Rebecca Black finally speaks! 'It feels like I'm being cyberbullied'
Earlier this week Zap2it published an article about the music video for Rebecca Black's incendiary "Friday." In the article we wrote: "If 'Friday' is a joke, then it is most certainly on us, because we just wasted 3 minutes and 48 seconds of our admittedly awesome life enduring the most awful music video ever created."
We weren't the only site coming down on the music video. Slate called it was "disastrous," and Time.com said it was "a whole new level of bad." We won't even go into the comments on Twitter and YouTube about the song, video and/or the artist.
But guess what, Internet? Black has heard all of your comments but she's not going to back down.
"Those hurtful comments really shocked me," Black tells The Daily Beast in her first interview since the song and "The Black Plague" (Take that, Bieber Fever!) took over the world. "At times, it feels like I'm being cyberbullied."
In the interview Black, 13, wants to make it clear that she did not in any way write "Friday," which includes lyrics such as "Tomorrow is Saturday and Sunday comes afterwards." Lyrics? More like poetry!
"I didn't write it at all. The other song was about adult love -- I haven't experience that yet," Black explains. "'Friday' is about hanging out with friends, having fun. I felt like it was my personality in that song."
While Black's voice is auto-tuned (heavily) on the track, she is planning on recording an acoustic version of "Friday" to prove she can actually sing. "I want to show people there's more to me than they think."
"Funniest part of the whole thing is Rebecca Black is actually [an] amazing singer [with] a unique tone and a fantastic fun person," Clarence Jey, Black and Ark Music boss, says. "The concept we feel seems to have crossed a lot of boundaries, for the better or worse."
When hateful comments dominated the comments section on the video's YouTube page, Ark Music asked Black if she would like the video taken down. She refused. "I decided not to give the haters the satisfaction that they got me so bad I gave up."
In case you missed it, here's Black's music video: