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Mariah Carey Opens Up On Not Knowing Jennifer Lopez And Nicki Minaj Feud Rumors

Ralph Bristout

 // May 18, 2016

Mariah Carey gave quite the interesting interview last night (May 17) on "Watch What Happens Live," and by "interesting" we mean tea-sipping gold. While sitting with host Andy Cohen, the pop diva spilled some major tea on hot topics such as the status of rumored feuds with Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj.

In regards to Lopez, Carey cleared the air about the infamous "I don't know her" remark she once gave a reporter after being asked about the "Waiting For Tonight" singer. "That was so long ago," said Carey. "I can't believe people still make such a big deal out of it." In regards to how the now infamous response originated, Carey clarified, "It wasn't like I don't know who she is — of course I do. That's not the question... The question was about Beyoncé and I was saying I think she's super talented. She's a friend of mine. She's always been sweet to me. She's always been very cool and then they asked me another question [about Lopez]." But before the dust could settle, she slyly replied back at a response Lopez gave Wendy Williams earlier this year, in which she alluded to Carey being "forgetful."

“Apparently, I’m forgetful because I don’t remember the fact that it was just like, ‘Hi, I’m so and so.’ And then move on,” Carey argued. “If I have 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.’”

“Does she seem cool?” Cohen asked. “I don’t know her, what am I supposed to say?” Carey replied.

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Carey was later dismissive when Nicki Minaj was mentioned. As you might remember, the two stars shared time together on the 12th season of "American Idol," which yielded plenty of bad press from behind the scenes.

"Can you say three nice things about Nicki Minaj?" Cohen asked Carey. Following a brief, awkward silence, she answered, "Can you?"

Carey is set to star in an eight-part documentary series called "Mariah's World," which will follow her path on tour overseas as well as the planning to her upcoming wedding to Australian billionaire James Packer.

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