They have worked together in the past and they do have an amazing relationship professionally and personally. So when this news broke, it came as a shock to many.
But before you think LA Reid does not believe in the newest act on his Epic records Label, have a rethink.
LA Reid, who was once a partner at the now defunct LaFace records, which is responsible for the success of many Artistes in the 90s, made his statement out of what he believed was the reality of things.
According to him, Mariah Carey should be satisfied with getting airplay. He further explained his reason for making such statements, the famous record label executive, said that only “in the moment stars” got to top charts and stay on the radio and if Mariah can get airplay with her new single then it is worth being grateful for.
He added that artistes like Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger and Prince (among others) might bring new material out but there is no way they would climb to the top now that it is past their hey day.
We don’t know what Mariah thinks about her boss’ brutal honesty but she has been quoted saying she returned to work with him because he not only cares about her professionally, but also personally.
So maybe she would not take this too hard.