Young Australian rapper Matty B’s G-rated rendition of Justin Bieber‘s “Boyfriend” catapulted over 20 million YouTube views this month.
“Even though I’m not old enough to have a girlfriend yet, when I heard this song I really wanted to cover it because I thought it had swag,” the 9-year-old (born Matthew Barrett) says.
Matty B, who first became a viral sensation when he was 7, is no stranger to fame. “Boyfriend” is his 39th video to reach at least 1 million hits and the second one to surpass 10 million views. His YouTube page has nearly half a million subscribers.