Unless she's been living in a cave, Mariah Carey says she hasn’t heard Adele's smash hit 'Hello,' simply because she doesn't listen to the radio and she’s focused on her own music.
I know for a fact that she hates getting asked about younger vocalists. Just listen to other interviews where she gets asked about them and observe her responses (especially towards Ariana Grande, Leona Lewis and Christina Aguilera). Maybe she wasn't trying to be shady intentionally but I notice that about her quite a lot. On the other hand, she was was only too happy to shower Rihanna with praises. Mariah said Rihanna is “cool, amazing and really talented,” adding that she loves her. She was responding to Rihanna often praising Mariah for being one of her biggest influences in music.
Listen to Mariah's full interview with Breakfast Xpress morning show in South Africa, below: