10 year after the world’s most infamous song ‘Friday’ was released, Rebecca Black has arguably had one the biggest musical comeback of all time, and this year has returned to the scene in the most iconic way.
If you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade, Rebecca was ridiculed by the media and the public for her 2011 track ‘Friday’. It brought Rebecca an insurmountable level of hate and cyberbullying, which is a fucking lot to handle for a 13 year old. I got told I had hairy arms in year 7, and I cried for hours. Imagine being told by the whole world, you suck.
Rebecca’s latest song ‘Personal’ is a queer, post-breakup song and is all about not taking things personally, and hoping her ex will do the same. It’s hyperpop heaven and carries a similar vibe to pop-queen Charli XCX‘s music.
On the ten year anniversary of ‘Friday’, Rebecca Black released an insanely fried version of the infamous track and it was pure chaos from start to finish. The ‘Friday Remix’ featured collabs/features from Big Freedia, Dorian Electra and 3OH!3. It also featured a lil’ cameo from the trollface guy and other classic memes.
It’s amazing that the queen of Fridays has reclaimed the song that brought her so much trauma. It’s also incredible that she stuck with her dream of becoming a singer, despite being told by almost everyone that she’d never make it.
On the 9th year anniversary of ‘Friday’, Rebecca opened up about the perils of internet fame, and how difficult it was for her to recover.
— Rebecca Black (@MsRebeccaBlack) February 11, 2020
“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,” she wrote.
“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.”
Ahh what an icon. I salute you, comeback queen.