Interestingly, some may argue that being a judge on such a ratings winner would guarantee chart success.  However, J.Lo (besides the mega hit that was ‘On the Floor’), Abdul, Scherzinger, and other judges on the show who tried to use its publicity to their own advantage did not see long term (if any) results.  Could Nick be onto something by shielding Mariah from taking the same road?

Do you think Mariah Carey is ‘too legendary’ for X Factor?

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    February 1, 2012 at 10:53 pm
    DRB says:
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    If you had nothing else going on at the time, it seems like an easy gig and even easier money but she’s has an album out this year, not happening.

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    February 1, 2012 at 11:04 pm
    Misfit says:
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    That joke about DC had me rolling! Lol!

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    February 1, 2012 at 11:06 pm
    i know says:
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    AGREE WITH NICHOLAS!!!

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    February 1, 2012 at 11:24 pm
    Mr bradshaw says:
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    Mariah is def too legendary to be on a flop show.

    They need to face facts. The voice has stepped in and took over. I stopped watchin American idol years ago and didn’t even bother with the Xfactor.

    Way to go NIck. He subtly threw shade and i live. He dragged real quick and cute. Mariah is one of the better girls. Leave those gimmicky shows to lessors who need a crutch to save their careers.

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    February 1, 2012 at 11:25 pm
    Diane says:
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    Ashanti and Pink.

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    February 1, 2012 at 11:28 pm
    RATEDX( LEGENDS ARE BORN NOT BOUGHT) says:
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    I agree to certain parts he said…

    necole needed the show, because without the p**** cat dolls, her career has been down the shitter..

    now my MiMi on the other hand..doesnt have s*** else to prove to the world…she doesnt have to sell another record in her life..

    shes already a legend..true legend, who actually made an impact in the music world…everytime you hear an r&b/pop song with a rapper on it..Mimi made that possible..

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    February 1, 2012 at 11:30 pm
    Xadax says:
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    Well Aguilera never did on the 1st season.

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    February 1, 2012 at 11:33 pm
    RATEDX( LEGENDS ARE BORN NOT BOUGHT) says:
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    he did throw alot of shade though…lol

    I dont even watch these shows..american idol.xfactor..the voice..

    to me they are boring…..and how many of these winners actually becomes a huge superstar..its very rare….

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    February 1, 2012 at 11:35 pm
    kevin says:
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    Mr. Bradshaw

    I won’t use as many gay metaphors as you, but Mariah is indeed of a crutch…better yet…a difibulator to save her career. Right now in the present, she’s in no better shape career wise than Kelly or Nicole. Memiors Of An Imperfect Angel was a sales disaster, Angels Advocate was cancelled and her supporting tour was plagued with issues not to mention alot of bad reviews. For Nick to step out and speak for her in itself is a downgrade and he has insulted Christina, Kelly and Nicole with his whole “downgrade” rant. He should’ve kept his mouth shut.

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    February 2, 2012 at 1:23 am
    Mr Bradshaw says:
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    I hate when people use one “flop” CD as an excuse to wipe away decades of history making music.

    Memoirs might not have sold what Mariah usually sells but that album was amazing and it still went gold. Which in today’s climate is good for anyone.

    Nick told the truth. Sorry your faves got ran over and tire treads left on their foreheads in the process Kevin. What’s worse is that Nicole STILL coukdnt revive her career although bless her heart she did try while on Xfactor.

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    February 2, 2012 at 1:50 am
    Theman says:
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    Also, Memoirs spawned a top7 “Hot100″ hit that sold about or nearly 2 million units. That is just one album. Mariah gains her success on her own. Her success isn’t dependent upon a reality show. She is a huge huge star. She shouldn’t be a perm. judge. But making appearances here and there will be cool. Kelly’s latest offering didn’t even sale 300k yet. She had her biggest r&b hit recently and that still didn’t help her album. At Mariah’s worse she goes/ gold/platinum with a hit single. That is nowhere near the same thing as Kelly. What are you smoking???

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    February 2, 2012 at 2:01 am
    Aishaaguilerakeys says:
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    I agree w/ NC, I’ve always thought the same about MC joining this show.

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    February 2, 2012 at 2:16 am
    kevin says:
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    Theman

    Jlo had an even bigger hit and her career isn’t based on one reality show either…but guess what? Her music career is tanking. Same with Mariah.

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    February 2, 2012 at 2:24 am
    kevin says:
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    Mr. Bradshaw

    That would be one “flop” cd, one “cancelled” cd and one “half baked” tour. Let’s keep it real here. My faves aren’t being discussed here but I still say that Mimi isn’t breaking new ground with a 500K seller and a top 10 hit. You’re right in the sense that it doesn’t diminish her career accomplishments but were all about artists staying current and currently Mimi is struggling.

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    February 2, 2012 at 2:36 am
    MISHKA says:
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    * HALLELUJAH! *

    I agree with him 100%.

    Mariah is a diva, a legend. Her status will plummet in two weeks if she gets on these shows.

    Jennifer Lopez is a diva but she’s not legendary, she hustled her way to the top and most of the time it had nothing to do with her singing or her dance moves. American Idol was the perfect lifebelt for her career.

    Let’s not forget that Aerosmith, Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera were never the clear frontrunners in their prime. But U2, Mariah, Whitney, Janet, Beyonce were. I don’t want to see legends ruining their legacy just for this.

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    February 2, 2012 at 2:44 am
    jeremydante says:
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    hahahah straight shaded J. LO

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    February 2, 2012 at 3:10 am
    number1k9 says:
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    Mariah won’t do the show simply because she is too DIVA for the show. Which is good bc she would be such a bore and give off way too much DIVA for my liking.

    And excuse me…. American Idol has done WONDERS for Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, etc.

    Just because Nicole Shitsinger can’t achieve solo success, and Paula Abdul’s singles during Idol didn’t hit on…..

    I’ll stab Jennifer since you tried to say these shows don’t do ANYTHING for re-starting careers.

    1) “On The Floor” -huge success
    2) Most Beautiful Woman
    3) Fiat ad
    4) New Kohls clothing line
    5) MULTIPLE 2012 movie roles
    6) Venus ads seen more again on TV
    7) Loreal/personal care ads more prominent
    …the list continues.

    But most of all she pocketed over 10 million for a single season. J.Lo has had a super impressivbe career before Idol, but you can’t deny these shows DO help any celeb out…. That is especially if the show is successful!

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    February 2, 2012 at 3:46 am
    Bey is legend says:
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    I couldnt agree with Nick more. Honestly if Nicki & Katy also agree to it, they are stupid. Contemporary artists should be on their grind not sitting on one spot for months. Whoever said its an easy gig has it completely wrong, theres alot more that goes in than sittin thru rubbish singing for 2hrs twice a week.

    Mariah is too relevant for d show #period just cancel the damn thing. I read from another tabloid he wants Beyonce too, omg i swear if Bey agrees to be a permanent judge on this or any other bloody reality show is the day i stop being a fan. Arrant nonsense

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    February 2, 2012 at 3:53 am
    Theman says:
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    @Kevin i smell a hater. If it isn’t on the charts then how can you say anything. JLo had a hit thanks to idol. Mariah earned hers the regular way major difference. Mariah’s album also sold much more. So your point? Mariah has atleast had a gold/platinum album at her lowest if she didn’t get a hit, so she is no way shape or form anything like the others. Another thing is Angels Advocate didn’t really matter since it didn’t actually surface, now had it been released then that would have been a different story. Clearly you are grasping for straws. Saying that she is struggling when she doesn’t have anything out currently just has you looking crazy delusional.

    @Number we are speaking about music in particular. Yes JLo earned a hit, but that was it. She had a minor one afterwards, but the album still didn’t achieve gold status. Also, Christina was on the voice not idol.

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    February 2, 2012 at 4:08 am
    TIMMI says:
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    “Do you think Mariah Carey is ‘too legendary’ for X Factor?”

    YES

    YES

    YES

    YES

    AND YES.

    #ThatsAll

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    February 2, 2012 at 4:10 am
    Gus says:
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    Yessssss Mariah is perfect for this!!!! Others in the judge will be katy perry, pink, mary j…

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    February 2, 2012 at 4:18 am
    JER says:
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    Mariah IS too legendary. Leave reality TV to Toni Braxton

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    February 2, 2012 at 4:46 am
    salem says:
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    We’re talking about a 40+ woman who dresses like a s*** in a 17 year old’s video making suggestive eyes at him…too legendary?

    Here is a reality check for you Nick:
    Mariah sure as hell isn’t too “legendary”, because she doesn’t act the part of a legend! Her music sure isn’t legendary; and she just sold crap on HSN and a spokesperson for Jenny Craig…yet she is too “legendary?” LMAO!

    Legends aren’t media whores who pimp themselves out to try and stay relevant! Barbara Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson and so forth are legends who could afford getting away with saying this, but Mariah and her childish self is a laughing stock.

    I hope NBC fires Nick’s ass for this comment. Isn’t he a host on the same type of show he doesn’t want his “legendary” wife a part of? He just insulted all judges as well.

    Grow the f*ck up Nick, you and your wife are irrelevant!

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    February 2, 2012 at 6:18 am
    YOOSONDALOOSE says:
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    I think she should you know, maybe just for the live series or something I don’t know how they should do it, but it would raise her status again.

    But then again she doesn’t need this. Hmmm… a tough one this!

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    February 2, 2012 at 7:09 am
    E11 says:
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    Mariah needs to concentrate on her escape plans from ‘THE DREAM’.
    She does not need to be a judge. judging shows is def a step down… That’s like having Celine or Madonna as a judge…

    No ma’am, No thanks

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    February 2, 2012 at 9:00 am
    JohnVidal says:
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    YEEEEESSSSSS
    She is legandary! In fact too legendary for that! I mean you can´t put those girls you are talking about in the same sentence (JLo, and the rest, not even Xtina Aguilera at all)

    @salem
    Keep dreaming if you think Janet Jackson is more legendary than Mariah Carey. Pretty please. Fact are out there to check for you. Not even in the USA, so you can imagine worldwide. Seriously I respect Janet but why are so many Janet fans on here? I mean the delusional ones? Like when TGJ made that poll about the ebst diva and many were chosing Janet over Mariah, Whitney, Barbra, Celine, etc… hmm NO

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    February 2, 2012 at 9:44 am
    Bobby Bulgaria says:
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    We don’t need that, do we…

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    February 2, 2012 at 10:03 am
    Jed says:
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    He should say truth that nobody wants her. These shows are huge platforms for artists. You can’t buy this kind of positive publicity. Reality runs the market today.

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    February 2, 2012 at 10:15 am
    salem says:
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    JohnVidal

    February 2, 2012 at 9:00 am

    YEEEEESSSSSS
    She is legandary! In fact too legendary for that! I mean you can´t put those girls you are talking about in the same sentence (JLo, and the rest, not even Xtina Aguilera at all)

    @salem
    Keep dreaming if you think Janet Jackson is more legendary than Mariah Carey. Pretty please. Fact are out there to check for you. Not even in the USA, so you can imagine worldwide. Seriously I respect Janet but why are so many Janet fans on here? I mean the delusional ones? Like when TGJ made that poll about the ebst diva and many were chosing Janet over Mariah, Whitney, Barbra, Celine, etc… hmm NO
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    Janet is far more legendary than Mariah. Are f*cking serious? Janet has been in this business since she was 8 dumb c*nt! Janet was a legend out the womb, Mariah became a s*** when she was f****** producers and rappers for beats and hits!

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    February 2, 2012 at 10:19 am
    Teflon Boy says:
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    Totally agree with Nick, being a judge on these shows is somewhat of a step down for someone with real star status, legendary talent and artistry. I like Kelly but let’s be honest with the exception of Motivation her solo career has been mostly lacklustre so a gig on the British X Factor was a good move, albeit one that didn’t work to her favour due to her not reigning in her personality more. JLo I totally agree with Mishka, is a Diva but has gotten there via her business moves and looks not a magical level of talent a la Mariah, MJ etc. Lastly, I will defend Christina simply because while it is somewhat of a humbling move toward career revival…, on a show titled ‘The Voice’ which is supposed to be solely about great vocals, it is actually a pretty good look for her as it recognizes her talent first and foremost rather than just be ‘Oh here’s someone most of you won’t remember who had a hit in the 80’s’ #SorryPaula:/

    Case point blank: whether a fan or not the Mariah’s and Beyonce’s of the world who are still active and relevant in their careers and selling solid numbers shouldn’t be on a show like X Factor, which IMO is beyond being a washed up formula at this point. Even someone like Janet shouldn’t even be on a show like this…, Janet, Prince, Barbara I could name plenty of Legends who because of who they are are forever only one great song away from a great comeback, no Legend should stoop to a judging role on these shows.

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    February 2, 2012 at 11:55 am
    TheMan4u says:
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    i agree with Number1k9, idol has done wonders for Jlo, she had the biggest single of her career recently bigger than anything she released in her prime, not to mention the many endorsements and movie roles. mariah is hurting right now, her last studio cd didnt do well, it tanked overseas, the angels advocate cd was shelved and her Xmas cd did so-so business the first year and was outsold by her first xmas cd this past year, interest for her and her new project are not high, X-factor would be huge for her right now.

    @theman, mariah’s single only sold 1 million copies and her cd did about 700k worldwide, Jlo’s on the floor sold about 10 million copies and her cd did 800k worldwide

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    February 2, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    Man-TAK-eee says:
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    WOW, MR NICK CAREY JUST KILLED MARIAH’S PR CAMPAIGN FOR HER UP COMING FLOP Z-LISTED CD THIS YEAR… WHERE IS SHE GONNA PROMOTE CAUSE HER GOING ON IDOL WILL PROVE BOTH MR NICK CAREY DEAD WRONG AND HYPOCRITES!! MARIAH’S CAREER IS DONE! LAST FEW YRS SHE FLOPPED BIG TIME. YET SHE’S DOING D-LISTED ACTS LIKE JENNY CRAIG PROMOS, HSN APPEARANCES, QVC, ETC. ISNT THAT WHAT SUPPOSEDLY LEGENDS (FAR STRETCH IN SKRIPPER MARIAH’S HISTORY) ARE TO STAY AWAY FROM? EXACTLY… AND DONT FORGET NICK CAREY DOES AGT, ANOTHER D-LISTED REALITY SHOW HIMSELF, HMMM. DONT KICK YOURSELF IN THE ASS WHEN ACTING AN IRONIC HYPOCRITE. BESIDES, GETTING PAID $20 MIL LIKE J HO IS EASY MONEY. TONS OF ARTISTS DONT NET THAT GOING ON WORLD TOURS AFTER THE EXPENSES AND TAXES ARE DEDUCTED. SAYING ‘YES’, ‘NO’, ‘MAYBE’ IS PRETTY MUCH AN EASY f****** JOB SITTING ON YOUR ASS ALL DAY… I’M SURE TONS OF PEOPLE WOULD LOVE TO GET THAT MOOLA FOR 4 MOS OF THE YR. SMH, NICK CAREY IS A DAMN FOOL. WHERE ARE THE PR FOLKS TO SHUT HIM UP ALREADY??? TRUTH.

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    February 2, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    Theman says:
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    Clearly some of these jokers are just haters. Looooooool. This show is not for Mariah outside of doing a few appearances. As far as music is concerned the best these shows have done for alot of artists on them is help get a hit and thats it. It’s better to have a nice selling album. Even while Mimi wasn’t on these platforms her album still sold more than the ladies that were on them.

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    February 2, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    Superman says:
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    I think they should get “Know it All” Tamar Braxton to be a host cuz she “ALWAYS” on point……LOL now that would definately get a lot of VIEWERS cuz she is SO DAMN CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

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    February 2, 2012 at 4:34 pm
    kevin says:
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    Mr bradshaw

    Perhaps.its.your b*** your smelling. I have.no reason to hate on Mariah but you’re obviously throwing shade at.everyone.else.that’s.participated in this format. And check the facts because Jennifer’s song was.a.hit BEFORE the.first.episode of Idol premiered with her on it.

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    February 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm
    number1k9 says:
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    @THEMAN

    I know Christina is on The Voice…. I was initialyl just posting about American Idol-Steven and Jennifer… But thought I’d add Christina into the mix because she has sort of been revived after joing a show in the similar vein..

    Realized afterward that I had wrote that and figured ppl would have understood what I meant.

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    February 3, 2012 at 3:58 am
    Bobby Bulgaria says:
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    These shows are just too DISPOSABLE…

    Definitely NOT for MARIAH… :)

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