I simply love it when Hollywood gets catty. 😀
Remember that one time in the early 2000s when Mariah Carey was asked about Jennifer Lopez, and she responded in the most diva-like way possible, telling reporters: “I don’t know her.”
Well, JLo is finally addressing that iconic comment…in the most JLo of ways.
During a sit-down interview on The Wendy Williams Show on Thursday, the Booty singer opened up about everything in her life, from her relationship with Casper Smart to American Idol to her Las Vegas residency.
In fact, it was while chatting about Sin City that she discussed the whole Mariah thing.
“[The residency] was a dream. When I think of Vegas, I think of Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley and iconic performers,” she said before admitting she checked out a bunch of the shows. “Before I even signed my deal to go to Vegas, when they were offering it to me, I went and saw a bunch of shows. I saw everybody. I saw Britney [Spears], I saw Shania [Twain].”
However, when she noted, “I didn’t see Mariah because at the time she wasn’t playing,” Wendy responded, “Who?” To audience laughter, Wendy quickly went on, “No, I’m playing. That’s what Mariah said about Jennifer one time.”
Of course, Lopez laughed and brushed it off, saying, “She does say that. She’s forgetful, I guess! We’ve met many times. I don’t know…I don’t know her that well.”
As for why she still has yet to make an appearance at Mariah’s show? JLo swears it’s just a scheduling thing. She told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live on Monday, “I think last year when it started I was already here in New York filming Shades of Blue and doing Idol on the weekends—didn’t have a lot of time,” she explained. “Then I started preparing my own. I don’t think there’s been a time when I could have seen it.”
And this isn’t the first time she’s squashed rumors of their decades-long feud on WWHL.
In 2014, she told Cohen, “I know from back in the day, I’ve read things that she’s said about me that were not the greatest, but we don’t know each other. I think it’s kind of from word of mouth of things that have happened in the past that I’m not really aware of.”
Watch the interview with Wendy Williams below.