Justin Bieber isn’t the only artist Rebecca Black looks up to! The 13-year-old Internet singing sensation also loves Rihanna, and not only for her powerhouse singing chops.
Rebecca respects Rihanna for how she handled herself after the 2009 assault involving her then-boyfriend Chris Brown.
“Rihanna, how she came out of the Chris Brown thing so strong, that is amazing to me,”Rebecca told Entertainment Weekly when asked what artists she looks up to.
Both artists have worked hard to but the past behind them, Chris struggling the most with trying to move on. The 22-year-old singer had a meltdown Tuesday after an interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America where he was asked about legal issues stemming from the 2009 assault case.
He has issued his apologies and is trying to focus on promoting his latest album F.A.M.E.
While on his promotional tour, Chris was asked about Rebecca’s viral hit, and at first he mocked the ditty, but then ended up endorsing it.
“Honest opinion? It was great. I’ll be jammin’ to it on Friday, Friday,” he sang on Washington’s Hot 99.5 radio station during an interview last week.
So what does the future of Rebecca’s career have in store?
“That’s not a question you should ask me,” she told EW. “My parents just throw song ideas at me, and I’ve been listening to a billion different songs.”
And her goal is to get people moving with future hits.
“Dance anthem-like stuff, very teen-like pop songs, stuff like that,” Rebecca said of future songs she is planning.