J.Lo on Mariah: "What she did, the younger girls are doing now"

On a recent visit to The Breakfast Club, J.Lo had the following words to say about music icon Mariah Carey:

"You know, I just think that Mariah and I, we did what the kids are doing already. We had the time where we would drop a thing and it would go straight to #1 and the album would go straight to #1, we did that 2, 3, 4 times over. She's probably done it many more times than even I did. At a certain point in your career, there's reinvention that has to go on but there's also...you're in it for a marathon. This is not a sprint. It's not a movie, it's not an opening weekend where it tanks. There are singles that are going to come out over the course of the next 6 months. The release of the album is a celebration because it's the beginning of something new and people are going to get to know the album little by little as we go along. It's not about the first day sales. We're in a different time in our career, we're in a different status than the ones who need to prove themselves and come out and go 'My thing has to be #1 right now!' Ours doesn't have to. We have a fan-base, we have years behind us, we have loyalty, we have people who are interested, and that's a blessing."