Irv Gotti: ‘Tommy Mottola Promoted Jennifer Lopez To Spite Mariah Carey’

Published: Wednesday 2nd Aug 2017 by Rashad

Fans of Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez may not realize their feud started long before the former uttered that infamous phrase, ‘I don’t know her.’

As had been long rumored, the ladies were being pitted against one another behind the scenes by label execs – namely Carey’s ex-husband Tommy Mottola.  And, while that’s yet to be publicly confirmed by the Sony leader himself, another industry exec – Irv Gotti of Murder Inc. – is going on record to confirm the rumor.

Claiming J.Lo’s #1 hit, ‘I’m Real,’ was rushed to be recorded and strategically promoted to spite the multi-octave songbird, Gotti recently stirred a nearly 2-decade long hot pot of beef between the beauties.  A pot, from the looks of things, that shows no sign of cooling.

Hear Gotti’s story below (start at the 2:10 mark):

Fans of Carey’s know this is NOT the first time Gotti or Ja Rule have publicly addressed this.  As far back as 2002, Irv was quoted in an interview stating that J.Lo’s ‘I’m Real’ was a direct result of Mottola hearing music that was meant for Carey’s ‘Glitter’ soundtrack:

Click here to read  that in its entirety.

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  1. Lmfao_Hoe August 2, 2017

    Thank you SOMEONE finally with common sense has said. If not J LO but Tommy trifling ass was trying to ruin Mariah’s career. Hell even MJ said this when he had his beef with him and Sony trying to get his catalog and they sabotaged his Invincible album too.

    • LISA August 2, 2017

      Tommy was dangerous and ruined the careers of George Michael and Michael Jackson and he tried to destroy MARIAH, good for you Mariah and JLO KNOWS SHE TRIFLIN ASHANTI is really singing I’m real

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  2. Lmfao_Hoe August 2, 2017

    Also if you go BACK to that video where they interviewed Mariah before asked about J Lo she was asked about Beyonce, to which she spoke on her not as an artist but someone she met and knew citing personality traits. She’s kind, sweet, humble ect. When asked about J Lo ” I don’t know her” …like obviously she know J Lo as an artist but person??? Nope how could she they never held a conversation or personally encounter eachother. Media and stans always causing trouble with fanbases.

    • Marcus August 2, 2017

      No dahling, this is an excuse Mariah maded up so she would not have to tell this story and expose JLo, she was really shading her

      • Stephy August 2, 2017

        “Maded up” … What an idiot.

  3. Fancy BISH August 2, 2017

    Ashanti sung the hook, background and ad-libs on I’m Real
    “We love Ashanti!” -Mariah Carey

  4. …I HATE WHITE B******. …and. BLACK B******. …both not s***… August 2, 2017

    yes, we all know when Tommy shut Mariah out from the Grammys it was almost an industry joke how Tommy made mimi lose.. And she was made to sit in the audience and look like a fool…Tommy gave Mariah everything and in return did she ever say I love you Tommy on stage….no….

    • Stephy August 2, 2017

      Ummm no he treated her like a puppet. That’s not giving her “everything”. Clive Davis gave Whitney everything and looked out for her. And most of all, showed her respect. He wasn’t trying to ruin her mental state, talk s*** about her & ruin her career. Tommy was shady as hell. Even calling Irv a “fat NIGGGGER”. And she thanked his musty ass plenty of times, live on stage, @ the :40 mark she says “I love you” receipts #1 –

      • …I HATE WHITE B******. …and. BLACK B******. …both not s***… August 2, 2017

        Not sincere. ,,,…at times on stage it seem more like she was his ho….. .Tommy broke Mariah to the point she had a nervous breakdown and was hospitalize when he dropped her ass……Mariah should have had Tommy’s children and loved him…..she treated him like a trick…not her husband ….s…ex in exchange for a deal….. its obvious she was fuckn those rappers if she fked nick cannon too.

      • Stephy August 2, 2017

        You’re an idiot.

      • …I HATE WHITE B******. …and. BLACK B******. …both not s***… August 3, 2017

        @Steph…..btch u sat and read every last word….I typed stupid dumb b**** I speak the facts…..btchez like you have no thoughts….so you ride off other peoples comments

      • Stephy August 3, 2017

        A complete IDIOT

  5. Fancy BISH August 2, 2017

    This is off topic, but I wish Mariah would have kept Head Over Heels for herself…Allure recorded it, and I love it…but Mariah would have slayed DOWN lol

  6. Stephy August 2, 2017

    What a nasty low down dirty place the music industry is. Tommy should’ve been a helping hand & father like figure to MC. Not sleeping with her and controlling/trying to ruin her career.

  7. Jay August 2, 2017

    Irv gotti is a snitch, ugh so messy! smh

    • Stephy August 2, 2017

      Please… Tommy tried his best to sabotage Irv… He could care less about that racist

  8. king z August 2, 2017

    irv better watch out. tommy is a dangerous man, so they say

  9. Suicide Blonde August 3, 2017

    If anything she should be mad at her ex, not at JLo, but there are probably other factors as to why she can’t stand her.

  10. Jay August 3, 2017

    Latina vs Latina

    Not my problem

    Whats Mariah’s real last name again?

    • Suicide Blonde August 3, 2017

      Mariah is mostly black, her dad was an Afro-Venezuelan, I know latinos can be of every race, white, black, Asian etc but culturally speaking she’s not Latina as her culture is Afro-American, JLo’s grandparents were from Spain, both parents Puerto Ricans and her culture is Latin, so this is more an African American vs Latina feud, also, most Mariah fans are African Americans and most African Americans hate JLo, it has always been like that, remember JLo vs Beyoncé?

      • Tim Brown August 3, 2017

        I do not understand? How is MC mostly black, when her mom is Caucasian as well. I would say MC is a latina just like JL. 🤷🏾‍♀️ She always looks so stunning on the Latina magazine covers! ❤️

      • Suicide Blonde August 3, 2017

        I mean culturally speaking she’s mostly black, she seems more in touch with the AA identify. If we go by genetics then most people would be surprised to know that Mariah is predominantly Caucasian, she must be 65/68% European, which won’t make her black like most people think she is.

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler August 3, 2017

        Culturally speaking she’s black? Black isn’t a cultural….and Mariah’s father was afro LATINO. Therefore, she could identify as Latin American if she really wanted to.

      • XoMoDe August 3, 2017

        What a stupid conversation. Her mother is white. Her father was half black and half Venezuelan. Who knows what her father looked like or how he “identified”, but usually when Black is mixed with something else, it becomes more dominant and other side recessive. Ultimately this b**** is 50% White…25% African-American (Black) and 25% Venezuelan. So, no, she couldn’t seriously “identify” herself a “Latina,” that would be borderline disingenuous…which is probably why she doesn’t. Technically, she’s more white than anything. Attempts to play of “POC” status have always been more about marketing than actual heritage.

      • Linear August 3, 2017

        A DNA test probably wouldn’t detect any “Venezuelan” lineage in her, even if it’s matter of fact. At this point it’s been diluted. That’s like being 1/4 Korean from a great, great grandmother and talking about “K-Pride”. Sit yo exaggerating ass down. MC is black and white. Stop splitting hairs.

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler August 3, 2017

        Idc how you try to dissect it. The bottom black ass line is, Mariah is mixed with VENEZUELAN. She’s partially Latina #FACTS.COM

    • ??? August 3, 2017

      lol please, mariah was raised as a white woman. she’s fucn white lol.

  11. DanYiel Iman August 3, 2017

    Didn’t start listening to Mariah Carey until “When You believe” featuring Whitney Houston..🙏🏽

  12. Lake Erie August 3, 2017

    Smh that’s crazy. The records do sound a lot alike! I never even realized that. I always thought that the MC & Ja joint had single potential though and never understood why it wasn’t pushed.

  13. ??? August 3, 2017

    lol its called karma. funny how everyone is acting like they forgot that mariah slept with tommy for her record deal while he was married to his first wife. jlo is her karma lol.

  14. AmbeRussell August 3, 2017

    Fans been saying this theory for years. I guess someone on the inside saying it makes it note real. Tommy had control over Marian and didn’t want her to tour, or work with other artists outside her style. Wanted her to be a standing singer with ballad songs.

  15. Gee August 3, 2017

    Funny how when MC was screaming sabotage everyone called her crazy but now that Irv is telling this story for about the one hundredth time now it just goes to show that MC was onto something all along and this is where the feud between these two stems from Tommy planted the seed and Jennifer carried out the act.

    • Avi August 3, 2017

      Eh? I don’t remember anyone disputing that Tommy and JLo were playing a game of dirty chess behind the scenes. The hypocrisy is that Mariah gladly accepted and participating in all of Tommy’s schemes and tricks when it benefited HER career…so she shouldn’t have gasped when she saw Tommy use those same things of shenanigans with another artist, even if it was at her expense. Mariah knew he was a snake in 1990 when he was sleeping with her while still married to his first wife. She knew he was a schemer when he was pricing her singles at 49cents to manipulate the charts in her favor. What did she think was gonna happen when she got out of his good graces? Mariah got involved with a snake and wound up getting bitten herself. Oh well.

  16. JOHNVIDAL August 3, 2017

    Mariah obviously went through a lot and she survived. She´s a real survivor of the music insutry when the music industry was HUGE and the standards crazy high. Very few people have survived to such types of situations in the industry. More power to her. Her talent and own style is amazing.

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