Artists who ditched their record label

Mariah Carey drops Jay-Z’s Roc Nation after "blazing row" with the rapper

Stars Insider

07/06/21 | StarsInsider

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Mariah Carey might be adding another iconic diva moment to her list as she has reportedly dumped Jay-Z's Roc Nation following a "blazing row" with the rapper in a meeting about the future of her career, according to The Sun.

The singer had first signed with Jay-Z in 2017, and they did some great work together over the years, but a source close to the situation revealed, "Mariah and Jay had an explosive meeting which did not go well at all. She has made it clear she wants nothing more to do with him and has called it quits with Roc Nation. She will formally depart in the next few weeks." 

Carey has reportedly been talking to other management who display a greater belief in her future, and she's said to be working on an upcoming "heavily R&B-influenced album" for 2021. Her name has already been removed from the list of acts that are represented by Roc Nation, the NY Post reports. 

Whether it's due to competing artistic visions or complex contractual disputes, the tensions between musicians and their record labels are well-documented. Indeed, with millions of dollars often at stake, it's hardly surprising that issues arise. Check out this gallery to find which major artists quit their record label.

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