“It’s Mariah Carey versus Beyoncé! Bring that on,” Reid said, continuing on with his explanation. “The hits they have, the legacies they have. Bey is the queen, right? Sometimes Mariah might be slightly underrated for how long her career has lasted, how many hits she has, and she practically owns Christmas.”
In the days following the interview, Reid’s comments made their way around the internet, sparking yet another debate about a hypothetical Verzuz matchup. Music fans joined in on the conversation and provided their reasons for backing either Carey or Beyoncé.
“Mariah Carey’s career started 13 years before Beyoncé,” wrote Twitter user @chesterjonesjnr, an obvious fan of the “Fantasy” singer. “They are not in the same league. Mariah Carey #1s are unmatched. Please go remind yourself who Mariah is. She owns a whole season every single year since 1994.”
Mariah Carey’s career started 13 years before Beyoncé. They are not in the same league. Mariah Carey #1s are unmatched. Please go remind yourself who Mariah is. She owns a whole season every single year since 1994. https://t.co/rXUEGlO1gs
— chester. (@chesterjonesjnr) December 8, 2021
Mariah fan @_romeko insisted that no other singer could take Carey on in a battle.
“Now LA, under what sun can Beyoncé battle THEE Mariah Carey? Bey got hits but Mariah’s got THE hits,” he wrote. “She had hits before Bey got a record deal. If this was stage performance then Bey would have Mariah down but a hits match up? Mariah’s only competition is herself.”
Now LA, under what sun can Beyoncé battle THEE Mariah Carey? Bey got hits but Mariah’s got THE hits. She had hits before Bey got a record deal. If this was stage performance then Bey would have Mariah down but a hits match up? Mariah’s only competition is herself #VERZUZ pic.twitter.com/NyRsRT5PMX
— RoMane – Dec 31st 🎂✨🇯🇲 (@_romeko) December 7, 2021
“Mariah Carey & Beyoncé doing a Verzuz would be great!” she tweeted. “Mariah would be one of the only ones that could hang in there with Bey but your sick if you think Beyoncé not winning! She’s timeless.”
Mariah Carey & Beyoncé doing a verzuz would be great! Mariah would be one of the only ones that could hang in there with Bey but your sick if you think Beyoncé not winning! She’s timeless 🤷🏾♀️
— Jessica Neshay’ (@JessicaNeShay1) December 8, 2021
Y’all children really outchea disrespecting Mariah Carey. Of course Beyonce is winning. But she’s definitely not getting Mariah outta here easily 😂 https://t.co/s2ThdFYZ0o
— brandon the dj 💿 (@djdommb) December 8, 2021
The truth is, Beyonce knows that her husband's first #1 hit is from Mariah Carey's 14th #1 hit Heartbreaker. 🤗 https://t.co/WfjJjWArwH
— Rigel 🇨🇦 (@rigel1130) December 8, 2021
At least Beyoncé can still sing, sale albums, sale out stadiums, make masterpiece films, perform, and still remain on top after being in the industry for 25+ years. She’s the standard. Mariah Carey is only relevant when Christmas comes.❤️ pic.twitter.com/wvyzMSe286
— _.Mari1k (@Mari1k18) December 8, 2021
— TAZ 💎 IRISH☘️ LAMB 🐑 (@tazirishlamb) December 7, 2021
A hit for hit Mariah Carey v Beyoncé is a great idea and Mariah will burry B.
— HOVA (@triplesergeNOW) December 7, 2021
I just looked up Mariah Carey’s hits and I stand corrected………Beyoncé would obliterate this lady.
— Marty (@YeahThatsJosh) December 9, 2021
El Oh El. Mariah Carey has at LEAST 5 high notes that would split Beyonce asunder & send her packing. Mariah Christmas Queen Carey isn't under ANYTHING and she is for damn sure not underrated. Move up. https://t.co/QSSwhSvW71
— Ambrosia™ The Misanthropologist® (@ambrosia_omG) December 8, 2021
Listen, Beyoncé is BEYONCÉ, but let’s keep it REAL & honest here – Mariah Carey has a huge fan base, “We belong together,” was song of the decade, NOT TO MENTION, she practically OWNS an entire HOLIDAY SEASON. Mariah THEE Carey has NEVER been “underrated,” somebody get that nigga https://t.co/r5xJvcwc5J
— Mariah’s Reminders🔪🩸 (@Mansur_Daron) December 7, 2021
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