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Mariah Carey makes a SURPRISE appearance at the 2022 BET Awards for a ‘remix’ of Latto’s Big Energy

One of the biggest surprises at the BET Awards 2022 was the arrival of Mariah Carey during a performance by Latto’s Big Energy.

Latto took the stage to sing her hit It’s Given, when they started playing Big Energy, which featured Carey’s sample of her 1995 hit Fantasy.

Young Dirty Bastard also took the stage – imitating the lyrics of his late father Old Dirty Bastard from Fantasy before Latto started singing Big Energy, before revealing Carey with new lyrics.

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Big Surprise: One of the biggest surprises at the BET Awards 2022 was the arrival of Mariah Carey during a performance by Latto’s Big Energy

Big Energy: Latto took the stage to sing her hit It's Given, as they started playing Big Energy, featuring Carey's sample of her 1995 hit Fantasy

Big Energy: Latto took the stage to sing her hit It’s Given, as they started playing Big Energy, featuring Carey’s sample of her 1995 hit Fantasy

“I’m a be your fantasy/you ain’t gonna believe this/hold up got Mimi on the remix,” Latto sang as part of the stage lit up, revealing Carey’s silhouette.

Carey showed off her legendary five-octave range before lifting a screen and Mariah taking the stage singing the lyrics to her hit Fantasy.

She entered the stage in an elegant black dress with a plunging neckline and a long slit on the leg.

Silhouette: 'I'm a be your fantasy/you ain't gonna believe this/hold up got Mimi on the remix,' Latto sang, as part of the stage lit up revealing Carey's silhouette

Silhouette: ‘I’m a be your fantasy/you ain’t gonna believe this/hold up got Mimi on the remix,’ Latto sang, as part of the stage lit up revealing Carey’s silhouette

Mimi on stage: She took the stage in an elegant black dress with a plunging neckline and a long slit on the leg

Mimi on stage: She took the stage in an elegant black dress with a plunging neckline and a long slit on the leg

Pop star Brandy sang along to the iconic song in the audience as Latto Carey approached onstage.

“BET give it up for the one and only Mariah Carey,” Latto said as Carey hit a few more legendary highs before the song ended.

Latto gave her a hug before handing Carey a bouquet of flowers and said, “I love you!”

One and only:

One and only: “BET give it up for the one and only Mariah Carey,” Latto said as Carey hit a few more legendary high notes before the song came to an end

Flowers: Latto gave her a hug before handing Carey a bouquet of flowers and saying,

Flowers: Latto gave her a hug before handing Carey a bouquet of flowers and saying, “I love you!”

Carey also took to Instagram after her surprise appearance, sharing a photo of her team working on the train for her elegant dress.

She simply captioned the post “#BETAwards” with a butterfly and a red emoji.

Earlier in the evening, Latto won the Best New Artist award, beating out who beat Baby Keem, Benny The Butcher, Muni Long, Tems and Yung Bleu.

Dress: Carey also took to Instagram after her surprise appearance, sharing a photo of her team working on the train for her elegant dress

Dress: Carey also took to Instagram after her surprise appearance, sharing a photo of her team working on the train for her elegant dress

Latto Wins: Earlier in the evening, Latto won the Best New Artist award, beating out who beat Baby Keem, Benny The Butcher, Muni Long, Tems, Yung Bleu

Latto Wins: Earlier in the evening, Latto won the Best New Artist award, beating out who beat Baby Keem, Benny The Butcher, Muni Long, Tems, Yung Bleu

‘Oh my God. Can you hear me? Oh my go. I said I wasn’t going to cry. Thank you God. Thank you mom. And we’re watching. Thank you mom. Thanks to my team. Oh my go. Oh my go. Never give up. A man who guards my body,” she began.

“Hey honey, I know you’re watching too. Thank you dear. I said I was going to cry, scream. I am so grateful if you know me and my story. It’s been a while. I am so grateful,” she added.

‘My first prize. And it’s my first black entertainment television award, period. Shout out to all the other artists in the category, you deserve it as well,” she concluded.

Thanks: 'Oh my god.  Can you hear me?  Oh my go.  I said I wasn't going to cry.  Thank you God.  Thank you mom.  And we're watching.  Thank you mom.  Thanks to my team.  Oh my go.  Oh my go.  Never give in.  A man who guards my body,' she began

Thanks: ‘Oh my god. Can you hear me? Oh my go. I said I wasn’t going to cry. Thank you God. Thank you mom. And we’re watching. Thank you mom. Thanks to my team. Oh my go. Oh my go. Never give in. A man who guards my body,’ she began

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