Mimi fluttered into Tel Aviv earlier this week to promote her partnership with skincare line, Premier Dead Sea Cosmetics, and so she was there to talk about herself, beauty, herself, the Dead Sea, herself, premierness, herself, cosmetics, herself and singing. She was not there to talk about her Australian billionaire ex’s possible involvement in a corruption scandal! Like Jennifer Lopez’s name, question marks twirl out of Mimi’s butterfly ears when someone brings up politics to her.
The Hollywood Reporter says that Mimi’s ex-fiance James Packer is friends with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Prime Minister Netanyahu is under investigation for allegedly accepting illegal gifts from rich businesspeople. Elected officials in Israel are not allowed to accept gifts. James Packer reportedly wanted Israeli citizenship for tax reasons. Israeli police have been wanting to talk to James Packer since March. It’s been reported that James gifted members of the Netanyahu family with all kinds of luxurious shit like vacations and use of his private jet. Mimi played Israel in August 2015, and James reportedly gave free tickets to her concert to the prime minister’s wife Sara Netanyahu as well to the head of Israeli intelligence agency Mossad. Mimi and James also had dinner with the Netanyahus.
There was a rumor that the police wanted to talk to Mimi but they denied that.
Mimi sat down with reporters to push Premier Dead Sea Cosmetics and of course she was asked about the gift-giving scandal since it’s big news. One reporter asked Mimi if she heard that the Netanyahus got into trouble after her last visit to Israel. Mimi looked at the reporter as though the reporter just said, “I’m sorry, Ms. Carey, but your private jet is broken and you must fly commercial.” It was a look of pissed off confusion. Mimi said that she tries to stay out of politics, dahling, and focuses on the singing. (“Is that so?” – everyone who saw this) When the reporter brought up the free concert tickets, Mimi tried to joke her way out of the question before awkwardly saying she feels bad if that happened.
Another reporter also brought up the alleged corruption case and asked Mimi about the dinner she had with the Netanyahus. The reporter asked if she remembers seeing any gift-giving going on (I LOVE him for asking that) and she played dumb and said she remembers the food and talking. Since Israeli police were looking to talk to James Packer, the reporter asked Mimi if she knew where her ex was. She said what I say when a bill collector calls and asks to speak to a Mr. Michael: “Please, darling, please! I don’t where the motherfucker is. How am I supposed to know?”
After that interview, James Packer agreed to be interviewed by authorities.
Mimi’s team of lawyers probably told her to put on a pilled-up clueless dum-dum act if she’s asked about the corruption investigation, because if she said something like, “Oh yes, I watched James Packer pass the Netanyahus a giant bag with a money symbol on it,” Israeli authorities would immediately barge into the interview, pop the bubble she lives in and drag her off to an interrogation room. That’s probably why Mimi looks dead-eyed in those interviews. She’s filling with fear as she imagines herself getting interviewed by police while sitting under her greatest enemy: HARSH FLUORESCENT LIGHTING! The horror!
And here’s Mimi eye-fucking the cameras at some car race in Baku, Azerbaijan the other day.