Baby Tate and Saweetie Cover Hey Mickey: Rappers Baby Tate and Saweetie have released a stunning reworking of Toni Basil’s 1981 pop classic “Hey Mickey.” It’s practically unrecognizable, besides the refrain in the chorus. But that’s what makes it so fun and interesting.
“It’s so crazy how much Hey, Mickey has blown up in the past few months,” said Tate in a statement. “I’m super proud to be able to give this song new life with a fire verse from Saweetie along with a super hot video that I can’t wait for people to see!”
Tate originally released a version of the song back in 2016 and it went viral on TikTok. It has already amassed more than 140 million global streams.
“With the arrival of this remix, that number is expected to skyrocket,” reads a press release. “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.”
“’Hey, Mickey!’ combines all of Tate’s favorite elements: booming percussion, scandalous bars, and a hook to die for,” the release states. “’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.'”
Baby Tate and Saweetie Cover Hey Mickey: Baby Tate and Saweetie’s “Hey Mickey”is out now.
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