Millennials and Gen Z are believed to be innate experts on social media. They grew up in an age of technology, and live much of their lives on the Internet (they even organize Area 51 raids online!). But there’s one grownup celebrity on social media who continues to show the kids how it’s done: Mariah Carey.
While Carey is the subject of her own viral Internet memes—“I don’t know her,” “how ’bout you… get the f*ck out,”—the elusive chanteuse has proven she can keep up by creating her own trending content. The world began taking notice when Carey uploaded her own take on the #bottlecapchallenge last week, where Carey didn’t kick off the cap in the traditional sense, but rather popped it off using nothing but a note in her signature high octave. She was crowned the winner of the challenge.
Then, today, Carey continued her expert social commentary, this time about FaceApp, that popular age-your-face app that may or may not be breaching our privacy by sending facial data and photos to Russia. Carey responded to the viral phenomenon with a succinct tweet, “FaceApp is not something I acknowledge,” posting a .gif of an old interview of her with the quote, “I don’t hear you; I don’t see you; you don’t exist to me.” (She also could have been commenting on its aging factor—aging, we don’t know her.)
A quick scroll through her timeline will show that Carey is a true social media savant. She will routinely re-share memes about herself from fans, throwing shade at others in the process. She also has extensive knowledge of the current meme market: take this one, this one, and definitely this one. Her iPhone album of memes to save for a rainy day must be robust.
Like a true influencer, she’s also called out platforms such as Instagram for having tech difficulties, deftly deploying a sassy .gif of herself drinking a fine glass of Merlot. This is a triple-threat diva we’re talking about after all—singer, actress, and now social media pro.
Originally Appeared on Vogue