CLAIM: Mariah Carey Asks Rihanna to Move In, Wants to “Save” Her

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By Michael Lewittes

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“Can Mariah Save Rihanna?” asks a headline in Star, which claims Mariah Carey is trying to help the “We Found Love” singer, who’s supposedly “headed to rehab.” According to an alleged “source” for the mag, “Mariah has decided to swoop in and rescue the Barbadian beauty before she self-destructs!”

Um… who in normal conversation would refer to a person as “the Barbadian beauty”? Anyway, the purported insider goes on to allege that Carey “was upset by rumors that Rihanna was reconnecting with Chris Brown,” because in the past she “had a horrible marriage with Tommy Mottola and later endured a public breakdown.”

“She sees a lot of herself in Rihanna and wants to protect her,” explains the “source.” Star says that the new “American Idol” judge has therefore been trying to convince Rihanna “to chill out on the partying,” and even went so far as to “suggest RiRi move in with her and that they do a few songs together.”

Uh… Are we really supposed to believe that Carey is requesting that Rihanna move in with her, Nick Cannon, and their two babies? That’s just silly.

Also: Rihanna does not need to be “saved.” The singer is doing just fine, despite Star’s wrong reports that she’s on a “deadly party binge,” and is getting back together with Brown. In any case, a rep for Carey tells Gossip Cop “there is no truth” to the mag’s story.

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