A song called "Friday" was released 10 years ago, and it quickly turned 13-year-old aspiring singer Rebecca Black into a viral sensation and a punch line. Black, now 23, is taking back the spotlight and celebrating the anniversary of the song that made her famous with a new remix and video.
The remix speeds up Black's voice to a cartoon squeak and also features 3OH!3, Big Freedia and Dorian Electra. All of them also appear in the ultra-stylized, candy-colored video, in which Black appears in a sexy black leather outfit, rocking chains, fishnets, a super-long blue-and-black braid and deadly sharp fingernails.
"I’d had the idea to do this remix of 'Friday' for years leading up to now but honestly it was also mildly insane for me to think anyone else would want to be a part of it," Black said in a statement. "As I started talking about it with other artists and producers I couldn’t believe how stoked people were about it."
Watch the music video for the "Friday" remix here:
Following the release of "Friday," Black had to deal with bullying and depression. But the singer, who came out as gay last year, now tells USA Today, "The way that I feel about that song has really changed. I've done a lot of work to heal from the more painful parts of what that experience was for me."
"I get so many comments," she added, "and it's so surprising to me how many people have such a genuine, nostalgic love for it."
According to Black, she hopes the video for the song, which has been certified Gold, will prove that "you can turn out OK."
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