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Is Mariah Carey's backup dancer boyfriend running her career? Plus, more news

Wonderwall Logo By Wonderwall.com Editors of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 10: <p>Is Bryan Tanaka vying for a stake in <a href="http://www.wonderwall.com/celebrity/profiles/overview/mariah-carey-352.article">Mariah Carey</a>'s career? That's how at least one person with information about the <a href="http://www.wonderwall.com/news/mariah-carey-ex-bryan-tanaka-reunite-pda-dinner-fuel-rumors-back-together-3006709.article">on-again</a> couple's relationship sees things, according to the <a href="https://pagesix.com/2017/11/09/mariah-careys-boy-toy-is-running-and-ruining-her-life/">New York Post</a>, which claims the 34-year-old is "running and ruining her life." After Mimi cut ties with her former manager Stella Bulochnikov, the Post reported the singer had hired her backup dancer-turned boyfriend to handle her daily business. Now, a source says the staffing change was all part of Bryan's plan. "Bryan is behind the whole split between Mariah and Stella. Bryan believes that he should be the one running Mariah's day-to-day life, and he's been orchestrating Stella's exit for a long time," said the insider. The source acknowledged Stella was not popular among those who had to deal with her regarding the 47-year-old Grammy winner but asserted that "the boyfriend backup dancer definitely isn't the right person to run her career," especially given that Mariah got her start with -- and was <a href="http://www.wonderwall.com/entertainment/mariah-careys-ex-admits-obsessive-handling-of-her-career-1732254.article">married to</a> -- industry legend Tommy Mottola. Said the source: "This is a full-on Britney-and-Kevin Federline situation. Brian is a backup dancer, and knows nothing about managing an iconic artist." Stella, meanwhile, has been credited with getting Mimi her reality show, her residency in Las Vegas, her tour with Lionel Richie and the Christmas shows she has scheduled before the end of the year. "Mariah is in love with Bryan and is like a schoolgirl around him. He has totally manipulated the situation to take over her life and push out everyone else, and Mariah just can't see it," said the source, who claims the singer is paying Bryan $12,000 a week for his work. According to the Post, Bryan has already gotten rid of Mariah's musical director and one of her lawyers. Whatever's going on with Bryan and Mariah, the management report should probably be taken with a grain of salt. Mariah's spokeswoman Nicole Perna has denied Bryan is handling the singer's day-to-day business. The Post's report also comes after a string of negative, mostly unconfirmed stories about Mariah from the tab, which recently published claims the singer had gastric sleeve surgery after being body-shamed by online commenters, that she sexually harassed a former bodyguard and that she was "a diva about photos" at a party.</p>

Bryan Tanaka is reportedly taking over Mariah Carey's daily business needs

Is Bryan Tanaka vying for a stake in Mariah Carey's career? That's how at least one person with information about the on-again couple's relationship sees things, according to the New York Post, which claims the 34-year-old is "running and ruining her life." After Mimi cut ties with her former manager Stella Bulochnikov, the Post reported the singer had hired her backup dancer-turned boyfriend to handle her daily business. Now, a source says the staffing change was all part of Bryan's plan. "Bryan is behind the whole split between Mariah and Stella. Bryan believes that he should be the one running Mariah's day-to-day life, and he's been orchestrating Stella's exit for a long time," said the insider. The source acknowledged Stella was not popular among those who had to deal with her regarding the 47-year-old Grammy winner but asserted that "the boyfriend backup dancer definitely isn't the right person to run her career," especially given that Mariah got her start with -- and was married to -- industry legend Tommy Mottola. Said the source: "This is a full-on Britney-and-Kevin Federline situation. Brian is a backup dancer, and knows nothing about managing an iconic artist." Stella, meanwhile, has been credited with getting Mimi her reality show, her residency in Las Vegas, her tour with Lionel Richie and the Christmas shows she has scheduled before the end of the year. "Mariah is in love with Bryan and is like a schoolgirl around him. He has totally manipulated the situation to take over her life and push out everyone else, and Mariah just can't see it," said the source, who claims the singer is paying Bryan $12,000 a week for his work. According to the Post, Bryan has already gotten rid of Mariah's musical director and one of her lawyers. Whatever's going on with Bryan and Mariah, the management report should probably be taken with a grain of salt. Mariah's spokeswoman Nicole Perna has denied Bryan is handling the singer's day-to-day business. The Post's report also comes after a string of negative, mostly unconfirmed stories about Mariah from the tab, which recently published claims the singer had gastric sleeve surgery after being body-shamed by online commenters, that she sexually harassed a former bodyguard and that she was "a diva about photos" at a party.

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