This Is What 'Friday' Singer Rebecca Black Looks Like Now
The year was 2011.
Gangnam Style was a whisper of an idea in the back of Psy's mind, Scumbag Steve was the height of meme culture and Wills and Kate were only just tying the knot.
It was the year of Rebecca Black's Friday ("Gotta get down on Friiiiday").
While we are eternally grateful for Rebecca and the many memes she and her mates birthed while “partyin’’’, the video did bring a fair bit of negativity including death threats (never okay guys, never okay).
At just 13 years old, Rebecca had to deal with some heavy stuff:
"The meanest thing I read was I hope you cut yourself and I hope you get a [sic] eating disorder so you'll look pretty," she told ABC News.
It's been eight years since those days and Rebecca, now 21 years old, is still releasing music but with a totally new look.
Like seriously, we can't stop scrolling through her Instagram:
Despite her strong exterior, she has admitted the whole Friday thing affects her to this day.
“I’d be lying if I said I was totally over the ‘Friday’ stuff and that it doesn’t affect me,” she told Rolling Stone in 2017.
“When you’re 13, and you get so many people giving you death threats, telling you that you don’t deserve to live this life, calling you ugly, fat, terrible, the worst person in the world, that will affect you. I just try to give myself a break every now and then, and take some of the pressure off of trying to prove myself to everybody.”
The good news however?
She's totally killing the 'gram game.
And this dance track?
Image: YouTube / Rebecca Black