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:
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