Maiya The Don: Mariah Carey’s Stamp of Approval and Music’s Rising Star

by | Sep 4, 2023 | Latest, Music News, New Music Alert | 0 comments

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Maiya The Don, the fresh face of New York’s music scene, recently unveiled a surprise for her fans. During the 2023 ENVSN Festival in Brooklyn, the rapper dropped a bombshell about her upcoming single, “Body”. The new track promises to be an exciting creative endeavor, with the surprising twist of including a sample from Mariah Carey’s hit song, “Touch My Body”. What’s even more noteworthy? The pop icon herself has given the song her seal of approval.

Mariah Carey’s Endorsement of Maiya’s New Single

“The queen Mariah loves it. So that means you have to love it. I don’t make the rules,” Maiya The Don stated confidently when asked about her upcoming track.

This endorsement from Mariah Carey, an established icon in the music industry, is an exciting development for Maiya. With this approval, Maiya’s upcoming single “Body” is already creating a buzz even before its official release.

A Glimpse into “Body”

In a tantalizing teaser shared on Instagram, Maiya gave us a glimpse into her new track. Her lyrics are bold and powerful, promising a song that’s full of attitude and grit.

“Bi**h! Play with me if you want/ Tell these h*es I don’t duck no smoke/ I know all you bi**hes know/ Knock the wig right off a troll/ You can hate me but we know, none of you bi**hes wanna test my body/ Wrist froze (yeah), f**k a showboat, your ni**a want more.”

Maiya’s Journey: From “Telfy” to “Body”

Her journey started with the viral hit “Telfy” in 2022, which paid homage to the popular Black-owned luxury brand Telfar. The music video for “Telfy” astoundingly amassed over 200 million views on YouTube, cementing Maiya’s status as a rising star in the music industry.

Maiya then followed up with her single “Luv U Better”, which featured Saddiq Saunderson from Wu-Tang: An American Saga as her love interest in the music video. She was also featured in a few tracks, including Flo Millie’s 2023 “Conceited (Remix)” with Lola Brooke, and made an appearance in Lakeyah’s video for “Want Em Hood”.

Maiya The Don and Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary

On the occasion of Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary, Maiya teamed up with Google Pixel to deliver a few lines about why Hip-Hop holds a special place in her heart. Her deep connection with the music genre adds another layer to her artistry and persona.

Anticipation for “Body”

With the release date for “Body” still under wraps, the anticipation amongst fans and music enthusiasts is palpable. With the song following the successful “Luv U Better” and the viral “Telfy”, expectations are high. Add to that the endorsement from Mariah Carey, and it’s clear that Maiya The Don’s new single is one of the most eagerly awaited tracks of the year.


Maiya The Don is undoubtedly a rising star in the music industry. Her unique style, powerful lyrics, and the ability to collaborate with and get endorsements from industry heavyweights like Mariah Carey set her apart. As we eagerly wait for the release of “Body”, one thing’s for sure – Maiya The Don is a name you’ll be hearing a lot more of in the music world.

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