Gotta get down on Friday. Who knew a 13-year-old could become famous overnight, reaching more viewers than artists like Justin Bieber and being number 39 on iTunes top 100. But Rebecca Black was famous for all the wrong reasons.
“As we previously reported, Black’s people have threatened legal action against Ark — claiming the company that produced and wrote the song is wrongfully exploiting her image and her song because Ark does not own the rights to either,” says a reporter for TMZ.
Black’s mother paid $4,000 to have her record the single “Friday” with Ark Music, since her daughter never stopped talking about how singing was her passion. Unlike the majority of the population, Black felt like she fit right into the lifestyle of being a famous artist. However, after the music video for her song “Friday” went viral, most viewers dubbed it the “worst song ever”. Yet Black’s infamous video gained more than 167 million views before being forcefully deleted.
During an interview with Andrea Kenny on Good Morning America, Black expressed her emotions about some of the comments she read after seeing the video on YouTube. Kenny asked, “What is the meanest thing you’ve read that maybe hurt you the most?”