American singer and songwriter, Mariah Carey has revisited her feud with fellow singer, Jennifer Lopez in her new memoir, “The Meaning of Mariah Carey”.
The long-running feud between the two made a cameo in the book, with Carey even poking fun at her now infamous “I don’t know her” comment about Lopez as she detailed how ex husband Tommy Mottola allegedly tried to derail her career following their divorce.
While she writes that she understands “Glitter” wasn’t exactly Oscar bait, she doesn’t think it “deserved” the hate it got at the time — and places at least some of the movie and the soundtrack’s failure on Mottola.
“Much of what went wrong with Glitter led back to Tommy,” wrote Mariah. “He was angry about the divorce and my departure from Sony, and he used all his power and connections to punish me.”
She accused her ex “and his cronies” of physically pulling standees and other promotional items for the album from record stores, before claiming he “interfered with the ‘Glitter’ soundtrack.”
“Tommy was furious when I cut the strings he used to manipulate me,” she said. “There was no way he would allow me to have a huge success after leaving him and Sony. He was not going to let me or Glitter shine.”
Rubbing salt in the wound, she claimed, was the fact Tommy even “forbade” her from making movies when they were together — and to see her career expand “made him feel like he was shrinking