Lady Gaga got off easier, as Carey explained, “She came to my show, she was very sweet. She came to the Christmas show at the Beacon Theatre and we had a nice conversation… We’ve met...I enjoyed the moment.”
The pop diva also called Taylor Swift a “very sweet girl,” Katy Perry a “nice girl,” and said, “I love Britney Spears.”
She vaguely recalled meeting Miley Cyrus “in a bathroom once” and said she’s never had a conversation with Madonna.
As for Ariana Grande, Carey was not so forgiving. When Cohen suggested Grande was like a young Carey early in her career, the mother of two replied, “I don’t know when early in the career was… Honestly I’m not familiar, I listen to hip-hop more than I listen to pop music.”
“’Reveal’ is such an interesting word,” Carey replied, laughing. “I want people to watch the show because honestly, I don’t want to go into it but when something is real, and it’s a beautiful thing, you don’t want to trash it up. It is what it is.”