Mariah Carey ‘furious’ over timing of bin Laden death
Los Angeles, CA — Pop diva Mariah Carey is said to be extremely upset that no one is talking about the births of her twins this weekend because of the announcement that Osama bin Laden has been killed by a U.S. military operation in Pakistan.
The death of bin Laden, which was confirmed by an official statement from U.S. President Barack Obama late Sunday night, immediately became a trending topic on Twitter and set the entire blogosphere ablaze with discourses on its significance and effect on the ongoing war against terrorism.
An anonymous source close to Carey said the “We Belong Together” singer was visibly miffed after hearing about bin Laden’s death, which many people consider to be a historic moment and likely to seal Obama’s second term in office.
“Mariah’s delivery of her babies was supposed to be what everyone’s talking about around the watercooler on Monday, but instead it’s all about bin Laden,” said the source. “This is 2001 all over again.”
In 2001, the release of Carey’s album, “Glitter,” was largely ignored by the masses because of the 9/11 terrorist attacks orchestrated by bin Laden. The album subsequently flopped and resulted in a career slump for the singer.
“Mariah just can’t catch a break with this bin Laden guy,” the source added. “They seem to be metaphysically connected somehow.”
Carey’s representative, Cindi Berger, confirmed the births of the twins – a girl and a boy – to The Associated Press. The singer gave birth Saturday (Apr. 30) at 12:07 p.m. EDT at an undisclosed hospital in Los Angeles. Berger said the baby girl was born first, weighing 5 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 18 inches long; her brother was next, at 5 pounds 6 ounces, and was 19 inches.
Berger said Carey is already eager to work on a new album, which is expected to focus on the trials and hardships of motherhood.