Mariah Attempts to Block Memoir from Alleged Lover

Superstar songstress Mariah Carey has sent a cease-and-desist order to famed music producer and former confidant Damion “Damizza” Young, attempting to block the release of his tell-all memoir Guilty By Association.


As a producer, Young helped craft Carey’s award-winning singles “I Still Believe,” “Irresistible,” and “Crybaby.”


Young also worked behind the scenes on Carey’s post-Glitter comeback and her signature Super Bowl performance after 9/11.


In radio, Young’s work orchestrated LA’s Power 106’s growth into one of the nation’s biggest Hip-Hop stations.


With the book, he alleges that he had an intimate four year relationship with Carey that both parties diligently worked to keep hidden from the press.


Young also illuminates how Dr. Dre recorded Eminem’s breakout single “My Name Is” and requested his advice on “how to break the white boy.”


Despite this and entire chapters dedicated to his dealings with Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Eminem, Ludacris and others, Young is not concerned about destroying industry connections he spent years building.


“It’s been and continues to be a mind-blowing journey,” Young tells “I really felt the fans deserved to hear some of my first-hand accounts of how some of their favorite records came to be. Besides, it’s been awhile since my mailbox has been filled with cease-and-desist orders.”


Guilty By Association will also contain extensive information on Nas, Quincy Jones, Suge Knight, Janet Jackson, 50 Cent, Prince, Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., and others.


Currently, the book is being completed with best-selling author J. Marshall Craig.


At press time, Mariah Carey could not be reached for comment.

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