There’s nothing awkward about correcting an impression that gives your hard-earned credit to someone else as it was in the case of Mariah Carey’s Christmas classic discussion on CNN’s New Year’s Eve show, with host Andy Cohen who asked, “When you recorded ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You,’ did you have a sense that it was going to live for so long? Because it’s one of those songs that you listen to and it still sounds like a brand-new song.”
Mariah Carey responded, “Thank you, but first of all, I hate to always say this, but as a writer, I wrote that song.”
And Cohen immediately added, “I know,” but it was too little, too late, for the diva.
The Grammy award-winning superstar, cut-in again, “Yeah, but you said, ‘recorded it,’ so I just had to clarify it for the folks at home.” Mariah Carey and her songwriting partner Walter Afanasieff co-wrote the song, supposedly in just 15 minutes.
After noticing a sound at the background, Carey quickly inquired what the noise in the background was for, and getting Cohen to reply that it was Jennifer Lopez’s performance for the evening.
Mariah Carey has a long feud with Jennifer Lopez over her claim that Lopez copied her “Loverboy” with “I’m Real.”
Carey addressed the matter in her recent memoir, which described “a female entertainer on Sony’s label whom I don’t know,” plus her famous interview response of “I don’t know her” to a question about Jennifer Lopez.