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'Friday' Singer Rebecca Black Reveals Emotional Advice She'd Give Her 13-Year-Old Self On The Song's 9th Anniversary

Rebecca Black reflects on her single Friday

Nine years ago, an innocent song was uploaded to YouTube which forever changed pop culture!

In case you needed a refresher, Friday by Rebecca Black is a catchy song that quickly became a sensation after being posted online on February 10, 2011. However, the tune also caused quite a bit of pain for the aspiring musician, who opened up on the anniversary of the release about some of her struggles over the years.

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The now-22-year-old took to Twitter/Instagram to sound off about the viral hit:

“9 years ago today a music video for a song called ‘friday’ was uploaded to the internet. above all things, i just wish i could go back and talk to my 13 year old self who was terribly ashamed of herself and afraid of the world. to my 15 year old self who felt like she had nobody to talk to about the depression she faced. to my 17 year old self who would get to school only to get food thrown at her and her friends. to my 19 year old self who had almost every producer/songwriter tell me they’d never work with me. hell, to myself a few days who felt disgusting when she looked in the mirror!”

The songstress wrapped up her lengthy message:

“i’m trying to remind myself more and more that every day is a new opportunity to shift your reality and lift your spirit. you are not defined by any one choice or thing. time heals and nothing is finite. it’s a process that’s never too late to begin. and so, here we go! this might be a weird thing to post but the honest feels good if nothing else.”

And people on social media were loving her honesty about growth, and the amazing throwback, too! Here are a few of the best responses:

“friendly reminder that Rebecca Black was one of many victims of a predatory production company.”

I choose to Stan 2020 Rebecca Black.

for all the cringe and laughs that rebecca black got from her video she had absolutely zero resources in comparison to the instant fame that jbiebs received at roughly the same exact time, in part a function of the misogyny driving the hate directed to her.

everyone send love to rebecca black. friday was a BOP, she didn’t deserve that hate.

Friday by Rebecca Black came out nine years ago today and fridays have never been the same since.

“yo why the heck did we rip rebecca black to shreds for friday while people like jake paul get worshiped for it’s every day bro.”

There were also several users who couldn’t get over how much her appearance has changed:

“Okay y’all. Rebecca Black is HOT

I never thought i’d be saying this but rebecca black could get it

“Rebecca black I just blocked my boyfriend I have five minutes before he realizes please dm me”

Because of the overwhelming response to her words, the songstress posted this to her social media on Tuesday:

“okay so i just got back on twitter and i am just so blown away and confused and grateful at the messages you guys have been sending to me in response to this. i could have never imagined support like this. that you a million times i just wanna cry!! (happily!!!)”


In case it’s been a while since you’ve watched the iconic music video yourself (which was ironically released on a Thursday), ch-ch-check it out (below):

[Image via Instagram/YouTube.]

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Feb 11, 2020 09:03am PDT