Yesterday, as I was driving home on a cold winter’s night, a very pressing and important question popped into my mind.
“Yo, what’s up with Sophia Grace and Rosie?”
How are they? What are they up to? Is Rosie’s microphone still a little bit turned off? Does Sophia Grace still have more rhythm than my whole family, combined? Why isn’t she, like… Madonna yet? Do they still hang out with Ellen sometimes?
If you’re wondering “Umm, who the hell are you talking about?” let me assure you, you know them.
Sophia Grace and Rosie, like all kids these days, were discovered on YouTube after their cover of Nicki Minaj's 'Super Bass' went viral. Actually, it went more than viral. Currently, that video of cousins Sophia Grace, 8, and Rosie, 5, standing in someone's house dressed in fairy princess costumes, singing into wands (because... obviously) has been viewed more than 52 million times.
One of those viewers, way back in 2011, was Ellen Degeneres.
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In October 2011 she had the two girls on her show to perform 'Super Bass' along Nicki Minaj herself and it was the greatest thing that ever happened in the history of television.
But when Ellen got to know the pair, she was overwhelmed.
She just could not deal with their cuteness levels. So she started inviting them on her show all the time and the whole world fell in love with Sophia Grace, who was insanely talented and definitely dragged Rosie along against her will to all their performances, and Rosie, who is absolutely an introvert and always stands about three steps behind Sophia miming to a song and wiggling her hips.