When someone tells you it’s Friday, and you don’t automatically think you ‘gotta get down on Friday’, it’s probably a sign that you slept on one of the biggest viral moments of the 2010s.
Nine years ago, you’d have been hard pressed to find someone who didn’t know who Rebecca Black was, let alone find a person who couldn’t sing to you the song that made her famous.
Black released the song on YouTube when she was just 13-years-old, and after just a few short days she became a viral sensation.
Recently, Rebecca posted an emotional tweet commemorating the fact that this year will be nine years since she posted the song, detailing the hard times she had after the song debuted, but also what she would have said to young her about what was to come.
“Nine years ago today a music video for a song called ‘Friday’ was uploaded to the internet,” she wrote on Twitter.
“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 that 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 life your spirit.”
In the Twitter post, Black posted a picture comparison of herself from then, to now – and she looks incredible. The woman has had a transformation, and is clearly now living her best life.
[Featured Image Credit: Rebecca Black]