Mariah Carey Did NOT Throw James Packer Computer Out For Playing Beyonce Song
Mariah Carey did NOT throw James Packer’s computer out the window for playing a Beyonce song, despite an absurd report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the claim. A rep for the superstar tells us no such incident happened.
The inaccurate claim began with an “exclusive” from the Australian site The Fix, and is now getting picked up across the globe by various outlets, including the Daily Mail, New York Daily News and Perez Hilton. The original report claims Packer is “still learning some cardinal rules of romancing the pop superstar. For one: Don’t play tunes by other pop divas if you want to get her in the mood!”
“To get her in the mood last month, he turned on [Beyonce’s signature smash] ‘Crazy in Love’, and oh boy, was that a disaster,” a so-called “insider” is quoted as saying. “Mariah threw the computer that was playing it via speakers out the window! Seriously, just trashed it. She ran out of the room screaming. So the night was obviously finished for James, and they retreated to separate parts of the house. And she had a few glasses of wine to cool down.”
And wouldn’t you know, the site also says something similar happened on another occasion, alleging, “James nearly had a repeat performance of Mariah’s Beyonce-fuelled fit, courtesy of one of Jennifer Lopez’s early hits.” The supposed snitch claims, “He put on five bars of ‘Waiting for Tonight,’ and Mariah coughed out her courgette at dinner so James made a bee line for the Spotify and immediately put on Mariah’s greatest hits!”
Tellingly, it’s never said where or when these dramatic moments supposedly took place. Gossip Cop suspects this outlandish tale is not based in reality, but rather a fictional story inspired by two things. First, there’s Carey’s well-known coolness towards Lopez, which has been written about extensively in recent months. Second, the singer’s ex, Nick Cannon, just said a few days ago how she prefers listening to her own music, particularly during intimate moments.
It certainly seems like The Fix simply crafted a new report after seeing those other things. And then other outlets, loathe to fact-check when they can instead be outrageous, just picked up the new claims as if they were fact. But they’re not. A rep for Carey exclusively tells Gossip Cop the allegations are “false.”