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Watch: The Word On…Mariah Carey

Published: Monday 8th Apr 2013 by Sam

As one of music’s most enduring and iconic divas, it’s only natural that the mention of “Mariah Carey” evokes reactions of both the positive and not so positive persuasions. Indeed, it goes without saying that the 43-year-old superstar has become quite a polarizing figure in recent years.

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With a headline-grabbing spot on American Idol secured and new material due this year, 2013 is set to feature a whole lot of Mimi – which got us thinking. After a 20 year plus career, what does “new” Mariah Carey means to a radically different music industry?

Yes, she’s a legend who’s done it all, has nothing to prove, so and so forth. Yet, in actively making a bid to remain relevant to the current music market, Carey is ultimately competing with the current crop of Pop divas. The Beyonce‘s, the Rihanna‘s, the GaGa‘s, and even the Nicki Minaj‘s. Don’t believe? Just ask her record label. For, at the end of the day, profit margins don’t recognize who is more of a dancer, who is more of a vocalist, and who has done did it all. In no uncertain terms, they recognize and reward whoever sold most.

In any case, with new Mimi on the horizon, That Grape Juice’s Patrick hit the streets of Hollywood to see what the masses think of Mimi currently and gauge what climate she can expect when her new project is rolled out.

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  1. Hive April 8, 2013

    The Word is….TIRED!

    • Hive April 8, 2013

      As in Mariahs tired

    • Thorne April 8, 2013

      I dont know why she should be competing for the same demographic as Rihanna, Nicki and Beyonce….
      She is ICONIC, and serves as an inspiration t these youngsters and even the everyday Joes and Janes.

      Barbra Striesand, Celine Dion, Micheal Bolton (ARTIESTES from that era) still sell millions, and haven’t change their styles to suit a younger demographic….
      She shouldn’t have to either. The TRUE Mariah fans (not the casual listener) want her to go back to Mariah Carey, Emotions, MusicBox, Daydream and Butterfly Styles….

      SHE SHOULD LISTEN…..

    • Reply April 8, 2013

      I agree with the light skin girl. Mariah should do age appropriate thing (As Mary J. Blige does) and don’t try to chase the kids.
      But in all honesty, MJB has a huge crowd and fanbase cuz she’s so real. Mariah is the contrary

  2. RICHANDBLACK11 April 8, 2013

    Sam no shade no T, ALL SHADE AND ALL T , do you have any cute people that work for you.

    • CrowLenz April 8, 2013

      -__________- —–>_/

      • RICHANDBLACK11 April 8, 2013

        The only _/ I can take is on your horrible FACE….now shut up UGLY

  3. Navy Sailor!!! April 8, 2013

    “The video is currently unavailable”

  4. Angie April 8, 2013

    I saw her Australia New Years Show and SHE WAS AMAZING! ACapella and everything. Im still checking her she is living legend that still slays.

    • Deena April 8, 2013

      Yes! I saw it on Youtube and i was actually surprised. Her voice is definitely back.

  5. XtinaaLovee April 8, 2013

    Im just wondering why she hasn’t retired yet

    • Roc Nation is the new Bad Boy April 8, 2013

      Yeah, 2 back to back flop albums, it’s definitely time for Xtina to hang it up.

      • XtinaaLovee April 8, 2013

        Excuse me????

      • NΛVI April 8, 2013

        oOps. DEATH

      • Navy Sailor!!! April 8, 2013

        KII

      • RICHANDBLACK11 April 8, 2013

        _________________________________________

    • DOSSOME April 8, 2013

      She’s not going anywhere and even after she dies,haters will have to deal with ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU slaying every december for the rest of eternity

  6. DOSSOME April 8, 2013

    All i want from Mariah is GOOD music,& that is something she’s given me in abundance for the last 23yrs…She’s worked extremely hard & whichever way you will want to put it,this woman has paid her dues..

    *plays can’t take that away*

    • RICHANDBLACK11 April 8, 2013

      How was it last night, I missed it hanging out in all this final 4 mess.

      • DOSSOME April 8, 2013

        @Richandblack11
        Wrestlemania???AWESOME..TAKER and PUNK saved were EVERYTHAAAANG!!!I was kinda disappointed with the CENA/ROCK match and DIDDY’s performance epic mess…compared to last year’s mania,i was kinda disappointed but the set and TAKER were amazing…..in future though,for a big event,they should invite real performers who hardly disappoint to grace the event..3.5/5 for me

  7. JARED (WHITE DUDE) April 8, 2013

    I do agree with some of the sentiments/points that were made regarding her “music”… Mariah needs to “STOP” trying to so hard to “COMPETE” with today’s market and revert back to the “Classic Mariah” that her fans know and love. Me, personally, 1990 – 2005.

    – 225M Records sold WW
    – 18 U.S #1 Singles
    – One of the most “influential” voices of post-modern times and in contemporary music history.

    Who is anybody to say that should stop ‘singing’ and retire? It’s her job… I could care less about the state of her voice; I’m just glad that her, Celine and Barbra are still alive – after the passing of Whitney (R.I.P), we need “REAL” singers to show us what talent is like because this era, thus far; record labels haven’t been promoting any.

    • MC 4 LYF B**** April 8, 2013

      YOU HIT THE NAIL RIGHT ON THE F****** HEAD!!!

      PREEEEEEEEEEACH SIS!!!

    • SIERRA April 8, 2013

      I agree…

  8. Navy Sailor!!! April 8, 2013

    That queen with the buck teeth in the black draiiiined me!

    I like Mariah. I didn’t like her last album, but I liked everything before that. And I don’t agree with the light skinned chick with the buck teeth. She can target both young and old. She always has. As long as the music is good, people will support!

  9. MC 4 LYF B**** April 8, 2013

    M.C IS A LEGEND AND AN ICON!!!!!!!

    F*** THE HATERS.

    • XtinaaLovee April 8, 2013

      M.C. is a less attractive version of xtina

      • MC 4 LYF B**** April 8, 2013

        And you’re GRANDMOTHER is a less attractive version of my Latino, hairy ass!!!

        You may have seat B****

        >>>>>>>

      • Roc Nation is the new Bad Boy April 8, 2013

        And Xtina is a less successful version of MC.

    • CrowLenz April 8, 2013

      Xtina is less attractive version of miss piggy…. oh b**** you WILL DEAL!!!! kii

  10. POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 8, 2013

    i will be real with this s*** and state the obvious , @SAM is a f*****’ barb and mariah has a fued/beef/publicity stunt to increase ratings/whatever with that pink chimpanzee-lookin’ ass clown from the same country as his , so….. of course it will be biased as f***. :mrgreen:

    also god forbid me to watch or listen to that host talkin’ more than 2 seconds. 🙄

    • XtinaaLovee April 8, 2013

      Nicki>>> Mariah

      • Roc Nation is the new Bad Boy April 8, 2013

        And where will Nicki be in 20 years? No, wait, make that TWO years from now?

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 8, 2013

        in your floptus world.

      • XtinaaLovee April 8, 2013

        Pop royalty thats tired sweetie come up with something new you Stan for Rihanna one min then Beyonce the next you fake phony fat h**

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 8, 2013

        @ROC :

        don’t waste yo time with iT.

      • Angie April 8, 2013

        Why would you even compare them?.

  11. Roc Nation is the new Bad Boy April 8, 2013

    Instead of trying to be relevant to folks who weren’t born until the late 90s and early 00s, MC should just make the music she wants and not worry about sales, because 10-15 years from now, she’ll STILL be around, no matter how many “flop” songs or albums she has between now and then, while a lot of these currently hot artists will have fallen off the radar by 2014 or 2015.

    • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 8, 2013

      her and madonna should do what you say Tbh.

      and you shouldn’t have shaded “GAGA” with your latest sentence 😉

    • mob April 8, 2013

      Now this I can agree with! She should always stay in her lane and make folks follow her lead. Let me also add, I don’t know how she’s going to promote herself this go around as she is now 43 and the mother of twins. Will she still be tipping around in her size small bra/t-shirt and pum pum shorts? 0_o Or will se cultivate a more age-appropriate style?

      • Teflon Boy April 8, 2013

        How do u solve a problem like Mariah?

        Tbh I think some of the obstacles people have with her are soooo frickin easy to fix I don’t know why she’s so reluctant to address them. Case in point, HIre a Goddamn Stylist! Lol Ok, rant over but like seriously…, artists like herself do not have to be shape shifters like Madonna/Rihanna re: their evolving look, however I do think a little less of the lycra and a bit more with the structured ‘age appropriate’ tailoring would go along way to working in her favour.., to borrow a phrase, the ‘eternally twelve’ thing was a ‘moment’ that was cute for 5min but now I need (as a devoted but fed up Lamb) to think a little outside the box and just try something new with her look. Sooo many people sleep on her because of all the nonsense.

        Music aside The Emancipation was such a game changer for her because it ushered in a sophisticated maturity (while still being s***) that her audience had been craving for a long time. At to it the music on Mimi was also sophisticated and mature and the whole industry fell back in love with her. I think the same is totally possible if she is willing to evolve a little. Enough with the tart-look and more with the grown and s***.

  12. Lamb O boy April 8, 2013

    I think people are always ready to count Mariah out.
    But then she always bounces back!
    Give her a chance and MC will deliver!

  13. Navy Sailor!!! April 8, 2013

    Is the pigtina Stan mad because the public draaaagged her on the last “The Word On…” 😆

    “She was hot in her heyday…..the 90’s” 😆 kii

    • XtinaaLovee April 8, 2013

      B**** keep it cute before I drag Rihanna h** ass

      • Navy Sailor!!! April 8, 2013

        Rih has nothing to do with this. So why don’t you drag your FAT ASS to best buy and purchase a few copies of FLOPONIC & FLOPTUS f***** 😆

        Mariah>>>>>>>Floptina

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 8, 2013

        Seriously , you need to drag your OWN ass and but another 10 Copies from “LOTUS” so it can get certified double trash bag.

        and now is your chance , it’s even discounted 😆 .

        honestly tho , what’s worse than a discounted flop , huh ?

        so , i think you NEED to keep it all the way CUTE if you really love your fav and you do not want your feelings get hurt , don’t spend too much time in this post trying to shade some legend like MC “WHILE” you stan for a b**** everyone can shade , yes , everyone , even P!nk fans.

      • CiCi Slaaaaaays April 8, 2013

        Leave Christina alone you evil b******

  14. XtinaaLovee April 8, 2013

    Xtina>>>> Your Favs

    • RICHANDBLACK11 April 8, 2013

      Heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy

      • QueenBarb April 8, 2013

        Isnt Beyonce just as big as Christina?

      • CiCi Slaaaaaays April 8, 2013

        Oooooooo….lol

      • RICHANDBLACK11 April 8, 2013

        Beyonce not even fat tho@queenbarb that shade was weak try again.

      • Jas April 8, 2013

        @QueenBarb Idk? Why don’t you ask Nick. Im sure she used some of that fat and injected it into her fake deformed ass.

  15. QueenBarb April 8, 2013

    Mariah is old ugly tired washed up n fat no one guna buy the new album whenever she plans on releasing it..

    • Common Sense April 8, 2013

      Kind of like no one is buying Nicki’s shitty album? You know the one she’s re-released like 10 times now?

  16. CiCi Slaaaaaays April 8, 2013

    MiMi the drag Queen can just hang it up now

    • Navy Sailor!!! April 8, 2013

      Says the Ciara “Hermaphrodite” Harris stan. Kiii 😆

      • CiCi Slaaaaaays April 8, 2013

        Oh ok gurl… Thats all you have mama?

      • Navy Sailor!!! April 8, 2013

        That’s all I need because Ciaras career shades itself 😆

      • Rita is Queen April 8, 2013

        Rihanna swallows loads of c**

      • Navy Sailor!!! April 8, 2013

        A Rita stan calling Rihanna a w****? Oh the irony 😆

      • Rita is Queen April 8, 2013

        Ask Rihanna how it feels to be Chris punching bag mkay?

      • Navy Sailor!!! April 8, 2013

        Okay, after you ask Rita how it feels to be the industry’s s**** bank.

  17. Kate Middleton April 8, 2013

    Beyonce sucks and I now hate her guts. I am joining others now.

    • RICHANDBLACK11 April 8, 2013

      Sybil have you taken your MEDS for the day.

    • Robyn Fenty (The STD infected goat) April 8, 2013

      Gurl, when have you ever been a Beyonce fan?
      Do you have multiple personality disorder?

      • Tash April 8, 2013

        No it just has multiple accounts. Probably forgot to change its name again.

  18. Music Soul Harmony April 8, 2013

    The word is she’s iconic. Lessers will deal.

    • CiCi Slaaaaaays April 8, 2013

      The word is fat ass

      • Common Sense April 8, 2013

        What is Ciara’s, irrelevant? Or never-was? Or never will be? Your basic fav was only marginally relevant for a few months in 2004, so have a seat b****.

  19. Theman April 8, 2013

    Just because u make music for all demographics, does not mean that u are trying to compete with anyone. Mariah is leaps and bounds above these chicks. Sam ole hating is a hypocrite. “MC” is one of the greatest artists ever, shut up and give her the credit she deserves. A lot these silly people aren’t used to legit talent. They like clowns and cartoon acts. See Nicki. But those album sales tho..

  20. Kate Middleton April 8, 2013

    UGH!!!! Not you again, whoever you are why are you still using my account?

    Weak sauce Bit$h.

  21. Rita is Queen April 8, 2013

    Mariah is truly irrelevant like she had her time to shine she needs to bow out gracefully she’s sloppy &old now

    • Common Sense April 8, 2013

      And Rita needs to accept that no one is or ever will be checking for her and bow out gracefully while she’s behind. She has never been relevant and is too basic to ever be relevant.

  22. Music Soul Harmony April 8, 2013

    Nicki is already washed up tho. Black ppl sick of her and now white
    Ppl will soon be over her flop a**! MC is at a level where nicki
    Will never touch in 10 years. By then ppl will be saying “Nicki who?
    Oh that flop gimmick that had superbass or some s***. Is she dead?”
    BYE.

    • Navy Sailor!!! April 8, 2013

      Yes. Nicki is a joke in the black community, and it’s all her fault 😆

  23. Nubian Nadia April 8, 2013

    I see the fighters are UPSET because Queen Mimi’s career has lasted for 24 years, while their fav peaked after a measley 7 years. And Ciara stans talking trash? Ha. Her career didn’t even last five years. Get at me when those flop whores have accomplished A QUARTER of what Mariah Carey-Cannon has. Smooches b******!

  24. DOSSOME April 8, 2013

    It’s xtina,ciara,nicki stans attempting to throw shade…the jokes write themselves…i’m expecting kat deluna,khia,kardashian stans to join the party as well

    • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 8, 2013

      you forgot kelly rowland’s remaining 2 fans in here…….. oh and that nicole stan as well……

  25. Music Soul Harmony April 8, 2013

    “I didn’t know she sang. I thought she rapped or whatever.”-MC
    Hahahahaha….#dismissed

  26. RIHANNA IS MY FAVOURITE: CRACK W**** April 8, 2013

    I see the ‘Bi-Polar Arab’ is back… SMH.

    Well, not here in middle america or Europe 🙂

    ANYWAY, YES MARIAH… Queeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen.

  27. Rita is Queen April 8, 2013

    Ciara Rita Xtina>>> Mariah

  28. mc the place to be!! April 8, 2013

    im just ready for mariah in may. I’m happy that shes not using idol to promote anything because to be honest she doesnt need it, even though triumphant didn’t do well when that came out people were talking about from left to right and almost home has the potential to becoming a hit all she need to do is promote it and perform it but it’s for a movie it’s not going to be on her album. She’s doing idol and i think that’s her main focus right now and doing whatever left to her album she said it’s done she has enough songs she’s just making it right for us lambs:) i think if she released something now she would be overworked and everything would be rushed with no essence just work.

    • . : : h 2 o : : . April 8, 2013

      KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII.

  29. Mary-Ann Tatum April 8, 2013

    That Grape Juice needs to PULL this video like now. It is a HOT MESS. “The Already Home singer…” SERIOUSLY?? DOES ANYONE FACT CHECK THIS SCRIPT?!

  30. mob April 8, 2013

    WHAT IN THE HELL IS HE WEARING? 0_O

    I don’t know how I feel about her releasing new material? I have never been a big MC fan although I have appreciated a few of her hits over the years. It would be interesting to see where Mimi would place among the Rihanna’s, Beyonce’s, Lady Gaga’s, Nicki’s & Adele’s of modern day music? Who knows, she might surprise me?

  31. Nichole April 8, 2013

    Poor Samantha. It must be a slow news day.

    Mariah is one of the all time greats, and she can bounce back if she plays her cards right.

    99% of the folks you Stan for, Samantha, doesn’t even have half of Mariah’s talent.

    Hell. You still trying to make Rita Who happen, but she ain’t happening. I don’t see any other blog talking about her except for this one.

  32. Theman April 8, 2013

    This site has no credibility. MC has her own fans and admirers. How the f*ck is this site gonna try to reduce her stature to that of the current garbage. That’s the issue with blogs like this, y’all see everything as a competition, as opposed to everyone doing their own thing. None of these current chicks are in her league period. Her music is completely different from theirs. We’re u saying that Mary was against this or that so called artist? This site is trash. When and if she succeeds as she usually does y’all are gonna be up her a**. Pathetic….

  33. JOHNVIDAL April 8, 2013

    Except for a couple of girls everybody on that video praised Mariah (as they should) but not only that, they said they were interested in what she … video about Janet Jackson and I´m not shading her but most people even the ones who respect her said she should stop releasing music (not my opinion, just saying what those people said), of course when they have made a video about lessers people were totally divided. I mean, Mariah is one of the big big ones, people deep inside even the haters know she´s capable of doing it huge way. Not that I didn´t know new music is coming, but this video got me all excited about it 🙂
    Of course, apart from the music being good enough she would need crazy support from her label and media. But who doesn´t? If they did what they just did with Justin Timberlake (great album but not the best in the last 2 years or something to sell that much, so above everybody else, unfair) she would have no problems to have some big sales in the USA. I´m totally sure about that. But for that they should spend big money to do some great promo videos, radio deals and all the crazy Justin overload in all the shows in the USA. I mean, now that I know Jimmy Fallon is such a big Mariah Carey fan, the least they could do is a deal to promote Mariah the whole week (apart from other big shows). Mariah has more relevancy when it comes to interest in new music in the USA than even Madonna (talking about the big ones still satnding). They could do it. But it´s so probable this won´t happen. But oh well, at least she´ll serve good music and good vocals. Everytime she prepares an album for a little bit longer than just year between albums(like she did most of the time) the result was better then usual (which means greatness)

    • JOHNVIDAL April 8, 2013

      I meant to say:
      Except for a couple of girls everybody on that video praised Mariah (as they should) but not only that, they said they were interested in what she had to offer. I remember they made a video The Word on… Janet Jackson….

      • Teflon Boy April 8, 2013

        The thing to remember with Mariah as well is that she is such a prolific songwriter and has such awareness of the music industry that she is very capable of adapting with the times and each project usually serves a specific purpose. Put it this way, I have come to believe that she puts out music for a number of reasons, not always to chart and not always because it means something to her…, sometimes to make money and chart high i.e. the more gimmicky music she sometimes does I believe is just to pay the bills rather than attain critical success. The back story attached to Butterfly and Mimi had Mariah in thematically creative places.., if she’s there again then we’ll get amazing music. If she is producer hoping for different sounds, then that’s her business head and while the music won’t be as deep it’ll serve it’s purpose in re-establishing her at radio. Personally, I want the former.

  34. . : : h 2 o : : . April 8, 2013

    la éré baby!

    #neaux1currrrr

  35. Belladonna April 8, 2013

    Ivy Winters looking b****

  36. Robyn Fenty (The STD infected goat) April 8, 2013

    Hang it up you old fat bish.

  37. Suicide Blonde April 8, 2013

    I see some people throwing some shades to Madonna, I could but i won’t cuz you just have to say her name and walk away…¡MADONNA!…tries to scream the other name and you will see how automatically does not sound with the same power.

    On Topic: Mariah’s a legend and she should be treated like that, her music, videos, promo, best producers, best of the best.

  38. JER April 8, 2013

    I have one question: WHAT is that thumbnail? That ugly ass face that queen is making…. grrrl…. make it cute

  39. Mark111 April 8, 2013

    Always a black b**** telling someone to hang it up. But she was right about catering to your age group, I mean, they were the people who bought your music 20 years ago. The strat is dead, the whole release a song and throw whatever new rapper on it is done and clearly isn’t working anymore. YES, MC has been in this was 20 years, but the reason she’s a wack ass judge is because she not smart, I’m 100% sure that MC did not do the talking in the meetings in the past 20 years, she’s just the product.

    • Pon_de April 8, 2013

      So ignorant. 20+ in the game comes from owning your craft and having undeniable talent and business savvy. Check the receipts because all artists and suits that have worked with her say that MC knows the business in and out of the studio. As for judging…you new kids think popping off at the mouth and cutting folks all the time is cute. Shrewd judges like Keith and Mariah understand the power of perception. Blending mentorship with encouraging critique endears you to the middle America audience that ain’t about antics and rudeness. It’s about relationship building, which is clearly something Nicki doesn’t understand. Otherwise she wouldn’t have been so steam pressed when Barbara Walters side kicked on Mariah shading Nicki’s entire existence.

      • Mark111 April 8, 2013

        I can put that whole paragraph in one sentence. She f***** the right guy to get in the game. Next!

      • Pon_de April 8, 2013

        Gurl boom bam. Miss me with those lies and deceit but do stay mad while Queen MC stays paid!

  40. Fifi April 8, 2013

    Her song is called ALMOST HOME not Already Home. Moron !

  41. Gigi April 8, 2013

    Mariah Carey isn’t competing with anybody but herself !!! She is in her own category !

  42. Real20 April 8, 2013

    Mariah isn’t going anywhere she not competing with non of these current artist she makes hits and great music she always makes out on top you will all see this is a new day turty have of the Artists now won’t last another ten years simply because they can’t adapt to new generation and sounds she and madonna can dont hate it shows your fears nuff said

  43. Mother Mariah April 8, 2013

    You predictable queens always say the same s***.

    -She’s old.
    -She’s fat.
    -She needs to hang it up.
    -Almost Home
    -Triumphant

    Get some new material.

    Mariah is nothing short of ICONIC. And for her to remain RELEVANT for over 23 years, is a feat which should be celebrated, not hated. Half of yall faves didn’t and won’t even last a decade. 🙂

  44. TheOne April 9, 2013

    Mariah Is simply the best to ever do it! God given talent will always prevail!

  45. BeyoncesWigBrusher April 9, 2013

    First and foremost Mariah is a living legeng. Learn it, Understand it, and Know it.

    Secondly, there is no comparing Mariah to Rihanna or Nicki.

    Thirdly, if you dont like Mariah, why even comment or even read this post?

    and lastly,

    When your FAV hits the 200Mill sold and has written most of her number 1’s then you are allowed to READ but until then please have a STADIUM FULL OF SEATS!

    • BeyoncesWigBrusher April 9, 2013

      Living Legend* ……. I am typing like Fantasia!

  46. Nenes50thousandDollarTeeth April 12, 2013

    I just want a Mariah and Beyonce duet…. do you know how EPIC that would BE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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