As her success continues to grow, so do Brazilian singer Anitta’s Instagram followers and on Sunday (Aug. 18), she woke up with an exciting new follower, Mariah Carey.
As expected, Anitta was thrilled and honored the pop icon by posting a photo showing her Carey album collection and confessing that Carey is one of the people that inspired her to have a career in music.
“For the ones who don’t know, my 2 aunts and my mom were obsessed about [Mariah Carey],” wrote Anitta. “So when I was born I was the best student ever for them and became an even better fan. That’s why I started to say I wanted to be a singer so early in life.”
For Anitta, watching Carey perform is still a dream come true. “When she came to Brazil, we didn’t have money to go to see her. I remember I listen to her concert on the radio crying because I wasn’t there.”
Let’s hope this social media link-up will lead to future collaboration. See Anitta’s post below.
That’s my family waking me up today telling me @mariahcarey followed me. For the ones who don’t know, my 2 aunts and my mom were obsessed about her. So when I was born I was the best student ever for them and became an even better fan. That’s why I started to say I wanted to be a singer so early in life. My uncle use to present us every Christmas with a new MC cd and we always use to celebrate going craaaaaazy. (Cuz in that time we didn’t have money to buy ourselves). So this one and only cd of hers of the year used to spend one week in each of us’ houses. And I use to go to their houses with the cd to keep listening lol. (When I got money I bought 2 of each cd for us so we could listen as much as we wanted.) When she came to Brazil, we didn’t have money to go see. I remember me listening to her concert on the radio crying cuz I wasn’t there. My birthday is 2 days after hers and sometimes we use to celebrate her birthday with mine lol. When I could finally have enough money to travel all the family to see her show, everytime I tried some shit happened and we couldn’t make it (sorry for some empty front seats u must have seeing sometimes. It was ours and we were as pissed as u probably were seeing that was empty.) I don’t give a fuck that it’s just a Instagram follow stuff. I’m not trying a feat, not trying a meet, I’m not trying an answer here… actually I’m not trying shit. I’m just sharing how crazy is life. I grew up with her in my heart every day as my inspiration from very very far away and now she knows who the fuck I am. That’s crazy as fuck.