Mariah Carey Trashed By Former Choreographer
Mariah Carey’s former creative director and choreographer Anthony Burrell is blasting his former employer. In a recent interview, Anthony explains why some suggest that the mega star’s recent performances seem to lack enthusiasm.
It’s just typical Mariah. Mariah is clear: when she doesn’t wanna do something, she doesn’t do it. She’s performing with lackluster and no f*cks given, and it’s taking away her star. Working with an artist like Mariah, who’s not a mover first, it’s always a challenge to get them to think physically and not just vocally.
You always have to keep in mind that they’re a singer first. The priority is not teaching them 100 counts of 8, or endless routines. I wanted to give Mariah a modern push to revamp her, give her a fresher, more modern feel, make her more aware of her body and her lines, and not look like her feet hurt when she’s walking. You’re a legend. But you don’t care, your team doesn’t care. They’re not guiding and directing her. She’s back to where she was before. It’s not like she’s never looked this bad before; I just stepped her game up.
He also notes that Mariah’s team is not as experienced as they should be adding,
It felt like they were so new at their jobs, and had no direction. When you’re green, you’re playing things by trial and error, and there were a lot of errors. I was very vocal about things that weren’t right. When you try to take a shortcut and you don’t know the clues, you’re bound to get fucked up or screwed, because you don’t have the experience of running a tour or a billion-dollar empire. Some of the dancers her team hired are great dancers, but they’re not choreographers or creative directors.