With the return of “Beavis & Butt-Head” to MTV, the show’s latest hip-hop victim to its jokes, rapper T-Baby, claims she is shaking off the animated duo’s playful taunting.
Rather than take the jokes seriously, T-Baby said the compensation paid off.
It pays to be zinged by “Beavis & Butt-Head” … at least according to the Detroit rapper who’s been BLOWIN’ UP since the duo featured her music video for the YouTube hit, “It’s So Cold in the D” on their show earlier this month. TMZ spoke with T-Baby — aka Latonya Miles — who tells us she doesn’t mind that B&B cracked some jokes about her on the MTV show … because producers forked over a few THOUSAND dollars to get her permission. T-Baby says, “People have been making fun of me my whole life … so, it’s no big deal because I’m still getting paid from them … so I’m laughin’ all the way to the bank.” T-Baby also says her exposure on the show has given her the “biggest kick off to my career ever.” (TMZ)
Additional reports claim T-Baby received a few thousand dollars for her “It’s So Cold In The D” appearing in the episode.
MTV paid Miles $4,000 for the rights to use her video in a “Beavis and Butt-Head” episode that aired earlier this month. She’ll also reportedly be paid an additional $4,000 every year the episode airs. Miles also says the exposure from the show has given her rap career a major boost. (My Fox Detroit)
In 2008, T-Baby discussed her viral anthem and detailed its true meaning.
“People think I’m playing but (the song) is real,” says the 30-year-old Detroit MC T-Baby, whose real name is LaTonya Myles. T-Baby says the song was inspired by the death of her brother “Mason” who was killed in a Coney Island restaurant in 2006. She says she never expected her track and subsequent video for “It’s So Cold in the D” — which has nearly 575,000 plays via this one YouTube link and has been downloaded thousands of other times on music streaming and ringtone Web sites — to spread so far so fast or to become so misunderstood. “I’m saying how cold it is in the world,” T-Baby says. “How people is cold — killing, robbing. It’s cold out here. People hearts is cold.” (Detroit Metromix)
Away from network television for over a decade, “Beavis & Butt-Head” creator Mike Judge recently explained his decision to bring the popular series back.
After a 14-year hiatus, Judge can better appreciate Beavis and Butt-Head. “The characters pop,” he assesses. “Somehow, you get more out of it than you put into it.” When MTV asked him to revive the show, he said yes, bringing the boys back with their worldviews unchanged. “There was a conscious decision to have nobody grow or learn much,” Judge says. Beavis and Butt-Head still wear their Metallica and AC/DC T-shirts, although Judge had to get permission from the bands this time around. (Rolling Stone)
Check out the “So Cold In The D” skit below: