Not solely had been we handled with a shock look from one musical legend on the 2022 BET Awards (it was Brandy, ICYMI), however there was a second cameo throughout the present that additionally blew our minds.
Rapper Latto took the stage to carry out a medley of tunes, together with “Massive Vitality,” which makes use of a pattern from the Tom Tom Membership’s 1981 hit, “Genius of Love.” Kids, nevertheless, would possibly acknowledge the pattern from Mariah Carey‘s “Candy Fantasy,” which got here out in 1995.
Few folks above the age of 30 can hear that pattern with out feeling the urge to belt out “Oh whenever you stroll by each evening/speaking candy and looking out fantastic,” as Carey does on the observe. The parents on the BET Awards fortunately indulged the outdated heads tuning in by inviting Carey to sing a verse throughout Latto’s efficiency.
The long-lasting songstress emerged from behind a display screen, boasted a projection of her silhouette that, appropriately, disintegrated into butterflies fluttering out of view. The display screen raised up, revealing Carey, clad in a floor-length black robe with a jewel-trimmed, thigh-high slit. The efficiency was quintessential Mariah — she emerged flanked by a dancer, who held her hand as she took a number of dainty diva steps downstage. On the finish of the set, the singer was (rightfully) offered with a lovely bouquet of white flowers, as a result of she is thee Mariah Carey. That is it. That is the explanation.
The vocals had been on level and the look was on model. Carey is a fan of a slinky gown and large, textured blonde hair and that is precisely the look she served this night. Whereas we did not get a close-up of the beat, we expect it is protected to imagine, it is flawless.