Mariah Carey Brings Big, Big Energy To Latto's 2022 BET Awards Performance

The "Queen of Christmas" joined the "Queen of Da Souf" on stage at this year's award ceremony.
Mariah Carey (left) and Latto perform at the 2022 BET Awards on Sunday, June 26 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Mariah Carey (left) and Latto perform at the 2022 BET Awards on Sunday, June 26 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
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The 2022 BET Awards was a big, big night for Atlanta rapper Latto.

The 23-year-old 鈥淪oufside鈥 rapper won the Best New Artist award, clinching the first BET Award of her career.

鈥淚鈥檓 so grateful. If you know me and my story...it鈥檚 been a long time coming. I鈥檓 so appreciative,鈥 she said in her acceptance speech.

Later that evening, she performed her hit single 鈥淏ig Energy,鈥 which features a sample of Mariah Carey鈥檚 鈥淔antasy.鈥

The original version of the song was the lead single of her sophomore album 鈥777.鈥 The remix features Mariah re-singing the vocals.

Latto accepts the Best New Artist award presented by Sprite onstage during the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26 in Los Angeles, California.
Latto accepts the Best New Artist award presented by Sprite onstage during the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26 in Los Angeles, California.
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Carey joined Latto onstage, walking out in a regal black gown. With a whistle tone that broke the sound barrier, cheers erupted from the audience.

At the end of their performance, Latto is seen handing Carey a bouquet of flowers.

Fans on social media shared their shock by the guest appearance.

One user wrote, 鈥淚t鈥檚 Brandy saying 鈥淭HAT鈥橲 MY DAWG鈥 when Mariah finished performing! She betta STAN!鈥

Another tweeted, 鈥淢ariah Carey is so ICONIC she doesn鈥檛 need to dance. She just needs to be carried around on that stage, use those golden pipes and use dem fingers to flutter. What a woman I stan.鈥

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