Mariah Carey is rich, bitch
Mariah Carey demeaning her assistant in Aspen (12/20)
Gotta love that oil money. From the Daily Mail:
Mariah Carey is rumoured to have been paid [$1.5million] to perform at a private celebration in London for the son of the Sultan of Brunei at the five-star Dorchester Hotel. She is understood to have performed around three hits, including Always Be My Baby, and lead a chorus of Auld Lang Syne, much to the delight of the crowd. Miss Carey had been invited to appear by Prince Azim, the billionaire 31-year-old playboy son of the Sultan of Brunei. The pair have been friends for a number of years.
The singer, her husband and their two children, along with members of her entourage, were flown from the US by private jet, before the family was put up in the [$8,000]-a-night Harlequin Suite at the prestigious hotel, which is owned by the Brunei Investment Agency.
Miss Carey, 43, performed alongside veteran star Diana Ross at the New Year’s Eve event, where other guests included model Jerry Hall and actresses Sophia Loren and Faye Dunaway.
What the hell is this? Mariah accepted cash money to perform for the Sultan of a Country that doesn’t have outrageous record of Human Rights violations? Come on, in the past Mariah’s performed for such notables as the humorless ex-General of the Libyan People’s of Gobbledygook Muammar Gaddafi, and the notoriously high-strung Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, President for Life of Angola — internationally renown for using machetes to end debates. It looks like someone is feeling a little bit high and mighty all of a sudden, but we’ll see how long that lasts. I don’t know much about foreign relations, but I do know that the one thing that sociopathic leaders of rogue nations love more than crushing the will of the people under boot is rubbing elbows with out-of-touch American celebrities, so look for Sean Penn, J. Lo, and Hilary Swank to try to cash in on the vacuum that her royal highness Mariah is leaving open. Hell, even dictators need to be entertained — ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!?!