Latto loved collaborating with ‘uplifting spirit’ Mariah Carey on the song’s remix E! News UK

Latto described working with Mariah Carey as a dream come true.

The rapper, who released her single Big Energy last September, released a remix featuring hitmaker Hero and DJ Khaled last month.

Big Energy’s new version interpolates Mariah’s 1995 track Fantasy, and in an interview with Variety, Latto raved about the experience.

“She’s so inspiring,” the star, real name Alyssa Stephens, told the outlet. “I’m grateful for the remix and for her voice – Mariah is a legend – but I’m grateful for the experience she gave me with this song and all the advice.”

Latto went on to share that Mariah has continued to guide her and texts her often.

And the rising star noted that she immediately connected with the superstar, as they are both biracial.

“I can understand that she doesn’t feel white enough or black enough, and that I don’t feel like I have a place to grow up,” the 23-year-old continued. “We also had personal experiences to recount, so the whole experience that I can’t even put into words. I really, really appreciate everything she’s done for me, there’s so much in behind the scenes that I can’t even speak. This lady is so genuine and of a very, very humble spirit.”

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