Mariah Carey Says Bye To ‘Idol,’ Prepares World Tour


Mariah Carey waved her five fingers in the air and said her official toodles to American Idol via her long-time PR firm PMK-BNC’s Twitter.

Carey’s rep tells THR that her summer will be packed due to her “putting the finishing touches on her much anticipated forthcoming album, headlining the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular and appearing in Lee Daniel’s The Butler, opening in August.” The cast stars Terrence Howard and Oprah Winfrey while Mimi’s forthcoming effort will feature production from Jermaine Dupri, Rodney Jerkins, The-Dream and more. As her Miguel-assisted summer ballad “#Beautiful” sways the Billboard charts at no. 20, the songbird will be practicing those high notes for her world tour slated to kick off this October in Asia.