The 2022 BET Awards were filled with surprises. In addition to Brandy’s set with Jack Harlow, Marey Carey made a special appearance during Latto’s performance of the “Big Energy” remix.
After starting the show with her “It’s Givin” banger, Latto strutted onto the stage, wowing the crowd with her flawless vocal ability as she rocked in unison with her dancers. She then went into her track “Big Energy” and introduced the legendary Carey who stood behind a silhouetted veil.
Several people took to Twitter to express their delight at one of the most exciting moments of the evening.
Released in September as the lead single from Latto’s second album 777, the collaboration between Latto and Mariah Carey sampled Tom Tom Club’s 1981 single, “Genius Of Love”, and more recently Carey’s hit “Fantasy”. The song peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Latto’s first Top 40 hit.
Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson returned to host the annual awards show, dubbed culture’s greatest night, for the second year in a row. The BET Awards took place on Sunday, June 26 on BET at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and streamed live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.