Surprise Surprise: Rebecca Black Kind Of Regrets Releasing 'Friday'

There have been few moments that have rocked the internet to its core in the same way that Rebecca Black's 'Friday' and subsequent music video did.

The year was 2011 and a 13-year-old Rebecca was praised, criticised, trolled and stanned by millions of people around the world.

Unsurprisingly, the meteoric rise to fame wasn't all rosy and fun for the teenager.

After so many years of laying low, the now 20-year-old has revealed the toll the backlash to the song took on her mind and her dreams.

She's appeared on The Four: Battle for Stardom (yeah another American reality TV singing show) where not only has she opened up about her 'Friday' days but she's also tried to shed that from her portfolio.

She told the camera: "When I was 13, I had a song called Friday. There were so many cool things that came out of it, but it also gave me a lot of setbacks because there were tons of people who didn't love it.

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"After it went on the internet, it blew up in the blink of an eye.

"The hate comments were everywhere. No one can prep you for that kind of thing. There is something so brutal when you're 13, about people telling you don't belong here.

"There was definitely a moment where I got really close to giving up on my music. You should never let anyone tell you what you love to do is wrong."

She told her story to the show's judges Diddy, Meghan Trainor and DJ Khaled, with the two men having no idea who the hell she was and why everyone was losing their minds when they saw Ms 'Friday' step onto the stage.

Credit: Rebecca Black/Instagram
Credit: Rebecca Black/Instagram

Rebecca pumped out a stripped back version of NSYNC's 'Bye Bye Bye' and while she impressed the judges, she failed to win them over in the next challenge.

At the height of 'Friday' mania, the teenager had to be put under police protection because she was receiving death threats. Can you imagine that: Death threats at the tender age of 13 all because you filmed a silly song with your mates.

She told Good Morning America about how she first reacted to the negative comments, saying: "When I first saw all these nasty comments I did cry. I felt like this was my fault and I shouldn't have done this and this is all because of me. Now I don't feel that way."

Hopefully this isn't the last we see of her because we need more of her pop bangers.

Featured Image Credit: Rebecca Black/Instagram

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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