Showbiz 411 has revealed he was informed about a dinner that occurred last week between Mariah Carey, L.A. Reid and Epic’s new Marketing/PR woman Laura Swanson. This points to the belief that Mariah may be considering signing to Epic. Swanson has worked for Mariah and Reid over at Def Jam previously. Friedman says it's pretty much a done deal. I don't think signing with Reid is a good idea given that they have had their differences in the past.
I don't think Reid would know what to do with an artist like Mariah at this point in her career. She's a legend, but as an older artist doing R&B, she's not easily marketable. Nicole Scherzinger signed with them months ago and she's been awfully quiet over there. No Mariah. This would not be a good move for you.