“Why you so obsessed with me?” asked Mariah Carey of the Israeli media on a recent trip to Israel.
The pop star was in Tel Aviv to promote her partnership with Premier Dead Sea Cosmetics, an Israeli skincare line, but the media was more interested in what she knows about her ex-fiancé’s involvement in a political corruption controversy involving the Israeli Prime Minister.
Carey was ambushed by multiple Israeli outlets, including Israel’s Channel 2 News and Erov Tov, a local entertainment show.
“All I can do is be responsible for my own self,” said Carey when asked about the allegations that James Packer, former Mariah Carey boo and current Australian billionaire, illegally showered the Netanyahu’s with gifts.
“I don’t know where the motherf—-er is,” said Carey, which is probably true. Carey is a professional diva with a virtual harem of ex’s. She certainly does not have time to keep track of the whereabouts of one tiny, inconsequential, Australian billionaire for whom she once felt something like love.
Unfortunately, the Israeli media will have to look elsewhere for answers regarding whether James Packer and Benjamin Netanyahu are just close friends – or more than that.
Becky Scott is the editor of The Schmooze. Follow her on Twitter at @arr_scott