Mariah Carey appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live to talk about her upcoming docs-series Mariah’s World. But the most interesting part of the interview was how “classily” Mariah shaded some of her fellow music artists.
If you recall the infamous interview where Mariah was asked about Jennifer Lopez some years ago and she responded “I don’t know her”, this interview started out pretty much the same.
When asked if she knew J.Lo, she simply stated, “No.”
“Apparently, I’m forgetful,” Carey continued. “I don’t know her. What am I supposed to say? I’m not gonna put on a thing like, ‘We’re all Hollywood. Let’s pretend we’re all best friends because we’re in that land.’ It’s no offense to anybody.”
Mimi left the biggest shade for Nicki Minaj. During the show’s popular Q&A game Plead the Fifth, when asked if she could say three nice things about the rapper, she took a very long pause and then said, “Can you?”
“You know, I always felt it was more important, with that situation, to not plead the fifth, but to just stay above the fray,” she said as she regathered herself. “Because you don’t want to be déclassé. You just want to move it along.” Mariah then took a sip from her drink. The shade is so real, y’all.
Though she didn’t have anything nice to say about Nicki or Jenny, when asked about Beyonce, she praised the BeyHive Queen.
“I’m a fan, I love her. We have fun together, she’s a fun person, she’s really cool,” she said.
Watch Mariah Carey’s shade-tastic appearance on WWHL above and below.