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Rodney Jerkins Confirms Mariah Carey Still Has Her Voice



Mariah Carey used to belt out those high notes flawlessly, but can she still do it?

Carey has been catching a lot of flack about her five-octave range. For a few years now — and especially after her BET Awards performance this year — folks claim she may have lost her iconic voice and now resorts to only lip-syncing.

But, veteran record producer Rodney Jerkins claims that isn’t so. “Absolutely, Mariah has the voice. Blew me away in the studio”, Jerkins exclaimed. And although Mi Mi might still have it, Rodney condones the use of lip-syncing occasionally saying, “Even Michael Jackson lip-synced at times.”

Whether she’s lip-syncing or not, fans will be excited to learn that Mariah may be putting out new music soon. Uber-producer Jermaine Dupri posted a photo of himself, Mariah, Rodney, Mike WiLL Made-It and Hit Boy in the studio. Earlier this year, Mariah decided to delay the release of her 14th studio album, The Art Of Letting Go. As of right now the album doesn’t have a new release date, but the fact that she’s in the studio is a good sign.

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  1. tahoegeminii

    September 12, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    all she has to do is sing live-but she won’t cause she’s a studio fabricated fraud

  2. RaeGene

    September 12, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Oh shut up tahoegeminii, she certainly isn’t a studio fabricated fraud. This women can SING! As she has proven in so many live performances. She’s a legend and been in the game along time, she does not need to prove herself. Be positive and give respect where it’s due instead of being spiteful!

  3. James Wames

    September 12, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Too many rappers/hip hop people on every Mariah album now. Its old as hell. Mariah’s music was always better when she had variety on her albums, and the hip hop was best when it surprised us, like with Fantasy and Honey, but a lot of her stuff is way too predictable. No surprises with her music anymore.

  4. Rodrigo Moratto

    September 16, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Mariah is awesome! She is an incredible artist. I have always known she still has the voice. The difference is that now we know that she has good and bad days, thats she is human! When she rests she sings like she did in the mid 90’s. She’s given us some awesome performances over the yrs, huge hits! I miss Mariah doing all the way, feel good pop music! I think that the 2 last tracks she’s launched did justice to her. Her next album will be incredible I’m sure. Its good that Rodney Jerkins came out and sad that!

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It’s Litty! Migos, Jaden Smith & More Turn Up At ‘Bright’ World Premiere



Netflix definitely made sure the world premiere for their new flick Bright was lit!

Before the films stars including Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramierez and Noomi Rapace hit the black carpet, Migos surprised fans with a pop-up performance.

 (L-R)Quavo, Offset and Takeoff perform at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Smith’s son Jaden also rocked the packed crowd at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood.

 Jaden Smith performs at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Artists featured on the soundtrack BRIGHT: THE ALBUM including Portugal The Man, Machine Gun Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Kiiara, Slushie, Grey, Dram, and Bebe Rexha also hit up the premiere.

Bebe Rexha and Machine Gun Kelly arrive at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Will also snapped some fun flicks with his son Jaden before greeting fans and speaking with reporters including HipHollywood.

He told HipHollywood that he was super excited to reunite with his Suicide Squad director David Ayer for the film, and would “work with him whenever he wants to.

“I love his madness how he creates,” gushes Smith. “How he thinks about scenes, the way he works with actors, it’s some of the best psychological work of any director I’ve ever worked with.”

In the film Smith plays an LAPD cop in a mythical world of orcs, elves and fairies … and Ayer told us, he couldn’t think of anyone better for the role.

“We had such a good time on Suicide Squad together and this role is kind of perfect for him, it’s an edgy movie, buts it’s funny. He’s got the best sense of humor of anybody I know.”

BRIGHT debuts on Netflix December 22. Peep the newest trailer below.

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