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Mariah Carey Reacts To ‘Anytime You Need A Friend’ Being Used In FX’s ‘Pose’

Mariah Carey thanked “Pose” co-creator Steven Canals for using her song “Anytime You Need A Friend” in the final season of the FX Networks‘ dance-musical drama series.

In episode two of the final season, Pray Tell, the character portrayed by Billy Porter, checks in to a rehab center to deal with his alcohol addiction. During this scene, Carey’s 1994 classic “Anytime You Need a Friend” can be heard playing in the background.

“Ya’ll KNOW I love @MariahCarey. And of course one of my favorite songs is ‘Anytime You Need A Friend.’ So I had to use it this final season,” Canals explained on Twitter.

In response, Carey thanked Canals for including the song in the show. “And I love you!!! thank you so much for choosing ‘Anytime you need a friend’ for the show!!! I’m sending that lyrical sentiment to you right now! Here I am!!!” she tweeted.

“Anytime You Need a Friend” was the fifth and final single from Carey’s blockbuster 1993 album Music Box. The song was written and produced by Carey and Walter Afanasieff. It peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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