Mariah's 'All I Want For Christmas' co-writer gets no love

The guy who co-wrote Mariah Carey's classic "All I Want for Christmas Is You" says Mimi has been a Grinch to him since the song first hit the charts.

Her longtime producer Walter Afanasieff, who co-wrote "Hero" and "Forever" with her, tells Britain's Radio Times, "We had a falling out. I would have hoped that in 20 years, she would have knocked on my door, but she hasn’t. The reason we stopped working together was primarily because she and her husband, who was the chairman of Sony Music, got a divorce. And I was under an exclusive contract with him. So I couldn’t go and work with her because he wouldn’t let me."

By the time he could work with Mimi again, Walter had written hits like Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On." He says, "Singers like Mariah, Celine, Whitney [Houston], Barbra [Streisand], they’re all very insecure creatures. So, I don’t know, we just parted ways.”

 
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