After spending several months sitting side by side with Randy Jackson on the American Idol judging panel, it appears Mariah Carey is tired of him. The 43-year-old singer is dumping the Dawg as her manager. Carey now jumps into bed with Red Light Management, joining other artists such as Alicia Keys, Faith Hill, Miley Cyrus and the Dave Matthews Band to name a few.

According to Showbiz 411, Carey officially parted ways due to their schedules being “too hectic.” I smell BS. Jackson was reportedly instrumental in brokering her record-setting $18 million deal to join him on the FOX show this season. I wonder how much Randy scored in commission from that deal.


The two first met during Mariah’s Columbia Records era, when Randy was vice president of the label’s A&R department in the 1990s. In addition to managing Carey, Randy has also worked on a few of Mariah’s albums including Charmbracelet, The Emancipation of Mimi, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel and most recently, her 2010 holiday release, Merry Christmas II You. He even worked on Mimi’s infamous Glitter album. Apparently, Carey can forgive him for that mess but not for dragging her to American Idol ;)

Do you think Carey is better off without Jackson? Do you really think hectic schedules were to blame? What do you think the real reason is? Sound off below.