Mariah Carey evidently is unbothered by the fact that her longstanding record for the longest-running #1 in Billboard Hot 100 history has been broken by a 20-year-old rapper who nobody had heard of a year ago.

Mariah tweeted a Photoshopped image of herself literally passing the torch to Lil Nas X, whose viral hit “Old Town Road” broke her record yesterday by spending 17 weeks at #1.  Mariah’s 1995 hit with Boyz II Men, “One Sweet Day,” held the record of 16 weeks for years, until “Despacito” tied it in 2017.

“Sending love & congrats to @LilNasX on breaking one of the longest-running records in music history!” Mariah captioned her sweet tweet. “We’ve been blessed to hold this record with a song that means a great deal to @BoyzIIMen and myself and has touched so many. Keep living your best life!”

On Instagram, she added, “‘One Sweet Day’ will always hold a special place in my heart and I want to thank anyone who’s ever told me how this song has affected them and their loved ones.”

An overwhelmed Lil Nas X responded:

And on Instagram, he wrote simply, “LEGEND” with a heart emoji.

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