Talk about synergy.
It's Friday, and you know what that means: we gotta get down we so excited Rebecca Black has chosen the perfect day to defend her talent and fight back against the torrent of Internet hatred that has descended on the teen for her mind-melting musical equivalent of a paint-by-numbers kit.
So what does she have to say about the tune that the masses have dubbed (on a good day) a pop factory experiment gone horribly awry and (on a bad day) the worst song in the history of the world? And, almost as importantly, what does Justin Bieber have to do with all this?
"I can't tell if I'm awake or not, it's crazy," Black told Good Morning America this morning, admitting that the whole experience was a dream.
Though, she might've meant nightmare.
Sure, while Rebecca is now famous, it's for all the wrong reasons, and infamous might be a better descriptor for the young girl with pop star dreams. That is, at least judging by the onslaught of criticism and personal attacks—the worst, she said, were people who told her to "get an eating disorder" and "cut yourself and die"—that came after releasing "Friday."
"When I first saw all these nasty comments, I did cry," she explained. "I felt like this was my fault and I shouldn't have done this, and this was all because of me."
However, Rebecca bounced back and is now defending the song's stick-in-your-head beat and inane lyrics (neither of which, it's worth pointing out again, is her fault…the blame for both belongs to L.A.'s Ark Music Factory).
"That's the point of it, it's a catchy song," she said.
As for whether she has talent to carry her through after the backlash subsides—which it doesn't appear to be doing anytime soon—Rebecca said she still thinks she has a shot at her original dream.
"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," she admitted.
And to prove it, she even belted out a few auto tune-free lines from the national anthem to prove that she is indeed perfectly capable, though not exceptional, at carrying a note. But hey, at least she got all the words right, so she's at least got one up on Christina Aguilera.
As for her musical future, Rebecca proved she isn't above a little begging (she might be cut off for the biz after all) and when asked who her dream collaborator would be, didn't hesitate to overflow with the following:
"I have Bieber fever, I am in love with Justin Bieber," she swooned. "That would just be…oh my gosh, just thinking of it gives me butterflies.
"Justin, if you're watching this right now, would you do a duet with me? That would be unreal, that would just make my life."
It'd definitely be a good career move for her. Him, we're not so sure. Although if anyone knows about YouTube sensations looking for their big break at the hands of an established pop star, it's him. Just ask Usher.