REBECCA BLACK Reveals Being Bullied, Depressed On 9th Anniversary Of "Friday"
Remember the 2011 viral track "Friday" by Rebecca Black? We're pretty sure a lot of you still do!
Even though it gained mainstream attention, the pop track still received mixed reactions from music fans and critics. Rebecca, for the most part, drew flack for the single's lyrics, as listeners found them silly and shallow.
The singer has tried to distance herself from "Friday" over the years but couldn't seem to escape its shadow. Now, 9 years after its music video's release, Rebecca is looking back on the viral song.
"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," she wrote on her socials.
She continued by revealing her personal struggles throughout the years following the song's release: "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."
The now-22-year-old Rebecca ended the post by sending out a positive message to her fans who go through the same experiences: "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."
Go on a little nostalgia stroll and check out "Friday" here: