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Mariah Carey is not only the Christmas queen, she can also be the shadow queen.
Rapper YTK released her song “Let if Off” on Friday, using an obscure model of Carey’s 2005 hit “Shake it off” from her album “The Emancipation of Mimi.” The rapper posted the video on Twitter and received more than 3,200 retweets. Later, Twitter user @rnbtommy called Carey. .
“Mariah Carey has 24 hours to respond,” @rnbtommy wrote with a quote tweeting the video.
The Grammy-winning artist replied on Saturday: “What about, you have 24 hours to respond to my lawyers (heart emoji).”
Fans of the five-time Grammy Award winner commented on her timely clapback.
“Mariah’s humor is literally the best, how can anyone hate her,” wrote one user.
Another tweeted: “Often imitated, never duplicated. Just Mariah Carey stuff!”
Some users came to the rapper’s defense and asked Carey not to make it a legal case.
“Awwww come on, legend! People love it,” @thechrisfrench wrote.
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An update came later Saturday when @rnbtommy said Carey was funny. Roots drummer Questlove also confirmed via Twitter that he was in talks with Carey about clearing the sample. The musician said he agreed to help because he had once been in the same shoes.
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I helped with the Mariah test 11 years ago, we were in the same situation where Erykah has 24 hours to clear “Gone Baby Don’t Be Long” w Paul McCartney & Lenny Kravitz saw the tweet and hit Stella to hit her pops & the song was saved, “he wrote.
USA TODAY reached out to Carey and Questlove’s representatives for comment.
Carey added a tweet to her reply by promoting the pre-order link to her some of her Pride merchandise: a rainbow fan with the word “shadow” over the front.
Contribution: Charles Trepany
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