Mariah Carey delivered yet another iconic moment when she awkwardly reacted to hearing Jennifer Lopez’s music during a NYE interview, adding fuel to the ongoing speculation about their ‘feud’.
Love Don’t Cost A Thing singer Jennifer performed live in Times Square last night to ring in 2021, coincidentally just as Mariah spoke to Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper in a live interview with CNN, who were broadcasting in the area.
At one point during the interview, Mariah, 50, got a little distracted by the background noise which just happened to be Jennifer, 51, performing.
‘What’s going on in the background, I’m hearing music?’ the We Belong Together singer asked inquisitively.
Somewhat sheepishly, Cohen replied: ‘We got J.Lo behind us, actually.’
Mariah’s subsequent reaction – or lack thereof – completely stole the moment as she continued to hold the fixed smile on her face without acknowledging Jennifer in the slightest.
It didn’t go unnoticed by viewers who pointed out the awkwardness given Mariah and Jennifer who aren’t exactly friends.
‘Not Jlo performing while Mariah Carey speaks Andy AINT S**T for mentioning Jlo lmaooooo,’ one fan cried.
Another reacted similarly: ‘Not them interviewing Mariah during JLo’s performance BYE it’s so messy.’
‘JLo is performing and CNN is still talking to Mariah? Am i hearing right?’ one tweeted during the tense moment.
Enjoying the drama, one viewer said: ‘U can’t make this up… Mariah on #CNNnye the exact same time JLo is performing on #RockinEve.’
One also revelled in the shade and tweeted: ‘CNN interviewing Mariah Carey as JLo performs in the background is the chefs kiss we needed to end this year.’
Mariah then opened up about the tension for the first time in her recent memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey, where she wrote: ‘After hearing my new song, using the same sample I used, Sony rushed to make a single for another female entertainer on their label (whom I don’t know).’
Credit: Original article published here.