Baby Tate & Saweetie’s forthcoming “Hey Mickey” remix- out this Friday!! I’m sure you know about Baby Tate’s reignited 2016 single “Hey Mickey” going viral on TikTok and generating over 100 million streams this year. Tate is Billboard's Chart Breaker after earning a Top 20 spot on their Rap Songs chart. The latest example of the TikTok-virality-to-charts pipeline, “Hey Mickey!” began racking up listens in January, after a few K-pop fans began using the sound on edits of their favorite acts, including Stray Kids and BIBI, and posting to social media. The song has accumulated 1.6 million user-created videos on TikTok. Last month, Tate unveiled a dance video for the track that Nicole Kirkland created. (SEE ABOVE).
The video has over 3M views to date! In the video, Tate wears the pansexual flag on her uniform and in the song, she talks about her boo being bisexual. The story stems from Tate’s real life dating experiences growing up as a teenager in Atlanta. Tate feels like bisexual and pansexual men are frowned upon, while women are celebrated. Her dance video is inclusive and speaks to and for the LGBTQ+ community. She’d love to chat about recently identifying as pansexual and why inclusivity is so important to her. Tate and Saweetie are shooting the video for “Hey Mickey” remix this Friday in LA, stay tuned for that ! Would you care to cover the “Hey Mickey” remix around release, and or interview Baby Tate? Would love to hear your thoughts, thanks! Baby Tate’s IG post on identifying as pansexual https://www.instagram.com/p/Co0X-HGPVqV/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= March 23, 2023 (Los Angeles, CA) – Today, Atlanta breakout Baby Tate joins forces with Grammy®-nominated hitmaker Saweetie for the remix of “Hey, Mickey!” — a scorching interpolation of Toni Basil’s seminal 1981 hit via Warner Records. Fierce, empowering, and utterly addictive, the collaboration showcases the rappers' undeniable chemistry and knack for memorable wordplay. “Hey, Mickey!” combines all of Tate’s favorite elements: booming percussion, scandalous bars, and a hook to die for. “Met this boy named Mickey, he had on some yellow Dickies,” she raps on the feisty production. “I knew he was a hoe because his neck had hella hickies.” That's when Saweetie steps up and sprinkles some magic on the mic. "Aye Mickey, maybe I could be yo' Minnie," she spits. "I'm about my cheddar, but I never been no snitchey." Tate's original version, which first dropped in 2016 before going hyper-viral on TikTok this year, has already amassed more than 140 million global streams. With the arrival of this remix, that number is expected to skyrocket. The collaboration comes on the heels of Tate's 2022's acclaimed 14-track project Mani/Pedi, an infectious statement of self-love boasting features from 2 Chainz, Kali, and Slim Wav. The Billboard 'Chart Breaker' has been fusing pop, rap, and R&B since the release of her 2015 debut project, ROYGBIV, which she followed with 2019’s acclaimed GIRLS, and 2021’s After the Rain. When Tate isn’t living in her own technicolor universe, she’s collaborating with her contemporaries like Babyface on "Don't Even Think About It," LAYA on the genre-bending “Sailor Moon 2.0” and JID on the 21 Savage-assisted “Surround Sound” from his The Forever Story album. With the “Hey, Mickey!” remix, Tate gives an iconic hook her own, playful spin — and lines up the biggest hit of her career.
ABOUT BABY TATE: Fueled by self-love and manifested dreams, Baby Tate is forever evolving. The Atlanta-based artist, formerly known as Yung Baby Tate, has a new, concise moniker, but the 25-year-old’s sound remains sprawling. Within a single body of work, you’ll hear summery pop, amorous R&B, and hard-hitting hip-hop. Baby Tate’s debut project, 2015’s ROYGBIV, saw her exercising full creative control, as a singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, and engineer—independent skills she’s been honing since she was 13 years old. By 2018, Baby Tate had locked into executing concept albums, releasing the thematic BOYS EP, followed by her breakthrough project, GIRLS, in 2019. With both collections, Baby Tate expanded her musicality and songwriting processes, connecting strongly to women and femme audiences through kaleidoscopic beats and highly relatable lyrics. At the center of Baby Tate’s endeavors is an intentional interweaving of female empowerment and joy, as evidenced by her cohesive, yet varied 2020 EP After the Rain, the home of her viral, confidence-boosting hit “I Am.” A genuine heroine for any person who’s ever faced intrapersonal challenges, the multi-hyphenate artist offers both gentle and assertive reminders that all we need is faith, fortitude, and fearlessness. With each release, Baby Tate provides her fans with potent anthems and inspiring bars, unveiling new facets of her technicolor character in the process. ABOUT SAWEETIE: As a superstar artist, visionary entrepreneur, committed philanthropist, and buzzing actress, Diamanté pka Saweetie shines brilliantly like the diamond she was destined to be. The Northern California-born and Los Angeles-based phenomenon has served up a string of chart-shaking smashes, including the triple-platinum “My Type,” double-platinum “Best Friend” [feat. Doja Cat], platinum “Tap In” and “Icy Girl,” and gold “Back To The Streets” [feat. Jhené Aiko], tallying over 4 billion cumulative streams and counting thus far. In addition to taking home honors at the MTV VMA, NCAAP Image Awards, BET Hip-Hop Awards, and MTV EMA, she has earned two GRAMMY® Award nominations in the categories of “Best Rap Song” for “Best Friend” and “Best New Artist.” Speaking to her growing influence, she has partnered with McDonald’s, MAC, Crocs, Quay, Revlon, Champion, and PrettyLittleThing, to name a few. Meanwhile, she notably designed, launched, sold out her own ICY jewelry line. Giving back, she created the nonprofit ICY Baby Foundation to uplift underserved students with financial literacy, entrepreneurship lessons, and technology training, among other initiatives. Meanwhile, John Legend, Muni Long, Anitta, Dua Lipa, Gwen Stefani, Latto, David Guetta, and many others have sought her out for collaborations. Along the way, she appeared on dozens of magazine covers, lit up Saturday Night Live with a showstopping performance, and also turned up on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! and The Late Late Show with James Corden. Expanding her presence once again, she also shined on the hit series Grown-ish in addition to hosting NETFLIX’s Sex: Unzipped. However, Saweetie only levels up yet again with her 2022 The Single Life EP and Pretty Bitch Music album plotted for 2023.