Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey parts from manager

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Mariah Carey has parted ways with her manager.

The 'Hero' hitmaker's affairs are no longer looked after by longtime collaborator and producer Jermaine Dupri - who she first teamed up with in 2005 - and though he will no longer oversee her career, he insists they will continue to work together in other capacities.

Jermaine told Billboard in a statement: ''I'm a very hands-on person when it comes to my work.

''I put my all into every project. But when I'm not allowed to do what I do, then I know it's time for me to move on. Mariah and I enjoy working together and will continue to make great music together in the future.''

Mariah - whose latest album 'Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse' has sold just 103,000 copies since its release in May - is now working closely with Kevin Liles, who currently manages Ty Dolla $ign and Trey Songz, though ''nothing official'' has been signed with his firm KWL Enterprises.

Jermaine recently insisted he wasn't worried about the low sales of Mariah's latest album.

He said: ''I actually feel like it's probably one of her best albums she's ever made.

''I'm excited to see where the album ends up. I tell a lot of people, this era of music and this genre, they don't understand records that come out small and sell a lot of records.''


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