Mariah Carey adds fuel to the fire.
Mariah Carey promotes her feud with Jennifer Lopez by denying she’s aware of JLo’s existence.
Carey famously told a reporter years ago she didn’t know who Jennifer Lopez was, and it’s remained a staple in Internet culture ever since.
Not only is it digital gold, but it’s constantly brought up. During a visit to the Wendy Williams Show last week, JLo recalled seeing several Vegas shows before launching her All I Have residency, but admitted she didn’t get around to Mariah’s because Mimi wasn’t performing that week. Williams interrupted JLo with a “WHO,” referencing the iconic moment.
“She does say that, she’s forgetful I guess,” JLo responded. “We’ve met many times. I don’t know, ummm I don’t know her that well.”
JLo was also asked about Mariah during her trip to Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, who brings up the moment she was caught texting during Mariah’s performance at the Billboard Music Awards last year. “First of all, that was not fair with the texting thing, because I watched a lot — it was a long performance!” she says. “I watched most of it. I may have looked down for one second, and people were like ‘Look at her! Look at her!’”
JLo’s recent quotes apparently got back to Mariah, who casually says “I still don’t know her” when asked her thoughts on people continuing to use the reference. TMZ is reporting Mariah was in a bad mood because “the limo that was supposed to take her to the event honoring Brett Ratner bailed on her,” but we think she’d answer the same way no matter what. Watch here: