After Mariah Carey‘s public split with her manager, it appears she’s now choosing to mix business with pleasure.
Carey’s boyfriend and backup dancer, Bryan Tanaka, has reportedly stepped in after the the recent ousting of Stella Bulochnikov. But according to Page Six, Tanaka was the one to push Bulochnikov out in the first place.
“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,” a source told Page Six, though the source added that it was a good change in many regards, because “no one enjoys working with Stella. There’s no secret that some people are happy she’s out of the picture.”
But another source said that Tanaka wasn’t qualified to step in, saying, “This is a full-on Britney-and-Kevin Federline situation. Brian is a backup dancer, and knows nothing about managing an iconic artist.”
“Mariah is in love with Bryan and is like a schoolgirl around him,” the source, who claimed that Tanaka is getting $12,000 a week, said. “He has totally manipulated the situation to take over her life and push out everyone else, and Mariah just can’t see it.”