Just when you think that virtually every human being walking on this planet knows who Jennifer Lopez is, fellow American songstress Mariah Carey said in a past interview that she does not know who the Latina bombshell is.
Andy Cohen, host of Watch What Happens Live (WWHL), asked Carey to elaborate on her past statement. Carey said: “That was so long ago, I can’t believe people still make such a big deal out of it.” Cohen interrupted the songstress by posing the question once more: “Do you know each other?” Carey insists that she does not know Lopez.
When the WWHL host said that J. Lo herself stated that Carey knows her, the latter said: “I’m very forgetful”. Carey said that she probably met her but never actually had a conversation with her.
The songstress was driving the point home that there is a difference between knowing her and knowing “of” her.
Thereafter, Cohen asked Carey: "does she seem cool?" Carey pause for a while and repeated that she does not know J. Lo.
Netizens are divided about Carey’s “forgetfulness”.
Some netizens slammed the 5-time Grammy winner. A certain “Manifesting Moni” commented: “Mmmhmm sure Mariah pretend that's what you meant. You know who jlo is and you know her work. Don't play oblivious it's beneath you.” While Chanel S. said: “LMAOOOO Mariah is so shady girl plssss you knew what you were doing.”
Some netizens, however, are on the other side of the fence. Kong Vongin said: “Mariah know (sic) Who's stole the melody of her song Loverboy. Mariah strike back Dahling!!!!” While a certain Zachary Fiorido said: “Mariah speaks the TRUTH! <3”.
On the other hand, netizen Nathaly Elizabeth made a good point. The latter said that “[t]his could all be avoided if Mariah Carey could have just said "I do not know J.Lo personally".
Share with us what you think about Carey’s statement. Was she being shady?