You’re a mean one, Ms. Mariah Carey. At least, that’s what a Christmas choir in NYC thinks! Life & Style has learned that the infamous diva is being sued by singing group Broadway Inspirational Voices, who claim she broke a contract with them to perform nine concerts in December 2016.
The plaintiff is demanding a jury trial, stating that Mariah owes the organization $67,500 after she canceled a week before the choir was supposed to begin performances with her at The Beacon Theater. According to the legal documents, the mother-of-two’s company, Mirage, offered up no explanation other than they “decided to go another direction with regard to the choir.” The group had previously worked with the Grammy winner in 2014 without incident.
BIV claims they had planned to use some of the promised money from the gig to fund a music program at an elementary school, but were forced to postpone that venture after Mariah bailed. They’re asking for the money she owes them plus interest, and would like the “All I Want for Christmas Is You” hitmaker to pay legal costs as well as “consequential damages in an amount to be determined at trial.” Mariah has yet to respond publicly to the lawsuit.
This isn’t the first time the New York native has been in trouble with the law. In 2015, she and ex-husband Nick Cannon were reportedly sued by a nanny who alleged she was fired for showing too much affection for their twins, Moroccan and Monroe, now 6. The woman said she was in charge of feeding, bathing, and comforting the kids, but was berated by the Elusive Chanteuse over her close relationship with them. At the time, she was seeking back pay and other damages from the couple.