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Mariah Carey Clarifies ‘I Don’t Know J. Lo’ Shade, Stays Mum on Nicki Minaj

Mariah Carey is a diva we love, not only when it comes to the music, but the antics and of course, the shade she is known for throwing ever so slightly, but in a way where it still burns.

Last night, Carey was the special guest on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live!” and host, Andy Cohen, asked her about everything from the recent engagement, not attending the “American Idol” finale, Nicki Minaj and her constant phrase of “I don’t know her,” when it comes to Jennifer Lopez.

In a segment of the show called, ‘Plead the Fifth,” Cohen asked Carey to say three nice things about Minaj. After a few seconds, Carey asked Cohen, “Can you?” and then took a sip of her drink.

READ: Mariah Carey Still Doesn’t Know Jennifer Lopez!

She then says, “You know, I always felt with that situation it was more important to not plead the fifth, but stay above the fray because you don’t want to be declasse, you just want to move it along.”

The next question was about Lopez and how Carey always seems to let it be known she doesn’t know Lopez, even though Lopez says they’ve met several times.

Carey once again says she doesn’t know her, but clarifies saying she’s very forgetful. “Apparently, I’m forgetful, because I don’t remember the fact it was just like, ‘Hi, I’m so-and-so,’ and then move on. If I had never had a conversation with you, and someone asked me about you, I’d be like, ‘I don’t know him, but he seems cool.’ or ‘I don’t know him.'”

Then Cohen asks, “Does she (Lopez) seem cool?” Once again, Carey says, “I don’t know her.”

She goes on to say the initial question was about Beyonce and she was saying how she thinks Beyonce is super-talented and she’s a friend of hers. The next question was about Lopez and that’s when Carey said, “I don’t know her.”

“It’s not like I don’t know who she is. Of course I do,” said Carey.

Glad she cleared that up.


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Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.