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Mariah Carey made a surprise appearance at the 2022 BET Awards where she joined rapper Latto on her "Big Energy" remix.

Young Dirty Bastard, son of the late rap legend Ol' Dirty Bastard, opened the performance. Then Latto took to the stage to perform "Big Energy," which features a sample from Mariah's 1995 hit "Fantasy," which sampled the hook from Tom Tom Club's "Genius of Love."

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Mariah appeared onstage in silhouette as the 53-year-old songstress displayed her 5-octave range.

"I'm a be your fantasy/you ain't gonna believe this/hold up got Mimi on the remix," Latto rapped.

Mariah took the stage wearing a black gown with plunging neckline and a thigh slit with a long gold train.

"BET give it up for the one and only Mariah Carey," Latto said, before giving Mariah a hug. The youngster presented Mariah with flowers and told her "I love you."

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Earlier in the evening, Latto won the BET award for Best New Artist.

"Oh, my god. Can y'all hear me?" the 23-year-old rapper cried, as she gave a shout out to her mystery man: "Hey, baby, I know you're watching too. Thank you, baby. I said I was going to cry, yell. I'm so grateful if you know me and my story. It's been a long time coming. I am so appreciative."

Latto, born Alyssa Michelle Stephens, began her career as a kiddie rapper selling her music out of the trunk of her mom's car.

She changed her stage name from Miss Mulatto to Big Latto, then simply Latto.

Watch the performance below.
 

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Rapper Latto is tired of Twitter trolls harassing her over her decision to change her rap name from "Mulatto" and "Big Latto" to "Latto."

The 23-year-old Capricorn performed under the nom de guerre "Mulatto" as a kiddie rapper. Someone thought it would be a cute stage name for a mixed race kid.

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Latto responded to a troll on Twitter who asked, "Hey what's Latto short for? @Latto."

She wrote:

"Y'all not over this yet? I've apologized for it multiple times even tho I didn't name myself at 8yo. I took the blame/accountability, turned over a new leaf & made sum positive of it.. all while maintaining my trademarks, LLCs etc w/o branching too far off my established brand."

After catching flack for her name, Latto announced her new name last year, stating it was a "big decision".

Latto included a fake Google search for "Latto" in a video teasing her song "The Biggest."

Question: Should Latto just ignore the trolls?

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RIAA-Platinum recording artist and Atlanta native Latto and her nonprofit Win Some Give Some teamed up with local Clayton County organization Rainbow House to host her first annual 'Latto 4 The Ladies & Babies' Christmas party at the Virginia Gray Burton Recreation Center in Riverdale, Ga.

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Win Some Give Some and Rainbow House came together and brought out teens, young mothers and their children and Latto giving back to her local community and spreading the holiday cheer. The families were offered meals, Black Santa merchandise, toys, Visa gift cards, free skating passes to their local rink, filled stockings and more.

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ABOUT LATTO:

Raised in Atlanta, GA, 22-year-old rising rapper Latto has been making a name for herself since ten years old. The Rap Game Season One winner has continually released music since 2016 and signed with RCA Records in 2020. In June 2019, Latto released her EP Big Latto, including her breakout hit song "Bitch From Da Souf." The December 2019 release of her follow-up project, Hit The Latto, contained the remix version of the track featuring Saweetie & Trina. The accompanying video has been viewed nearly 70 million times. Before those mentioned above, her impressive catalog of music includes Miss Mulatto (2016), Latto Let' Em Know (2017), and Mulatto (2018).

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ABOUT WIN SOME GIVE SOME:

Win Some Give Some is founded by Atlanta native Latto to empower at-risk young women by providing them resources and support to achieve a lifetime of success.

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ABOUT RAINBOW HOUSE:

Rainbow House, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation, operating Rainbow House Emergency Shelter for Children and Rainbow Connection Child Advocacy and Assessment Center. Our mission is to provide comprehensive services that restore, heal, and rebuild the lives of children and families.

Like the rainbow that appears after a storm, promising better times ahead, Rainbow House is an all-inclusive organization that brings hope to children that have come through difficult situations. We strive to provide peace and normalcy to children and their families so that they can heal.

Source: Press release

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A good man is hard to find nowadays. That's probably why rapper Mulatto issued a stern warning to any woman who tries to break up her happy home.

The 22-year-old biracial Capricorn issued a warning to her followers after "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha Williams announced she was engaged to Simon Guobadia.

"Try that Porsha sh*t this way imma give ya family something to do next week," Mulatto wrote, hinting there will be slow singing and flower bringing if a woman tries to take her man.

The rapper, who was born Alyssa Stephens, was a winner on the Lifetime reality TV series The Rap Game.

Before finding fame, she sold her mixtapes out of the trunk of her mother's car.

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Porsha made headlines when she claimed Simon finalized his divorce from Falynn Guobadia before she got engaged to him. However, court documents prove otherwise.

Now fans wonder if Porsha, 39, is pregnant with her second child and Simon's sixth kid.

"You preggo again?" one fan wondered on her Mother's Day post.

Another fan wrote: "I think it's a baby in that belly! I can feel it!"

And a third wrote: "You preggers?? What's with this kimono totally not ur style!!"

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Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz dropped his music video for his single "Quarantine Thick" featuring rap newcomer Mulatto, aka Big Latto.

The video features some of Atlanta's thickest and talented strippers who twerk and drop it low in every room of a rented mansion.

Big Latto raps: "Got your favorite rapper in my DM tryna taste me / But I got my own bands so sh*t like that don't phase me."

At the end of the video, 2 Chainz and a few strippers ride off in a street legal $120,000 Pro ATV that Kanye West gifted him for his birthday.
 

2 Chainz - Quarantine Thick ft. Mulatto (Dirty)

SR rated: 2/5 roses

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Rapper Mulatto, aka Big Latto, first made a name for herself as a kiddie rapper selling her mixtapes out of the trunk of her mom's car.

After releasing a series of mixtapes and collaborating with other well-known rappers, she dropped out of Lovejoy High School in Clayton County, Ga. to pursue a recording career.

Mulatto is best known for winning the inaugural season of the Lifetime reality series The Rap Game. She signed to RCA Records after dropping her hit single "B*tch From Da Souf," which peaked at number 5 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.

Mulatto was offered a recording contract from Jermaine Dupri on his So So Def Records imprint, but she turned it down to go independent.
 

The shapely rapper boasts a huge following on social media (4.3 million followers on IG alone).

Her debut album, Queen of Da Souf, is set to drop next week, Aug. 21. She will celebrate with a private album release party on Aug. 20 at Atlanta's #1 gentlemen's club. (Visit queenofdasouf.com to RSVP).
 

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