Argumentative cupcake kid gets cupcakes from Ellen

Posted at 10:34 AM, Mar 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-19 10:34:58-04

“Listen, Linda…Linda…Honey…”

Matthew (Mateo) Beltran, the 3-year-old viral video star seenarguing with his mother over cupcakes, appeared on Ellen on Tuesday.

The video went up last week and has now been seen almost 5 million times on YouTube.

Mateo’s mother Linda told Ellen that Mateo likes to debate with her and explained why he’s calling her by her first name.

“When he’s serious and he really wants to get his point across, then we become Linda and Kenneth,” Linda said.

Kenneth is Mateo’s father.

Ellen also surprised Linda and Mateo with a $10,000 check from Shutterfly and an enormous mountain of cupcakes.