Jan. 13, 2012 at 2:24 PM ET
A video featuring 5-year-old "Toddlers & Tiaras" star Isabella Barrett belting out LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" recently led some to question whether or not the song -- not to mention the nightclub setting in which she sang it -- was tot-appropriate. Of course the pageant princess's mom, Susanna, wasn't one of those questioning it. She thinks it's just fine.
The mother took a moment to defend her daughter's routine to TMZ.
"We went for a pet charity event," Susanna said of Isabella's "Cocktails that Care" stop at New York's Libation. "There was pets there. There was vendors there. We were having a good time. The DJ called her up, and she sang a couple of songs that were already playing in there. And then we left by 9."
And as for that one song in particular – the one with lyrics that include "I got passion in my pants, and I ain't afraid to show it" – Susanna explained just how her Isabella came to know the words by heart.
"We just listen to the radio, and that's a real catchy song," she said.
Listen to Isabella's take on the song here, and then listen to "LMFAO's" full track here. But be warned -- while Susanna's certain the song is toddler-safe, the gyration-filled video might not be work-safe for grownups.
This song controversy isn't the first time little Isabella's made headlines since her "Toddlers" appearance. In December, the tyke took a pot shot at one of her TV pageant competitors, Paisley Dickey, stating that Paisley was trying to copy her ("but my mom doesn't dress me up as a hooker").
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