‘Counting On’: Derick Dillard Quotes Biggie Smalls and Everyone is Talking About It

The Duggar family’s ability to understand pop culture is a little bit suspect. It makes sense, after all. The Duggar kids grew up almost entirely isolated from mainstream society. Between the homeschooling, the inability to leave the compound without an accountability buddy, and the family’s moratorium on mainstream media, it makes sense that the Duggar kids would miss out on a large swath of pop culture references. A few little mishaps have happened because of it, but the most recent odd pop culture reference has come by way of Derick Dillard, Jill Duggar’s husband.

Derick Dillard referenced Biggie Smalls

Derick took to social media to share a picture of his two kids. There is nothing strange about that. The Duggar family, being social media savvy, often post snapshots of the Duggar grandkids. After all, the family is building a multi-generational media brand. Derick’s caption, on the other hand, is a whole different story.

He captioned the photo “I love it when they call me big papa,” and fans were rightfully confused. The quote comes from Biggie Smalls, better known as the Notorious B.I.G. The quote is lifted directly from Smalls’ 1994 hit, “Big Papa.” Albeit, Derick did change the “you” in the Smalls song with “they.”

The famed rap song is far from the type of music that the Duggars would consider acceptable. The song he seemingly referenced is more about the urban rap lifestyle of the 1990s than raising a couple of ultra-conservative Christian children.

While some fans would like to think that Derick is liberated by rap music behind closed doors, it’s more likely that he’s never even heard the song, or, if he has, he has no idea what any of it means. His caption was seemingly an innocent mishap, but fans are curious about the family’s musical taste regardless.

Several other Duggars have referenced popular music

Whether Derick knew the song he was referencing is open to interpretation, but he’s not the only Duggar who has quoted popular music recently. Jana Duggar used a Michael Buble quote to answer fan questions about her love life. It seems as though the family believes Buble is an approved musical influence. Lauren Swanson claimed to be listening to Buble’s Christmas offerings last year.

Jinger Duggar has also quoted popular music in her Instagram posts in recent years. In October 2017 Jinger quoted Nat King Cole for a snapshot she shared with fans. The picture showed Jinger and Jeremy kissing in front of greenery, according to Inquistr.

Jinger has referenced other popular music on Instagram, leading most fans to believe the mother of one is rocking out to local radio stations now that she’s far away from the powerful pull of her famous family. Jinger left Arkansas shortly after marrying Jeremy Vuolo in 2015. Initially stationed in Laredo, Texas, the pair have since relocated to Los Angeles.

Do the Duggars actually listen to secular music?

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar would like fans to believe the family doesn’t listen to any secular music. They’d also like their fans to believe that the family doesn’t watch traditional television, but as the Duggar kids age out of the house, they are going in their own directions, and several have taken on the secular world.

Jessa Duggar lets her kids watch regular television. Her favorite channel appears to be HGTV. Jill and her husband Derick are also letting television viewing slip into their home. Jinger, for her part, isn’t only quoting secular music, but she’s doing a ton of reading and movie watching, too. Jinger and her husband were recently spotted at a premier.