Mariah Carey’s career has struggled for the past five years, so it must be upsetting seeing that Jennifer Lopez has risen way above her in the entertainment industry. The two have always feuded, especially after Jennifer Lopez was given material that Mariah Carey was supposed to sing on her ill-fated Glitter album.
Finally, on Watch What Happens Live, Jennifer Lopez has addressed the feud, according to Us Weekly.
“When show host Andy Cohen questioned Lopez, 46, about her current relationship with Carey, he casually mentioned the time Lopez was caught texting during Carey’s performance at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. The ‘Jenny From the Block’ songstress was quick to defend herself.”
The article notes that Lopez insisted there has been no feud. She said she had watched a lot of Mariah’s performance, but that it was very long.
“I may have looked down for one second, and people were like, ‘Look at her! Look at her! So not fair. So not fair. I was watching her the whole time,” Lopez continued.
Cohen brought up the fact that while in Las Vegas, Jennifer Lopez made the effort to see Britney Spears’ and Shania Twain’s show, but not Mariah Carey’s. Judging by the fact that there were mixed reviews of Mariah’s shows, Jennifer Lopez might not want to attend. In contrast, JLo’s shows have received unanimously good reviews.
Gerrick Kennedy from the Los Angeles Times is one of the critics who was thoroughly impressed with J.Lo’s performance.
“‘Vegas, there’s a new girl in town,’ Jennifer Lopez announced during a sold-out show at Planet Hollywood’s Axis Theater on Friday. Judging from the dazzling two-hour spectacle the multi-hyphenate entertainer has produced for her debut Vegas residency, Lopez’s proclamation felt more like a warning to the other pop divas that have mounted high-profile shows on the Strip.”
Kennedy added that with all the razzle dazzle, Lopez easily outdoes all of her competitors with her show. Katy Atkinson from Billboard seemed to agree.
“The only question after seeing Jennifer Lopez’s All I Have residency in Las Vegas is: What took her so long?” Atkinson asked at the very beginning of the article.Atkinson noted that Jennifer Lopez’s show is very much like a walk through her life. Ms. Lopez brought out special guests Ja Rule and Ne-Yo and kept the crowd seduced for the entire evening.
The initial reviews Jennifer Lopez received were much better than the reviews Mariah Carey had received when she kicked off her Las Vegas residency. Jon Caramanica of the New York Times gave Mariah’s show one of the worst reviews the newspaper has ever given, starting the review with a paragraph comparing Carey to a “crash.”
“On Wednesday night, Ms. Carey performed for a largely difficult two hours at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace here, the first show in what’s to be a two-year residency totaling more than 50 concerts. That she’s embarking upon something like this is already a sign of defeat… When it came to the notes, though, the struggle was real. From the beginning of the night, she was tentative and inconsistent.”
However, there have been just as many good reviews as bad ones, and recent attendees claim Mariah Carey is far more comfortable than she was when she first started her Las Vegas residency. Perhaps, if things go according to plan, Mariah Carey can make a comeback and hit Jennifer Lopez’s current level of superstardom.
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