BeyondIdolization wrote:Okay? Benny is still hailed as this career saver too.
Just as a reminder, Mariah started being a "businesswoman" 10 years ago when she made ringtones for Pepsi, and AD for Intel and launched her first perfume under Benny's management. I guess he wasn't money hungry though for having her do all that.
I do think a lot of the criticism is rooted in misogyny. Fans were not attacking Benny for doing basically the same things.
He was though, in the sense he was the manager that got her career back to what was possible at that time. Back in 2005, it was still potentially viable to get Mariah back to that spot she'd fallen from, turning around all the terrible public perceptions and getting her hit after hit, plus a mega selling album. In 2016, Stella may be doing the same thing by getting Mariah back to the best possible position within the realms of where her career is at now.
Benny totally resurrected Mariah back to that record shattering, chart conquering popstar we all knew her for.
Stella may have realised that just isn't possible musically in 2016, so Mariah needs to get back on top but in a different way. A new approach for a new age.