A lot has been made out of Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey's rumoured feud, but the majority of the drama between the two has always come from Mariah's side. Despite all the shade that Mimi's thrown her way over the years, JLo still found it in her heart to defend the diva --and herself-- when questioned about the awful first-week sales that their respective new albums just suffered.
"Mariah and I did what the kids are doing [now]. We had the time when we would drop the thing and it'd go straight to number one and the album would go straight to number one. We did that two, three, four times over. She's probably done it many more times than even I did. At a certain point in your career, there's a reinvention that has to go on. But there's also, you're in it for a marathon, it's not about a sprint. This is not a movie, this is not an opening weekend and it tanks. There's singles that are gonna come out over the course of the next six months. So to me, the release of the album is a celebration because it's the beginning of something new."
She added: "So for me it's not about the first day sales. We're in a different time in our career. We are in a different status than the ones that need to prove themselves and come out and go, 'My thing has to be number one right now!' Ours doesn't have to. We have a fanbase, we have years behind us, we have loyalty, we have people who are interested. And that's a blessing to be in this spot. People always try to make you feel bad about that, but honestly I think it's a badge of honour."
Only JLo could be so gracious about flopping and somehow turn it into a positive about how successful she is compared to all the new female singers. If you asked Mimi the same question, she'd just say all her unsuccessful singles were 'buzz' tracks for the fans and then point the finger at her record label or manager for not promoting her album properly.
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