Mariah Carey tells rapper YTK to ‘respond to my lawyers’ after sampling her hit Shake It Off

Mariah Carey decided to a respond to an amateur rapper begging for her attention, but he may not have received the comment he was hoping for.

The veteran pop crooner took to Twitter to share her disdain for Baltimore rapper YTK, who released a track called Let It Off on Friday which samples her 2005 hit single Shake It Off.

A clip of the accompanying video went viral on the social media platform after RNB Radar CEO Tommy Banks posted it with the caption: ‘Mariah Carey has 24 hours to respond.’

Not shaking it off! Mariah Carey took to Twitter to share her disdain for Baltimore rapper YTK, who released a track called Let It Off on Friday which samples her 2005 comeback hit single Shake It Off; she’s seen here in 2019

Ultimatum: A clip of the accompanying video went viral on the social media platform after RNB Radar CEO Tommy Banks posted it with the caption: 'Mariah Carey has 24 hours to respond'

Ultimatum: A clip of the accompanying video went viral on the social media platform after RNB Radar CEO Tommy Banks posted it with the caption: ‘Mariah Carey has 24 hours to respond’

And respond she did. On Saturday morning, she Tweeted: ‘How about y’all have 24 hours to respond to my lawyers.’

She paired the shady message with a purple heart emoji and a GIF of her from her 2018 music video for GTFO, showing the star mouthing the words to the explicit title.

The Tweet came after a mini viral campaign developed to turn the remix into a legally-cleared song.

As a mother, Mariah may not have been too fond of the new track’s message, which swaps the title as a reference for letting off rounds of gunfire.

Response: On Saturday morning, she Tweeted : 'How about y'all have 24 hours to respond to my lawyers.' She paired the shady message with a purple heart emoji and a GIF of her from her 2018 music video for GTFO, showing the star mouthing the words to the explicit title

Response: On Saturday morning, she Tweeted : ‘How about y’all have 24 hours to respond to my lawyers.’ She paired the shady message with a purple heart emoji and a GIF of her from her 2018 music video for GTFO, showing the star mouthing the words to the explicit title

Viral: The Tweet came after a mini viral campaign developed to turn the remix into a legally-cleared song. As a mother, Mariah (here in 2017) may not have been too fond of the new track's message, which swaps the title as a reference for letting off rounds of gunfire

Viral: The Tweet came after a mini viral campaign developed to turn the remix into a legally-cleared song. As a mother, Mariah (here in 2017) may not have been too fond of the new track’s message, which swaps the title as a reference for letting off rounds of gunfire

The feedback isn’t terribly surprising considering it uses the exact same beat as the lead single to Carey’s 10th studio album The Emancipation of Mimi.

YTK also mimics the influential artist’s cadence on his version of the track, doing it without any official clearance. 

In the video, he dons a white ski mask and waves around a gun as he performs the expletive-laden hook: ‘I’m bout to let it off, B****, I’m posted with the gang, Then I hear you say my name, Before my n***** blow your brain.’    

The song continues: ‘I’m bout to let it off, Don’t make a n**** hurt you like, You gotta live gotta run ahead and gotta go somewhere, I’m bout to let it off, If it ain’t got my tool, I know n***** who, Will blow your brain for the f*** of it babe, I’m bout to let it off, I don’t need this press for me, Shawty and that mean I gotta let it off.’ 

Rip off? The feedback isn't terribly surprising considering it uses the exact same beat as the lead single to Carey's 10th studio album The Emancipation of Mimi

Rip off? The feedback isn’t terribly surprising considering it uses the exact same beat as the lead single to Carey’s 10th studio album The Emancipation of Mimi

Mimic: YTK also mimics the influential artist's cadence on his version of the track, doing it without any official clearanceExplicit: In the video, he dons a white ski mask and waves around a gun as he performs the expletive-laden hook

Explicit: YTK also mimics the influential artist’s cadence on his version of the track, doing it without any official clearance. In the video, he dons a white ski mask and waves around a gun as he performs the expletive-laden hook

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