Mariah Carey surprised a lot of people when she announced plans to star in a reality show — including her handlers, who think it’s a bad idea.

According to the New York Post, Mimi’s new manager, Stella Bulochnikov, is the brains behind the concept of a behind-the-scenes series, which freaks out those who’ve known her longer. A source close to the situation says, “Someone of Mariah’s stature should not be doing this. Whitney Houston did a reality show and that was the real end of it. We hope that it doesn’t end up being like when Whitney did Being Bobby Brown.”

Instead of the usual “no comment,” Bulochnikov gave the Post a fiery response, saying, “Feel free to write whatever the [bleep] you want, so all three of your readers can be amused… [Bleep] off and lose my number. You are an idiot. Mariah is on fire.”

A rep for Mariah’s fiancé James Packer’s says “he is not involved” but who knows maybe we will get an insight into their relationship.