“I was under an exclusive contract with him," he explained, referencing the diva's first husband, music executive Tommy Mottola.
"So, she left the building — she wasn’t even on the label anymore — but I couldn’t go and work with her because he wouldn’t let me,” Afanasieff claimed.
“So she found that to be a little bit of a slap in the face.”
“She doesn’t like to acknowledge other people,” he claimed.
“It seems to be a problem with singers. If you see a singer talking about something that they wrote, they will probably say, ‘I wrote the song when I was 12 years old, or here’s another song I wrote.’”
But how can you hate singer, with the co-writer adding, “I love Mariah Carey.”
“She’s the greatest thing that ever happened to me. Unfortunately, it doesn’t go both ways.”