Mariah Carey took to Twitter on Monday to announce she will be postponing the release date of her upcoming album, “The Art of Letting Go.”
The R&B diva isn’t happy with where her album is quite yet, despite working on it for about two years.
“While making this album, I got so immersed in the creative process that I just don’t feel I would be doing it justice to release it on 7/23,” she tweeted.
Another tweet a few seconds later explained the original July release date might force her to exclude songs that truly mean a lot to her.
“I’d rather not exclude meaningful songs,” the next tweet read. “I want to give you this album as it’s meant to be heard. When I’m ready, you’ll be the first 2 know!”
There is also some speculation that the powerhouse songstress got a wake up call when her song with Miguel, “#Beautiful,” barely made its way into the top 20 on the Billboard charts in the U.S.
Its performance across the seas was even less impressive, and since M.C. is an international star, that’s a big problem.
Rumor has it that Carey is going back to the drawing board to make sure her music is not only “meaningful,” but also profitable.
She won’t have much time to get the album together, however, because the former “American Idol” judge is still scheduled to kick off a world tour in Asia in about three months.
Before her tour begins, she will also be taking to the stage for the 2013 BET Awards on Sunday, where we’re pretty sure she’ll bring Miguel on stage and beg him not to try anymore surprise stage jumps.
Other performers confirmed for the big night are Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake, Ciara, India. Arie, and MTV’s No. 1 ranked “Hottest Rapper” in the game, Kendrick Lamar.