Latto took to Twitter Monday morning to share some details on how the remix came to light.
“I originally thought Mariah for the remix back in like November when it first started going up, but didn’t think I could get her realistically,” she wrote. “Fast fwd I said fuck it and reached out. She was down.”
When asked what it was like to meet Mariah, Latto didn’t shy away from expressing her fandom for the R&B legend.
“I was so nervous,” she revealed. “I was like what do I say y’all lol but the conversation just floweddd she was so genuine and I definitely was overthinking. We was sipping on her liquor Black Irish & just kicking it fr.”
The release arrives on the heels of 777, the follow-up to Latto’s 2020 debut album Queen of da Souf. 777 features the previously released singles “Big Energy” and the 21 Savage-featuring “Wheelie,” as well as guest appearances from Lil Wayne, Childish Gambino, Lil Durk, Nardo Wick, and Kodak Black.
Ahead of the release of her latest full-length offering, Latto spoke to Complex about why she opted for a pop-leaning sound with “Big Energy,” and how the album would showcase her versatility.
“I wanted to solidify myself and where I fit in the industry,” she explained. “This is just the first introduction. ‘Big Energy’ is the pop sound from this project. I got an R&B sound. I got the rap trap sound. I got some rhythmic stuff that I did with Pharrell, just different swaggy stuff.”
As for what else she has in store for 2022, Latto revealed that she might release a deluxe version of 777.
“I think I might do a deluxe or an extended version, because like I was saying earlier, there are some songs that I wanted to be on the album that couldn’t make it in time. And finishing up my tour.”