Mariah Carey Explains That Viral ‘I Don’t Know Her’ Meme About Jennifer Lopez

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LOL! Oh, please.

Mariah Carey‘s I don't know her” has become the gif to end all gifs and one of the top memes of all time.

Pitchfork asked Mariah, “You get memed a lot and turned into GIFs. Do you see those?,” to which she responded, “Some of them, yes. It is what it is. You have to embrace it.”

The publication continued, “Even when you say the most simple shit, like
‘I don’t know her’ about Jennifer Lopez, it gets turned into a never-ending meme.”

Mariah then responded, “I really was trying to say something nice or say nothing at all. I really was.”

She added that she tries to “stay away” from how everyone dissects her every word, “because you can't drown in that.” Carey continued, “I don't know how people read comments all the time and then survive.”

However, when asked about it in 2009 for a radio interview, Carey replied, “I don't know the woman. There were things in the past that are from the past. I think there was more confusion courtesy of a record company issue.”

When asked it later by TMZ back in 2016 while at an airport, she said, “I still don't know her.”

Even later, when Andy Cohen pressed her on Watch What Happens Live, “Do you know each other!?” she exclaimed, “No! You know what? I'm very forgetful. Apparently, I'm forgetful. Because I don't remember the fact that it was like ‘Hi, I'm so and so' and then we moved on. If I have never had a conversation about you and someone asks me, I would be like ‘I don't know them but they seem cool' or ‘I don't know them'.” Then Cohen asked, “Does she seem cool?,” to which Carey replied, “I don't know her. Like what am I supposed to say?”


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