"It definitely looked like one of those Kabbalah bracelets," MSNBC quoted a source as saying Wednesday. "They're supposed to absorb negative energy, and Mariah's been surrounded by plenty of that over the last couple of years."
Another source revealed Carey also has a new man in her life.
"She brought him along on tour," the source said.
Carey's spokeswoman denied the troubled singer found a new religion, insisting, "It's not a Kabbalah bracelet."
She also declined to comment on whether Carey has a new boyfriend.