Rebecca Black is working hard — even on Fridays — to try and change the public’s negative view of her as an artist.
Rebecca shared with The Associated Press that she has been recording new songs at the studio of Charlton Pettus, a music producer.
Even though Rebecca’s song “Friday” has more than 119 million views on YouTube and is No. 64 on iTunes’ single chart, Rebecca has a lot of haters.
“People think I sound like a robot, and in that video, I do sound like a robot,” Rebecca said of the “Friday” YouTube video. “I don’t want to be known as the ‘Friday’ girl. Hopefully, I can be known as Rebecca Black and not the ‘Friday’ girl. I want to be a performing artist. That’s what I’ve always wanted to do.”
She is set on proving people wrong.
“I was bullied all the time in school,” she explained. “I don’t know what was so different about me that made people want to pick on me. I thank those people because if it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be here right now. I would probably still be sitting at home crying. I’ve dealt with that my whole life. I’ve learned to have a thick skin. I laugh at them now.”
Rebecca’s parents paid $4,000 for Ark Music Factory to produce the song and video, but her mother wasn’t prepared for it to become such a hit.
“Once I realized that my daughter was going to be a celebrity, I knew this was going to be a time when I really needed to focus on completely being there for her 100 percent of the time,” Kelly, Rebecca’s mom, explained. “I have read and seen the unfortunate stories of so many children in the spotlight who have gone sideways.”
And it sounds like Rebecca is going to do all she can to stay in the spotlight. She has a new publicist, lawyer and manager.
“I want to see everyone’s opinion of my actual voice,” Rebecca said. “I don’t care if they love it. I don’t care if they hate it.”
“Well, I’d like it if they loved it, but I just want to hear their opinion.”