Remember Rebecca Black? The 'Friday' Star Is Back And 'Better' Than Ever

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It's Friday, Friday! ...No, it's not. But we've just been reminded of the glory days with one very nostalgic Instagram post. Remember that song, 'Friday'? You know, the one that plagued the early 2010's?

Well the singer behind the phenomena, Rebecca Black, is officially back and 'better' than ever.

On the off chance you don't remember the 'hit' song, allow me to refresh your memory. Back in 2011, a girl by the name Rebecca Black blessed the YouTube world with a music video for a song called Friday. 

With not-so-complex lyrics, like how Black's 'gotta have cereal (cereal)', the release became an overnight sensation, but not exactly for the best of reasons. People everywhere began mocking the song, as it quickly became a brutal time for everyone involved in it.

Now, the face behind the song is back, and she's taken to Instagram to update the world on her whereabouts...

 

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*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. 🤍

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Nearly a decade after its initial release, Rebecca Black has opened up about the struggles she's faced as a result of the YouTube upload. "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 revealed.

While the song gave the singer a newfound fame, it also led to a newfound hate from strangers - everywhere. The hatred even reached her school halls, where she'd "get food thrown at her and her friends."

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Over the years, she tried desperately to remove the song from her portfolio, and name, taking her talents to Fox's singing competition, The Four: Battle for Stardom, last year. "The hate comments were everywhere. No one can prep you for that kind of thing," Black shared.

Flash forward to today, the aspiring artist is stronger and more hopeful than ever.

"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."