Back in the early 2000s, Mariah Carey was asked about Jennifer Lopez, and she gave an answer that has stayed engraved in people’s mind forever. Maria said, “I don’t know her.”
In an interview with Pitchfork, Mariah was asked to share her opinion on Jennifer, and she decided to finally explain why she made the mean remark.
Mariah confessed: “I really was trying to say something nice or say nothing at all. I really was.”
She added: “I try to stay away from how everyone dissects my every word because you can’t drown in that. I don’t know how people read comments all the time and then survive.”
On her relationship and fake feud with Whitney Houston, Mariah explained: “People tried to pit us against each other in the beginning, and I understood that, but I always recognized how brilliant she was as a singer. When we actually met and worked together, we had a great time together. We laughed constantly. We recognized that it’s a business, it is what it is.”
She went on to reveal: “I got her. I feel like I got her. I don’t know. I just know that the Whitney I knew was someone I looked forward to hanging out with and having a good time with. She was fun, and she was real.”
Mariah also opened about her now iconic yet failed Glitter movie. The singer and songwriter stated: “I was leaving Sony, I was fighting every day with my ex-husband [Tommy Mottola] who still ran the label, and then I was on a new label. We released ‘Glitter’ on September 11, 2001, and it was a really bad time. We’ve had ups and downs.”
She added: “There were other people with worse movies that nobody made a big deal about. I don’t think people were ready for an ’80s throwback. I was just a little bit ahead of the curve with that. I’m not a person who thinks I’m better than anybody, or greater, or holier than thou; it’s not any of that. It’s just that then you have to be like, ‘OK, well this didn’t work, how do I prove myself after that?'”
Mariah is a real genius at being quotable.