The name Tommy Mottola is one which factors into the success and drama narratives of many a musician. Indeed, in a number of such cases, the music exec has played both the “hero” and the “villain”.
Case, point his ex-wife Mariah Carey.
As reported earlier this month, Mottola has penned a book entitled ‘Hitmaker’ which spotlights his illustrious career, as well addresses Carey’s claims that he was too controlling and abusive both “mentally and emotionally” during his time as her manager and husband in the early to mid 90s.
Naturally, then, when hitting the promo rounds in support of the biography, the 63 year old was quizzed about Mimi, as well as another megastar who famously hit out at him – Michael Jackson.
Peep his words Mariah, MJ, and more on the Today Show below…
Released the day before Mariah’s American Idol debut, ‘Hitmaker’ is available at book stores now.