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Mariah Carey Is Aware of That Meme of Her, Thanks

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The internet is rife with Mariah Carey gifs, a quick Google search “Mariah Carey shade” will reveal. Perhaps none of them are as memorable, however, as the time she was asked about Jennifer Lopez during an interview. Her response: "I don't know her," an answer that's since been immortalized in the form of this perfect gif:

But until an interview with The Cut this morning, no one was sure whether Mariah herself had ever heard of it. Turns out, she has, and she thinks you're blowing it all out of proportion.

She says:

Well, there was a very interesting shirt that a fan made with a quote that I said years ago that, when I said it, I really wasn't trying to be funny. I was just being honest and everybody's kind of blowing it out of proportion but this guy had a shirt on and it was a picture of me that he made and the quote was underneath it — and I'm going to leave you hanging as to what it was.

Though she only teases the reference, multiple outlets confirm that it is, in fact, the now-iconic "I don't know her" moment. Mariah Carey to the world: