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Tommy Mottola Wants Ex-Wife Mariah To Fire Her Team & Get Off Reality TV + Mimi Allegedly CUTS TIES With Dancer Anthony Burrell

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Mariah Carey’s ex-husband Tommy Mottola is speaking out about Mariah’s tragic NYE performance. And he’s throwing out words of advice to his ex-wife. In other Mariah news, it’s being reported she cut ties with creative director/dancer Anthony Burrell. Oh? Deets inside…

Yep, we’re still talking about Mariah Carey’s disastrous NYE performance.

Mariah’s ex-husband Tommy Mottala is coming to her defense after her failed New Year’s Eve performance due to technical difficulties. Kinda.  The former Sony Music CEO, who was accused of being overly controlling of Mariah's life and career, blames her management team and says everyone needs to leave Mariah Carey the hell alone!

"It could have happened to anyone and it has, so everyone should just get off her back and leave her the hell alone and hopefully she will find her way to the right professionals for guidance,” he tells PageSix. “It's never about the fall, it's all about the recovery."

He adds,

"Most certainly none of these issues or problems ever existed with her in her early days at Sony for the first 10 years when she skyrocketed to global superstardom!! Where absolutely meticulous and methodical attention was paid to every single detail and nuance that went on into her career!"

The music exec says Mariah needs to fire everyone on her team because the fact that they gave the greenlight for a reality show proves they have no idea what they’re doing. Hmph.

“My only advice is that she should hire more seasoned and respected professionals to surround her and help her with her career! I would never have encouraged her or guided her to do something like a reality television show!!!!! I don't get it!! That does absolutely nothing for her integrity, her credibility, or her massive talent!!"

We would have to agree with him on this one.

Mariah’s manager Stella Bulochnikov responded to Tommy’s comments saying, "Really? Tommy is a relic. Did he give you that statement from a rotary phone?"

That damn Stella...

While Mariah hasn’t let go of Stella (yet), she has let go of her creative director Anthony Burrell, who stars on her reality show “Mariah’s World.”

ET has learned that Mariah cut ties with her longtime creative director and tour choreographer. "He's not being brought back [in 2017] for a number of reasons," a source told ET.

Apparently, Anthony moved MC’s back up singers during the NYE performance without permission from Mariah or her management team. He allegedly moved the singers off the stage for the live performance and put them at the base of the risers in order to make more room for the dancers.

Yet and still, those dancers were the best part of that performance...

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