Mariah Carey is having the time of her life for many reasons. She’s currently on tour in promotion of her recent critically-acclaimed album Caution, she’s approaching her 50th birthday and will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of her first ever musical release.
In the meantime, the Long Island native released her single “A No No” as her second single, dropping the music video to it last Friday (Mar. 8) where she is riding a colorful neon subway all glammed out. However, Carey threw her fans in a tailspin when she announced today Thurs. (Mar. 14) on her IG that she’s dropping the remix for the single tomorrow but not with Cardi B and Lil’ Kim (with whom she sampled her 1996 hit “Crush on You”) as fans expected.
Instead, she’s working with up-and-coming rapper Stefflon Don. For those who are unfamiliar with Stefflon Don, she’s a UK rapper, of Jamaican descent, who made a significant splash on the rap scene with her 2016 mixtape Real Ting.
From there, the 27-year old emcee has been included in the 2018 XXL Freshmen Class, earned a BET Award nomination and has worked with hip-hop heavyweights like French Montana, Future and Drake. (All before the release of a proper album.) She even earned a hit on the Billboard Rhythmic Charts with the dancehall-flavored “Hurtin Me” and crossed over to pop radio as a featured artist (alongside Big Sean) on alternative pop singer Halsey’s single “Alone.”
Fans of Mariah Carey aren’t quite sure to what to think of this collaboration. When Mariah appeared on Andy Cohen’s Watch What What Happens Live, she mentioned that she’s down to do a remix of the hip-hop influenced track with Queen Bee and the “Bodak Yellow” rapper. However just a month later, Cardi revealed in an interview that it had yet to come to fruition due to her busy schedule. Lil Kim, on the other hand, is also reportedly busy working on a new album. Perhaps this could be the reason for the change of course.
Nonetheless, Stefflon has multiple bops on her 2018 mixtape SECURE, and we’re sure that she will deliver the goods on this upcoming remix and even spice it up with some reggae influences. Also, let’s face it. As an artist, when Mariah calls, you don’t ignore…you pick up the phone!
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