Is Honey Boo Boo’s Pop Music Debut Endearing, Horrifying Or All Of The Above?
Here comes Alana Thompson — otherwise known as Honey Boo Boo — and perhaps your soon-to-be new Queen of Pop.
The finger-wagging, nose-picking sassy star of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has arrived ("At last!", you all screech in unison) with her debut single, "Movin' Up."
And she's not movin' up all alone! In fact, she's done it with the help of her not-at-all-problematic mother (Mama June), her sister (Pumpkin), her father (Sugar Bear) and Adam Barta, the fame-thirsty songwriter who somehow attached himself to several other flash-in-the-pan viral curiosities like Tan Mom and Octomom. Yep, the gang's all here!
As for "Movin' Up" itself? It's sort of like a Nick Jr. version of Kesha's "Tik Tok" with some subtle trap undertones. Actually, wait. Nope. Already thinking way too much about this song. It's mostly nonsense, but I won't lie — the "Do the Honey Boo Boo Bop!" hook is kind of an unavoidable earworm.
The little pageant princess certainly looks like she's having fun doing her thing and dropping those goofy dance movies in the recording studio. And her speak-singing flow is on point (from what you can actually understand, anyway), as she shouts out her family and yelps about being a small town girl in a TV world.
But as for all the messy controversy surrounding her family and her now-cancelled series? Um, just...do the Honey Boo Boo bop, I guess?
Oh, this poor girl.