The ‘Hero’ singer has insisted that she remains unaware of the ‘Maid in Manhattan’ actress and fellow pop diva’s existence, as she repeated the same phrase she had previously used to discard the ‘Waiting for Tonight’ hitmaker 10 years ago.
Asked by TMZ about her previous dismissal of her chart rival, Mariah said: “I still don’t know her.”
Meanwhile, Jennifer spoke last week about the 45-year-old star’s previous comments, attributing it to “forgetfulness”. She said: “Mariah is forgetful I guess! We’ve met many times.” However, it seems Mariah isn’t the only forgetful one as just last year Jennifer, 46, claimed they had never met when she insisted she had no idea where their apparent feud had come from.
She said: “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. 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.”
Despite her denials, the ‘On the Floor’ singer caused a stir when it emerged she had attended almost every performer’s Las Vegas residency – except Mariah’s. But the ‘American Idol’ judge – who has her own residency in the city – insisted it wasn’t a deliberate snub.
She said: “I think last year when [Mariah’s residency] started I was already here in New York filming ‘Shades of Blue’ and doing ‘Idol’ on the weekends–didn’t have a lot of time. Then I started preparing my own. I don’t think there’s been a time when I could have seen it.”