Stars Who Can't Stand Jennifer Lopez

Everything Jennifer Lopez touches turns to gold. A successful singer and actress, the mama of two has found success on the music charts, in Las Vegas (her Planet Hollywood residency set a record when it surpassed $1 million in ticket sales), on the small screen (both as the star of Shades of Blue and the host of World of Dance), and even on the big screen in a slew of romantic comedies.

As of 2021, J.Lo is worth an impressive $400 million. Despite all of her notable accomplishments, however, she hasn't always had as much success in love ... nor on a personal level with her peers and fellow celebs. As it turns out, Jenny from the Block has reportedly been making enemies in Hollywood. Here are the stars who can't stand Jennifer Lopez. 

Mariah Carey claims she doesn't know her

The Lopez-Carey feud has played out since the early 2000s, and it all began with four little words Mariah Carey once uttered to a German reporter: "I don't know her."

Both stars have repeatedly been asked about the comment and they simply can't seem to decide whether they like each other or not. When Andy Cohen brought up the beef on his show, Watch What Happens Live, in 2014, Jennifer Lopez played the whole thing off, saying, "I don't have a feud against her at all. I know from back in the day I've read things that she's said about me that were not the greatest, but we have never met. Like, we don't know each other." She added, "I would love to meet her and I would love to be friends with her."

However, she sang quite the different tune during a 2016 appearance on The Wendy Williams Show. "[Carey] does say that. She's forgetful, I guess!" she slammed. "We've met many times." That same year, Carey spoke to Andy Cohen about the feud and stood her ground, reiterating, "I don't know her. What am I supposed to say?"

Following Carey's disastrous New Year's Eve performance that December, Lopez found an opportunity to throw the subtlest shade. When an Instagram user posted about the trainwreck show, writing, "Ever seen an accident you couldn't take your eyes away from? That was her tonight!", Lopez liked the post.

Brandy took Mariah Carey's side

Brandy seemingly picked sides in the ongoing Lopez-Carey feud when, in July 2017, she took to Instagram to share a photo of herself hugging Mariah Carey with a simple three-word caption many believed was overflowing with shade: "#SheKnowsMe". Almost as soon as the singer uploaded the snap, followers were all over her, speculating that the hashtag was surely in reference to Mimi's famous "I don't know her" comment.

The songstress was quick to deny the drama, amending the caption to read: "Oh My God, what happened?? I swear to Goodness I don't know what the fuss it about. I love this pic and now everyone thinks I'm throwing shade?? At who???" she asked. "This is funny. Can't take this one down, I love this picture and whenever I'm throwing shade (light) it's not questionable, you know that I am!!!" she continued before issuing a non-apology. "Also, I've met her several times like the several seats that should be taken, she does know me," she quipped.

As for Carey, she had something to say too, commenting on Brandy's post with a simple "I sure do!"

Nicki Minaj wanted her to 'scoot over'

Welcome to the battle of the divas! Nicki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez first exchanged jabs during a 2012 American Idol episode when Minaj performed and the latter was working as a judge. After the rapper finished her set, she asked, "I was hoping maybe I could come back and be a guest judge. JLo, can you scoot over a little bit?" Awkward!

Things got even icier when Lopez quipped back, "I don't know if there's enough room for both of us." Not letting it go, Minaj got fired up and told The Hollywood Reporter backstage, "She didn't seem to be having it but she gonna have it" before trying to smooth things over, saying, "We were just joking around."

Fast forward to 2015, however, and things between the two didn't seem to be any better. When Lopez opened the American Music Awards with a medley of songs that included an excerpt from Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda," there was one person in the audience who appeared to be totally unimpressed: Minaj herself.

As the camera cut to Minaj, her emotionless face undeniably said it all, but when a fan tweeted the clip and proclaimed "Damn JLo... Nicki Minaj facial expression says it all," she fired back, explaining, "LOL Says what all? I'm looking at my own face on the screen when I'm looking to the right. I turn back and look at her."

Rihanna dubbed her 'desperate'

Almost as soon as Jennifer Lopez shared a snap of herself chilling with Drake backstage at her Las Vegas show in December 2016, the rumor mill began turning, reporting that the pair was dating. The caption she used for the pic may have been tame — "Look who rolled up to my show tonight to say hi!!" — but the hashtag she chose to add (#lovehim) sure wasn't and neither was the follow-up post. The singer sure didn't help matters any when she uploaded an image of the Canadian rapper giving her a bear hug and looking rather cozy snuggling up to her.

While some didn't believe the headlines, Drake's on-again, off-again love interest, Rihanna, sure seemed to take the posts to heart and was none too impressed. According to an unnamed insider who spoke with In Touch, she felt like she had suffered "the ultimate betrayal" and dubbed Lopez "desperate" and a "traitor." After all, the two fierce ladies used to be tight and RiRi is said to have confided in Lopez about her tumultuous relationship with the hip-hop star.

Although Rihanna never publicly addressed the issue, she did appear to throw some major shade in the most subtle of ways when, in December 2016, she suddenly unfollowed Lopez on Instagram.

Rosie Perez called her a 'biatch'

On the surface, it seems like Rosie Perez and Lopez, who have known each other for decades (they met in 1991 at an open casting call for In Living Color's Fly Girl dancers when Perez was their choreographer and Lopez was a rising star), should share a great rapport. But despite having a lot in common — they're both dancers of Puerto Rico descent, who grew up in New York — according to Perez's 2014 memoir, Handbook for an Unpredictable Life (via New York Post) there's no love between them.

In the book, Perez recalled their time working together on the show and took the opportunity to paint Lopez in a seriously negative light. "All of the girls were coming into my office complaining how she was manipulating wardrobe, makeup, and me, all to her advantage," she wrote, accusing Lopez of acting like "some ghetto biatch, screaming and pounding her chest!"

Although Lopez left In Living Color after just two seasons, Perez accused the star of keeping their feud alive long after they parted ways. In the book, she portrayed the singer as being two-faced, saying she made "disparaging comments" about her in Hollywood, then acted friendly. "She came over to me, smiling, saying hello as if nothing had happened," Perez recalled of an encounter the pair had at a club. "I should've let it go, played it off too. Instead, I killed her with my biting tongue," she concluded. Wow.

Jenna Dewan thinks she's too fake

Jennifer Lopez and Jenna Dewan seemed to get along just fine when they both appeared on NBC's World of Dance. The reality dance competition, which premiered in 2017, saw Lopez taking on the role of executive producer and judge while Dewan acted as host and mentor. The pair, who are both dancers, never showed any signs of animosity on the small screen, but according to OK! magazine [via Gossip Cop], the vibe was very different behind the scenes.

"Jenna can't stand Jen's over-the-top theatrical fakery," the outlet quotes an unnamed source as saying. "Jen never fails to ham it up when the cameras are rolling, and she hijacks the show. It seems she'd prefer if Jenna just stayed in the background. Every situation, even off camera, is micromanaged by JLo, and Jenna feels very excluded," the insider concluded.

The alleged feud may need to be taken with a big grain of salt, however. Following the story's publication, Gossip Cop reported reaching out to an unnamed show producer, as well as Dewan's rep, and being told that the reports of beef on the set were absolutely not true.  

Ojani Noa blames her for everything

Although Lopez's short-lived marriage to Cuban waiter Ojani Noa ended in 1998, it seems her ex still can't stand her. Despite the fact that they were only married for nine months, Noa has been trying to slander his former flame and keep his name in the news by any means possible.

In 2006, he set out to publish a tell-all book dubbed The Unknown Truth: A Passionate Portrait of a Serial Thriller, which Lopez stopped with a lawsuit, claiming that her ex-hubby was breaking their confidentiality agreement. She was awarded $545,000 in damages and Noa was slapped with a court order, which forbid him from "criticising, denigrating, casting in a negative light or otherwise disparaging" Lopez.

Just three years later, he made headlines again when he threatened to release videos taped during the pair's honeymoon, showing the pop star "in a revealing lack of clothing, and in sexual situations, especially in the hotel room," causing her to file a $10 million lawsuit against him.  

Meanwhile, during a 2016 appearance on Million Dollar Matchmaker, he dumped blame on his former wife, saying she caused their split and claiming, "I was looking forward to being with her for the rest of my life. It didn't happen. She made the choice of her career instead of me." Talk about being bitter!

Mariah Carey continued to throw shade at J.Lo in her 2020 memoir

It seems Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez won't be burying the hatchet anytime soon. When Mimi published her memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, in September 2020, she not only revealed the root of her feud with J.Lo (finally!), but she also made sure to throw some serious shade her way.

In the book, Carey slams her ex-husband, Tommy Mottola, the then-Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, accusing him of trying to ruin her career and getting Jennifer Lopez involved, per Hollywood Life. As the outlet notes, a 23-year-old Carey married a 44-year-old Mottola in 1993 but divorced him in 1998 because he was "controlling." The songstress claims that Mottola tried to "sabotage" the Glitter soundtrack, writing that her decision to sample Yellow Magic Orchestra's "Firecracker" on the movie's lead single, "Loverboy," "did not go unnoticed by Sony executives." She says that "after hearing my new song, using the same sample I used, Sony rushed to make a single for another female entertainer on their label (whom I don't know)." That's right: she went there. Rather than naming Lopez in the allegation, Carey reverted back to her infamous comment.

For the record, Lopez did sample "Firecracker" on "I'm Real" that year, but Carey's convinced she got the last laugh. "After all that sh*t, 'Loverboy' ended up being the best-selling single of 2001 in the United States," she concluded.