MIAMTEC wrote:I agree but I don't think Stella is the reason of the tackiness. Mariah's World's failure was because of Mariah. And tbh Glitter as well. The story line in glitter was about everyone else but her. the same happened on E! She keeps trying to tell her side of the story but when she has the opportunity it's not about her at all. this show can be different and I always hope so but tbh she needs to let it go a little (maybe a lot lol). Take directions, trust people who are capable of doing their jobs and focus on giving a nice product. all this control is like she is not even there in the end doing the most important part of the gig.
I do blame Mariah for the ultimate ending of Mariah's World BUT you are saying that she needs to let go and trust people to do their job and that's what she did with Mariah's World. She trusted Stella who has a lot of experience in reality tv and the outcome was less than desired. You can't say she has to trust people when she does and it turns out not the best. Same thing happened with Glitter tbh, that was her first film and the directors/producers couldn't capture the essence of her story and they're supposed to be the professionals here, I mean that movie didn't even have a legit script.
I think the best approach is for Mariah to work with respected people who actually know what they're doing and she needs to take control of her OWN story because no one can tell it better than her. If she has full control of the creative aspects and the narrative, then she'd have no one to blame but herself if the end product wasn't great. But much like her albums, they are at their best when she's telling her story as authentic as possible.Not really, no. The reason Mariah works with the stellas of the world is bc they're the yes people, not bc they're good at their jobs. If you're gonna do reality tv call Mona Scott or someone really big in the industry idk. Just bc Stella is a mess doesn't mean she can produce a reality show. She wasn't even good at her fights compared to a real housewife lol. Mariah has always been known specially for us as someone who employs friends so she is able to do whatever she wants. Her best and most funny side is being shady but that is her worst enemy as well. It's her aries sun lol. Mariah doesn't give straight answers, doesn't share her real life, doesn't acknowledge her enemies existence lol.. so she is not the best person to tell her own story. You have to be able to show all sides, good and bad and Mariah will only show her right side lol. But we have to wait and see how it goes. Even this elusive persona can work with the right team like you said, if they really capture the essence.
There are so many things wrong here lol. Mariah doesn't randomly hire her friends, she hires people who she grows to become best friends, almost like family with. And regardless of who she hires, friend or otherwise, no one can tell her what to do, she's not a child so idk why you're saying she hires friends so she "do what she wants" when she do that anyway.
Second, why on earth would she hire Mona Scott??? That woman created the foolery that is Love & Hip Hop and would completely exploit Mariah so that's a resounding no. I'm not saying Stella does a good job but I was just following your logic.
Third, creating a scripted show/film is completely different from doing interviews where she'd have the freedom to be coy and avoid answering questions, obviously she wouldn't be able to do that and quite frankly, I don't think she'd want to. The whole point I of a show like this is to tell her story so not going deeper would be pointless and she knows this. Interviews are not nuanced enough to do that .
You're not following my logic, not even for a second but just bc you guys love examples and totally stay on the subject I'm gonna use another one lol. This is from Luc Besson talking about Rihanna on the set of Valerian:
Speaking of which, what’s it like to direct Rihanna?
There’s two parts: before the shooting and during the shooting. She’s one of the biggest stars in the world, so to catch her is a nightmare because, like, you have a meeting with her sometime at 2 a.m., and you’re not the last one; there is another meeting after you. She has to record a song after, and then she has to fly back somewhere. Her life is the life of a superstar, so I was afraid of that a little bit. But every time I saw her, she’s so focused and open, with no ego at all. She’ll say, “Okay, what do you want me to do?” No distance, no, Oh, you can’t film myself from here or this angle. It’s the exact opposite. When we were on the set, the entire entourage stays out of the set. She doesn’t want the entourage. So that was a pure pleasure. And it’s not so easy, what she has to do.
That's my logic and your logic too. Just bc you're a star it doesn't mean you have to do whatever you want and control everything. That's my only point. I'm not trying to hire anyone lol