Sampled from the 1980’s classic “Mickey” by Toni Basil, Baby Tate reimagined “Hey Mickey you’re so fine / You’re so fine you blow my mind,” in her 2016 track “Hey, Mickey!” The track although did well on its own years ago, it has now reemerged onto Tik Tok where it has spread quickly across the app.
Tik Tok is known for blowing up music and artists through various trends, now including Baby Tate’s “Hey, Mickey!” While there are typically multiple sounds of the same song since users can post their own, the main version being used currently has over 260 thousand posts; The posts have a large variety of edits, lip syncing, slideshows, transitions, and more.
Although the exposure for Baby Tate is exciting, it is not her first time having her music go viral on the app. Her 2022 track “Sl*t Him Out” made its rounds on Tik Tok in a similar fashion, increasing her popularity. This also came after changing her name from Yung Baby Tate to simply Baby Tate, leading to a successful rebrand as the song went viral.
The Atlanta-born artist has already collaborated with 21 Savage, JID, Flo Milli, and Ashnikko, establishing her status in the industry. Be sure to keep up with Baby Tate’s success and listen to “Hey, Mickey!” below!