Tommy Mottola's Tell-All Memoir About Mariah Carey

According to The New York Post, Mariah Carey's  ex-husband Tommy Mottola is taking credit for her success in a new tell-all memoir.

After their split, Carey often called Mottola "controlling" and "emotionally abusive." Mottola admits at least to the controlling part in his new book: "Hitmaker", writing that his obsession with making Mariah a big superstar undeniably worked.

"If  it seemed I was controlling, I apologize," Mottola writes. "Was I obsessive? Yes. But that was also part of the reason for her success."

Years after their divorce in 1997, Mottola is revealing his side of the story about his personal and professional partnership with Carey.  In the book, Mottola recalls how after hearing then 18-year-old Mariah's demo record, he considered: "That may be the best voice you've ever heard in your life!"

Although Carey had already been offered a record deal, Mottola promised her he'd  make her the biggest pop star worldwide.  The married exec also started a relationship with Carey.  Needless to say that her debut album sold more than 15 million copies!

When Carey wanted to take a break to enjoy her success at the age of 21, Mottola writes: "My feeling was that there'd be plenty of time for Mariah to celebrate just a little ways down the road.  I'm not talking ten years, just a few."

His controlling ways continued after Mottola divorced his wife and tied the knot with Carey in 1993.  Mottola admits in "Hitmaker" that he made all the musical decisions for Mariah and confined her to their Bedford, New York mansion.  Carey later called the property "Sing Sing" and their marriage "a private hell."

Mottola insists he did it all for her music career and Mariah should be grateful.

What do you think? Would Mariah Carey be successful without Tommy Mottola's controlling behavior and obsession over her career?

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