Last month there were rumors that longtime key staffers from Mariah Carey's inner circle jumped ship after bumping heads with Mariah's new manager Stella Bulochnikov [click here if you missed that].
Now Mariah says she's the one who dumped them...
Mariah Carey tells TMZ,
“I dismissed a majority of my team because I discovered that they didn’t have my best interests at heart. My new team, including manager Stella Bulochnikov are the top of the line in the entertainment business and more importantly in my life and I am now much more financially successful and more organized than in the past."