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Madonna v. Mariah: A decade-long feud / Jossip

Thu / 07 Jul 2005
Madonna v. Mariah: A decade-long feud

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That little rift at Live 8 between Madonna and Mariah Carey we told you about yesterday actually seems to have some roots, and not the ones Madge usually sprouts from her neglected dye job.

This rivalry is actually a longstanding one — it stretches back to ’95, when Mariah was nothing if not a hit-making robot and Madonna was struggling to move units (regardless of enjoying the longest running No. 1 of her career earlier that year). Supposedly, Madonna revealed during an interview that she’d kill herself if she were Mariah (paraphrasing here), a sour-grapes comment on Mariah’s work-horsiness. Mariah hit back with a gem of a soundbite

and the video is available on FourFour, which features Mariah in 1995 saying, “I really haven’t paid attention to Madonna since like 7th or 8th grade when she used to be popular.”

And welcome back to the realm of relevance yourself, Mariah. (via)

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