It appeared to be a battle of the divas on the season finale of ‘American Idol’ — and we’re not talking about the contestants!
Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez, who are rumored to be rivals, both performed on the May 16 season finale of American Idol. J.Lo was given the prime spot of performing her new song “Live It Up” before the coronation of the season 12 champ, but Mariah didn’t appears to be enthused. While Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban jumped to their feet at the end of the song, Mariah continued sitting and instead, playfully toyed with a streamer. Do you think it was intentional?
Mariah Carey Disses Jennifer Lopez
Even though Mariah was given the opportunity to sing a medley of her own hits at the top of the finale, she seemed unamused by the positive response J.Lo received.
The present and former judges do have a complicated history. It seems Mariah never got over the fact that her Sony Music Head ex-husband Tommy Mottola gave Jennifer material she’d wanted for her Glitter soundtrack after she left his label. In a way, Jennifer was picked by Tommy to be the next Mariah after their divorce.
UPDATE: An eyewitness tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively, “During the entire performance, Mariah was dancing in her chair and loving every single minute of it. When the confetti dropped, Mariah took some of it and waved it around in celebration of how well J.Lo did. She eventually stood up, but cameras might have not caught it, and her dresses don’t allow her to get up that often. But overall, Mariah couldn’t have been happier with the performance. Whatever was caught on TV must have been misconstrued — the entire look and feel of things — but she was a huge fan of the performance. There is no feud.”
Jennifer Lopez Performs ‘Live It Up’
While Pitbull joined Jennifer on stage and rapped, she gave a dance-heavy performance while sporting a skimpy white dress with knee-high boats. J.Lo’s backup dancers performed cool acrobatics on swings lining the stage. J.Lo perfectly balanced seductive dance moves with singing the lyrics to the song, giving an overall great performance!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Did Mariah diss Jennifer Lopez?
— Chris Rogers
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