In a recent interview with Pitchfork, Carey offered her explanation for how the moment of shade came about.
“I really was trying to say something nice or say nothing at all,” the superstar said. “I really was.”
(Notice how in explaining the shade, Carey seemed even more shady.)
People on the internet seemingly can’t get enough of the whole thing. The Guardian named it “pop’s shadiest power move.”
“You have to embrace it,” Carey told Pitchfork, when it comes to the memes and the gifs. Though having her words and actions so thoroughly dissected is not always the greatest thing, Carey added.
“I try to stay away from it because you can’t drown in that,” she said. “I don’t know how people read comments all the time and then survive.”