Mariah Carey heard a song that was sampling her own music, and she threatened legal action on Twitter. Fans got a bit offended, but she was only joking about calling her legal dogs on the situation.

A small time article named YTK got some big time attention with a video sampling Carey’s “Shake It Off.” His version was “Let It Off,” a reference to firing off a gun. Mariah was mentioned in the tweet that now has over 2.1 million video views, “Mariah Carey has 24 hours to respond.”

Carey replied back to say that YTK actually has 24 hours to respond to her lawyer. This was seen as quite a turn from her usual low-key demeanor online. “How about y’all have 24 hours to respond to my lawyers.”

Mariah was apparently only playing, but her tweet didn’t really give a huge indication that she was fooling other than the purple heart emoji.

YTK had to send out a blast to fans and call them off of Mariah. She was only playing around. In fact, who owns the right to that song in question is actually a matter of contention in the first place. He also dropped a DM to explain the situation a bit. Sony are the ones who really have the power in this situation.

hey I want to reiterate that Mariah was joking, please stop saying rude shit to her. She told that same joke to Quest Love hours before she responded to the tweet and put us in contact with the people who can help us clear it! so it’s not a problem on her end

The song was actually a hit with fans as many are now turned onto a new artist. This seems to have worked out very well for YTK, especially considering the fact that he really isn’t getting sued over the track.

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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