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Rebecca Black, the wannabe teen pop star behind the so-bad-it's-awesome single "Friday," is looking to turn her "worst video ever" notoriety into legit fame. Eighth grader Black appeared on Good Morning America Monday morning to show fans that there was real talent underneath all that heavy production. Check out Rebecca Black's Auto-Tune-free acoustic rendition of "Friday" below.
Black said on GMA that she's "not the best singer, but not the worst singer" -- which seems to be a pretty good assessment. Most of the online ridicule hasn't been directed towards Black's average-to-good singing voice, but at the silly lyrics and the bizarre production values of the video itself. Still, Black says, the comments hurt -- especially the vicious ones suggesting that she cut herself or develop an eating disorder.
"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," says the very composed 13-year-old. "And now I don't feel that way."
She shouldn't feel that way, really, because she now has some pretty powerful friends on her side. Ryan Seacrest helped Black set up an official Twitter account (yes, the fake one had us all fooled) which currently has over 30,000 followers. Nicole Richie tweeted her support of the young singer, writing, "Rebecca Black is DOPE! I'm gonna support her music, her work and her dream... but still make Friday jokes." Nick Jonas sang an emo piano cover of "Friday" at the "Concert for Hope" this weekend. Willow Smith joked that "Bieber Fever" was starting to be replaced by the "Rebecca Black Plague." Even Justin Bieber, whom Black begged for a duet on GMA, tweeted a response to the song: "Sunday comes after saturday? Weird."
Okay, so she might not get that duet, but she gets to say that Justin Bieber noticed her! And, even better, he's not the only one.