There appeared to be a diva face-off on the season finale of ‘American Idol,’ but an eyewitness tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that viewers were fooled by a bit of editing.
The season finale of American Idol on May 16 was exciting, but it was Mariah Carey’s potential diss towards Jennifer Lopez that caught viewers’ attention! At the end of J.Lo’s performance of “Live It Up,” it appeared as though Mariah refrained from giving a standing ovation while her fellow judges Randy Jackson, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj leapt to their feet.
Mariah Carey: Jennifer Lopez Diss Never Happened — Dress Too Tight To Stand
However, 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.”
Mariah Carey & Jennifer Lopez’s Complicated Past
The fellow pop stars do have a complicated history. Around 2001, Mariah’s Sony boss ex-husband Tommy Mottola reportedly gave Jennifer material Mariah had wanted for her Glitter soundtrack after she left his label. Following Mariah’s divorce from Tommy, the music exec allegedly tailored J.Lo to be the next Mariah. Also, Mariah reportedly demanded to be paid $2 million more than Jennifer to appear on Idol.
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— Chris Rogers, Reporting by Russ Weakland
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