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Summary: Mariah Carey is being sued for $3 million by concert promoters.

Mariah Carey’s South American tour was canceled in 2016, and now the diva is being sued by the concert promoters, who are seeking $3 million.


Concert promoter, Fenix, said it arranged for the hot tea-loving songstress to play 2 shows, one in Argentina and one in Chile, but she canceled. That action is common enough, but the two parties got into a legal battle when Carey sued for unpaid money and claimed Fenix damaged her brand, according to TMZ.

Now, Fenix is fighting back. They filed a countersuit that claimed they had already paid Carey and that she unfairly publicly blamed them for her canceled “Sweet Sweet Fantasy” touring gigs.

Fenix stated that they had paid Carey 75% of the money promised, which they said was standard for canceled shows. That means that Carey was given $703,100, according to their counter.

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However, Carey wanted 100% of her fees as well as court fees and damages for the failed business transaction, according to the Daily Mail. In her lawsuit, she said that the concert was canceled because the promoters were giving her the runaround, not because she did not want to perform.

In their countersuit, Fenix said Carey canceled her shows, and they believed it was because she was displeased with her low ticket sales. They added that Carey had hurt their reputation when she tweeted to her 17 million followers that the promoters were mistreating the fans.

“Devastated my shows in Chile, Argentina & Brazil had to be canceled. My fans deserve better than how some of these promoters treated them,” Carey tweeted in October of 2016.

Carey has been a singer since 1988, and she reportedly has a net worth of almost $520 million. Her hit songs include “Emotion,” “Sweet Fantasy,” and the ubiquitous “All I Want for Christmas.”

Carey is known as a diva, not only because of her incredible vocal ability but also because of her high-maintenance personality. Last year, she shocked fans when she performed live on Dick Clark’s New Year Eve, and she barely hit her marks and stopped singing with the track. Like with Fenix, she blamed the production company for her woes.

For the next year, Carey redeemed herself by singing live in a beautiful dress, but throughout the performance, she complained that no one had given her hot tea.

While Carey’s lawsuit against the South American promoters is still pending, Fenix is seeking $3 million in their countersuit, according to TMZ.

What do you think of Mariah Carey and Fenix’s legal battle? Let us know in the comments below.


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