At the height of her career, Mariah Carey had a music label. Unfortunately, the label flopped after just one year but it did not affect her flourishing career — it did, however, affect the group that she signed.
Allure was signed to Mariah’s Crave Records in 1997. The quartet was established in the early 90’s but scored their big break with Carey who hooked them up with collaborations featuring some of the hottest artists at the time. This included Nas, LL Cool J and more.
They did very well when their song All Cried Out peaked at #4 on the Billboard charts but not long after — Crave Records was dissolved.
Without Mariah or their high-profile collaborations, the group didn’t do as well when they chose to continue performing.
Recently, the R&B queen released a memoir about her life and she left Allure out of it. The group took to Instagram to address it.
‘So we were presented with this and asked how we felt… here it is! For years we’ve always taken the high road. When it came to our career. Dealt with people having their own opinions about what went down with us and Mariah. Hearing rumors that one of us assaulted her. People saying we were bitter. At the end of the day we have and will always feel strongly about principle. You had a label and we were your first act. We remember people always saying, “You guys were like the wall paper at crave”. Shared moments and trusted you with our lives while also spending time with you and you sharing with us. Never did we ever compromise that. We’ve always stayed Quiet and been nice about everything although we didn’t receive the same back. One thing that’s sickening is being treated as if we never existed. How does anyone blatantly lie and totally disregard people who were a huge part of your life and your career..between us and 7 Mile… that’s all anyone ever talked about. Rest In Peace to Glynis❗️❗️❗️ ,’ they started.
‘Never even cared to even see how we were after everything was said and done. We would have Been ok with you never mentioning the label at all….we were close to you …like sisters…but to actually mention the label and completely disregard us and our accolades and what we brought to the table as your “FIRST ARTISTS” is a slap in the face… the only sweet deal left from crave was a conquest with one of your artist? Wow…talk about priorities! Good to know! Lol UNREAL! We were Crave! Congratulations…You Played yourself!!!! DRUUUUMROOOOOLL..HERE COME THE Lambs… 😘😘😘 no matter what our story is our story! Nothing changes! The truth is the truth!’
What do you think about this drama?