Good, bad, or just plain diva-esque, singing sensation Mariah Carey has made quite an impression on her fellow stars over the course of her 30-year career.
As most already know, Carey and Jennifer Lopez aren’t the closest of friends. In fact, Carey insists she has no idea who the Monster-in-Law actor is. In a vintage interview that resurfaced in 2013, Carey boldly said, “I don’t know her” when asked about Lopez. However, this isn’t the first time Lopez’s name has been mentioned to the “We Belong Together” hitmaker.
In a 2005 radio interview, Carey was asked if she would ever do a duet with the New Yorker. While trying to avoid an answer, the Grammy winner said, “I don’t know how that would sound,” before everyone in the room started laughing. When asked again about going into the studio with Lopez, Carey continued to avoid saying no. During a television interview on “The Wendy Williams Show,” Lopez told the chat show’s host that she and Carey had met many times, cheekily noting that she was “forgetful.” At the Billboard Music Awards, Lopez chose to scroll through her phone instead of watching Carey perform on stage. Years later, Carey upped the ante by telling TMZ that she’s “still [doesn’t] know her” after all this time.
Carey’s diva persona not only rubbed Lopez the wrong way, but also former Disney star Miley Cyrus, who challenged the music icon in an interview.
Miley Cyrus can see through Mariah Carey’s “Shtick.”
With a huge back catalog of hits and a vocal range few artists match, Mariah Carey has been credited as an inspiration to many over the years. One person who isn’t interested in what she has to offer is former “Hannah Montana” actress Miley Cyrus.
In a cover story interview with ELLE in 2016, Cyrus opened up about why the “Vision of Love” hitmaker isn’t for her. “I’ve never really been a fan because it’s so much about Mariah Carey,” she said, adding, “It’s part of her shtick; i can see through this That’s part of what makes her a gay icon Mimi! It’s about what she’s wearing and it’s about her.” Discussing her own artistry, Cyrus insisted that the music she makes isn’t about her. Instead, it’s about sharing their story and connecting listeners to it.
It appears Carey didn’t directly respond to Cyrus’ words. That same year, when Carey appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen during a game of Does! She! Know! Her!?” when asked about the We Can’t Stop hitmaker, she briefly recalled meeting Cyrus once in a bathroom. In 2008, Cyrus and Carey sang alongside Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige and Rihanna to perform the charity single Just Stand Up! to raise money for Stand Up to Cancer.
Is Miley Cyrus a fan of Mariah Carey after all?
Despite telling ELLE she’s not a fan, Miley Cyrus and Mariah Carey both seem to have nothing but positive vibes for each other these days. In 2021, Cyrus shared a video about her Instagram story She sang and danced with ex-boyfriend Cody Simpson and Mason Hyce Barnes to Carey’s song “A No No” in the mirror. However, this isn’t the only time Cyrus has paid tribute to Carey’s music in any way. At the 2007 Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade, the “Angels Like You” hitmaker sang a rendition of Carey’s holiday classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
in one tweet In response to a now-deleted Twitter account, Carey defended Cyrus when she responded to a message from a fan who allegedly addressed Cyrus because he had the same initials as her. “Lol gotta love the Lambily!!!! We both have the same initials! Obviously @Madonna too! And @mistyonpointe!” she wrote. “Refer to my lyrics though, jk. Love you girl @MileyCyrus,” Carey added, doing numerous red heart emojis. It seems Cyrus enjoys sharing the same initials as Carey, as the ‘Last Song’ actor proudly pointed out Twitter back in 2014.