It might be a new year, but some things never change. During CNN’s coverage of New Year’s Eve in Times Square, co-hosts Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper chatted with the one and only Mariah Carey!
As they talked, however, Mariah Carey couldn’t help but be momentarily distracted by what was happening in the background — which just so happened to be Jennifer Lopez‘s performance on ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve!
Mariah Carey stopped the interview, as she was heriang some music, asd asked what was going on in the background, as Jennfier Lopez’s singing could vaguely be heard behind Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper.
Feeling a bit uncomfortable by being put on the spot, Andy Cohen simply said that Jennifer Lopez behind them, before quickly changing the subject. While the interaction may have come across as totally innocent, there are actually quite a few layers to Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez’s relationship, or lack of it.
The two powerhouse performers and respected artists have supposedly been caught-up in a feud that goes way back. It all started in the early aughts when Mariah Carey was asked a question about Jennifer Lopez from a foreign news station. This was the moment where Mariah Carey doled out the infamous response, “I don’t know her.”
Mariah Carey clarified that they don’t know each other, and she would love to meet her and be friends with her. She thinks she’s incredibly talented. Here’s hoping that 2021 will be the year that J. Lo and Mimi finally get to know each other!