Mariah Carey Explains Her Iconic: 'I Don't Know Her' Comment About Jennifer Lopez

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Mariah Carey has no problem letting you know how she feels about certain things — or certain people. Back in the early 2000s, Mariah was asked about Jennifer Lopez and simply stated, “I don’t know her.”

The not-shady-but-super-shady comment has gone down in Lamb history.

mariah i don't know her

In a recent interview with The Cut, Carey brought up the iconic line, saying she “was just being honest.”

Hyland: Your fans love to give you crazy presents. What’s something you’ve gotten recently from a Lamb?

Carey: Recently? I don’t know. [yawns] I’m sorry, I’m having a “sleep” moment…

Well, there was a very interesting shirt that a fan made with a quote that I said years ago that, when I said it, I really wasn’t trying to be funny. I was just being honest and everybody’s kind of blowing it out of proportion but this guy had a shirt on and it was a picture of me that he made and the quote was underneath it — and I’m going to leave you hanging as to what it was.

Hyland: Will I be able to Google what it was?

Carey: Probably, yes.

The viral comment-turned-meme has carried on a rumored feud between her and J.Lo over the past 15 years. Jennifer addressed the alleged beef on Watch What Happens Live last year.

“I don’t have a feud against her at all. I know from back in the day, I’ve read things that she’s said about me that were not the greatest, but we have never met,” Jennifer told WWHL host Andy Cohen. “Like, we don’t know each other. I think it’s kind of from word of mouth of things that have happened in the past that I’m not really aware of. But I don’t know.”

We don’t know either.

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