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Latto Brings Out Mariah Carey for “Big Energy” During the BET Awards 2022

While performing “It’s Givin” and “Big Energy” remix during the BET Awards 2022, Latto was joined by Mariah Carey and Young Dirty Bastard.

Latto is bringing along special guests during her first BET Awards performance. After accepting the award for Best New Artist, the rapper opened her set with “It’s Givin” before being joined by Young Dirty Bastard and Mariah Carey for the “Big Energy” remix.

Both songs are featured on Latto’s sophomore album 777, which includes appearances from Lil Wayne, Childish Gambino, Lil Durk, Nardo Wick, 21 Savage and Kodak Black.

While visiting The Nadeska Show on Apple Music 1 in March, Latto opened up about how she felt when Mariah Carey was a confirmed feature on the “Big Energy” remix.

“Really big, really big. Huge, like fall out your chair, get back in the chair, fall out your chair, get back in the chair,” Latto said. “When we started talking about a remix originally, I was like, ‘Mariah, but let me be realistic, that’s just sidebar. I’d love to have Mariah on it, but anyways.’ And Mariah’s actually on it. That’s crazy.”

She added, “When she got on the song, I feel like nowadays, like when people do remixes, it be like a little open first, come in and speak and dip for the rest of the record. This felt like a nostalgic remix to me. I was like, she came in and added to the song, she made the song way better. So I was like, I got a real remix. Period.”

Jaelani Turner-Williams

Jaelani Turner-Williams is a contributing news writer for Okayplayer with bylines at Billboard, MTV News, NYLON, Recording Academy and more. Read her mind on Twitter at @hernameisjae.

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