In one chapter of The Woman in Me, Spears writes about an encounter with Carey at an awards show more than 20 years ago
There were names mentioned in Britney Spears‘ bombshell memoir The Woman in Me that likely would have preferred to be left out of the narrative altogether. But Mariah Carey wasn’t too worried when she first heard that she had come up within its pages. She hadn’t read it herself, but Jimmy Kimmel did the honors of revealing the passage to her during her recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
“At one award show, I knocked on Mariah Carey’s dressing room door, she opened it and out poured the most beautiful otherworldly light,” he read directly from the book. “You know how we all have ring lights now? Well, more than 20 years ago, only Mariah Carey knew about ring lights. And no, I can’t just say her first name. To me, she’s always going to be Mariah Carey.”
Carey embarked on a brief tangent about the history of the ring light but reeled it in to add: “By the way, that was super sweet what Britney said about me.” Before Kimmel had even started reading, he assured the singer that it wasn’t anything bad, to which she replied: “I love her, actually.”