Music is full of break-up songs. Carly Simon sang about some mysterious person who was impossibly vain and Greg Kihn was even more direct. Most artists, however, never make a break-up video, but then, Mariah Carey was always special.
When Tommy Mottola and Mariah Carey split back in the late 1990s, it might have seemed that Mottola, the head of Sony Music, held all the power in the situation. The NY Post ran excerpts from Mottola's new memoir including some quotes from Ms. Carey about their split:
“For me, to really get out was difficult,” she said. “[It] was not only a marriage, but a business thing where the person was in control of my life.”
“I longed for someone to come kidnap me back then,” she said. “I used to fantasize about that a lot.”
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