By: Madeleine Porter
Rebecca Black, the singer whose viral music video of ‘Friday made her an online sensation, is finally speaking out. Believe it or not, it has been almost a decade since the infamous music video was released.
The then 13-year-old had no idea she would create a movement for everyone to start looking forward to the weekend. Though there were some good things that came out of the song, people also mocked it tirelessly.
Now 22-years-old, Rebecca Black has more to say about ‘Friday’ than she did when the song first released. In a lengthy Instagram caption, Black opens up about what she wishes she could tell her past self. It reads:
“*swipe ->* 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 ago who felt disgusting when she looked in the mirror! 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 honesty feels good if nothing else.” – @msrebeccablack
In defying the haters, Rebecca Black still makes music. Since the release of ‘Friday’, Black has worked every day to better herself and her music. Instead of resenting the song that gave her infamy, she has made peace with the teen who never knew the power ‘Friday’ had.