Mariah Carey Drops Fellow American Idol Judge Randy Jackson as Manager

Singer met the music exec in the early 1990s

By Ken Baker, Lily Harrison May 09, 2013 5:20 PMTags
Randy Jackson, Mariah CareyMichael Becker / FOX

The American Idol shakeups continue!

Sources have confirmed to E! News that Mariah Carey has dropped her fellow American Idol judge Randy Jackson as her manager.

The two have decided to part ways professional after having "a falling out," one source said.

The "#Beautiful" singer is now being managed by Red Light Management, who also rep Alicia Keys, Faith Hill, Miley Cyrus and more.

However, a second source insisted to E! News that "things are fine between them and they'll continue to work together but not [with Jackson] as a manager." The source said they were in the studio working together just last week.

Carey's rep has not yet responded to a request for comment. Jackson and Carey's longtime friendship and professional relationship first began working together in the early 1990s, when he worked at Columbia Records in A&R.

Can things get any more awkward on the Idol judges panel?

—Additional reporting by Marc Malkin