An ugly incident backstage could turn into charges… but first, we need to know who exactly is involved!
Mariah Carey was backstage at her show with Lionel Richie on Thursday night in San Diego, when a man purportedly claiming to be a journalist asked to take a picture with her.
The man, James Pablo, said to TMZ that he was working backstage as a journalist and that he even had a credential around his neck on a lanyard to prove it.
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One problem: Mariah’s bodyguard wasn’t having any of it. When James tried to go in for a selfie with Mariah, the bodyguard grabbed James by his lanyard, and dragged him outside by the neck.
Once outside, Pablo tracked down the cops and filed a police report, and now battery charges are being investigated — though it sounds like nothing has been filed against the bodyguard yet.
Here’s the kicker, though: according to Carey’s team, James is reportedly NOT a journalist, but rather an obsessed fan who snuck backstage with a fake credential!! They say the bodyguard did the right thing in pulling him away from Mariah, worrying Pablo was going to attack her there.
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Drama, drama, drama!
Who do U believe, Perezcious readers?!
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