Rebecca Black Sends Message to the Haters: ‘Friday’ Hits #39 on iTunes (VIDEO)

Wes Ferguson / March 18, 2011

Success is truly the best revenge. Rebecca Black — an unsigned 13-year-old singer who has become a YouTube sensation with a song Rolling Stone called an “unintentional parody of modern pop” — has reached over 16 million views and a top slot on iTunes. Still, the teen says she cried over the harsh feedback online.

In an interview with GMA, she said the negative onslaught initially got to her: 

“At first, when I first saw all these nasty comments, I did cry. I felt like this was my fault. And I shouldn’t have done this, and this is all because of me. And now I don’t feel that way.”

She now seems to be having a little fun with all the attention, playing on some critiques by taking to Twitter to ask if she should have a bowl of cereal or fried eggs to eat (haters bemoan that the chorus to “Friday” sounds like “fried eggs,” she also sings about her breakfast routine in the song).

With the heavily auto-tuned track, many wondered if Rebecca can sing at all — so she proved her pipes during the interview by singing part of the national anthem completely in tune. She seems to have a realistic outlook about her ability:  

“I think I have talent on some level. I don’t think I’m the worst singer, but I don’t think I’m the best singer.”

“Friday” is now #39 on iTunes. No word yet on a follow-up single. See the full GMA report below:

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