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The drama continues between Mariah Carey and James Packer — and now the superstar singer claims she was NOT hooking up with a backup dancer for one VERY good reason!

As you’ll remember from this week, reports came out that Carey had developed a very close relationship with dancer/choreographer Bryan Tanaka — except a claim of NO premarital sex has it all backwards!

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Basically, here’s what’s up: sources close to Carey are dropping hints that any supposed relationship between her and Tanaka is completely false, and that the Dreamlover singer has a LONG rep as a “traditional girl.”

In other words, Carey isn’t one to sleep with men without being married to them — Tanaka and Packer included!!!

Carey and Packer allegedly always had separate rooms in the places they stayed together, and Mariah was adamant about things not getting sexual before what would have been their marriage.

The sources now say that this rep extends to people like Tanaka — and there’s no way Carey would blow her reputation or her morals for a fling like that.

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Obviously, that could be a move to save face and throw the trail off Mariah’s relationship behind James’ back… or, as Nick Cannon has talked about quite a bit in the past, perhaps it’s the real deal!

Regardless, things are still very, very bad between Carey and Packer.

What do U think, Perezcious readers?! Do you buy Carey being a wait-until-marriage kind of gal??

Let us know in the comments (below)!!!

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