The 2022 BET Awards was stacked full of surprises. In addition to Brandy’s set with Jack Harlow, Marey Carey made a special appearance during Latto’s performance of the remix to “Big Energy.”
After beginning the show with her banger “It’s Givin,” Latto strutted down the stage, wowing the crowd with her flawless vocal ability while 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 voice their pleasure at one of the evening’s most exciting moments.
Released back in September as the lead single for Latto’s sophomore album 777, the collaboration between Latto and Mariah Carey sampled Tom Tom Club’s 1981 single, “Genius Of Love,” and most recently Carey’s hit “Fantasy.” The song peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Latto’s first Top 40 hit.
Academy Award-nominee Taraji P. Henson returned to host the annual award show, dubbed Culture’s Biggest Night, for the second year running. The BET Awards took place on Sunday, June 26, on BET at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and broadcasted live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.