Think Nicki Minaj is the only star who has had beef with Mariah Carey? Bueno, think again. Here is a rundown of her epic feuds. Are you Team Mimi?
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The 12th season of American Idol has been filled with drama thanks to Mariah and Nicki. Sources say the mother-of-two was not thrilled when she heard the rapper would be joining the panel. In fact, Mariah reportedly hung up the phone when told of the news. It has been a downward spiral ever since. Their Idol-sized drama keeps going strong!
The music executive and powerhouse singer married in 1993 and divorced four years later. She later revealed tumultuous details of the marriage and expressed, “I longed for someone to come kidnap me back then…I used to fantasize about that a lot.” Mottola, now married to Thalia, later confessed that his relationship with Mariah was, “absolutely wrong and inappropriate.”
Back in 2001, Mimi and Eminem collaborated on Charmbracelet album and allegedly started dating shortly after working together. Despite all of the rumors, Mariah has always adamantly denied being involved with the rapper.
On the other hand, Eminem confirmed the hook-up rumors in an interview with Rolling Stone, and dropped several lines about her in his songs including, “All Of Me” where he raps, "Em predicted it all, I don't know how he knew it / He said women from Hollywood they liars, liars, liars / You fuck them, they get you heated, deny it like Mariah.”
Mariah later dropped the track “Obsessed” inspired by Em. These two know how to keep a fight going!
Call it the battle of the divas. X-Tina didn’t hold back about her dramatic history with the “Daydream” singer. In The Voice judge’s GQ interview back in 2006, she revealed, “One time, we were at a party and I think she got really drunk, and she had just really derogatory things to say to me.” Aguilera added, “But it was at that time that she had that breakdown, so she might have been very medicated.”
Carey fired back and told Access Hollywood, “I had hoped that Christina was in a better place now than the last time I saw her, when she showed up uninvited at one of my parties and displayed questionable behavior.”
The beef ended when Aguilera said she didn’t want “any bad energy with anyone.” When talking directly about Mimi, she also said, “I have all the respect in the world for her.”
The rumored feud began shortly after J.Lo launched her music career. During an interview, Mariah supposedly said, “She’s a dancer isn’t she? She lip-synced Selena’s vocals you know," and added, "I don’t think that as a singer we are in the same category as artists.” In a 2011 interview with Nick Cannon, he asked Lopez if there was really a problem between the two divas. “Never has been for me, at all. I’ve always been a big fan of hers,” she said.