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Rebecca Black was hurt by the all the angry online comments after she released her video, “Friday,” last week on YouTube.
“Those hurtful comments really shocked me,” the 13-year-old Auto-tuned singer tells the Daily Beast. “At times, it feels like I’m being cyberbullied.”
“When I first saw all the nasty comments, I did cry… I don’t think I’m the worst singer, but I don’t think I’m the best,” Black said on Good Morning America Friday of online rants like, “I hope you cut yourself, and I hope you’ll get an eating disorder so you’ll look pretty.”
She admits the song isn’t her best. She recorded it after her mom paid $2,000 to Ark Music Factory in L.A., which packages slick videos for aspiring teen singers. Ark offered her two options, she said.
“The other song was about adult love – I haven’t experienced that yet. ‘Friday’ is about hanging out with friends, having fun,” she told the Daily Beast. “I felt like it was my personality in that song.”
Black’s video was streamed more than Charlie Sheen‘s bizarre rants, and she was even compared to the next Justin Bieber, who grew a massive teen following on YouTube.
“I have Bieber fever,” she said on GMA. “I am in love with Justin Bieber. [Singing together] would make my life!”
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