Rebecca Black threatened with death after “Friday” went viral.
Rebecca Black was just 13 when “Friday” went viral for all the wrong reasons.
The 2011 song autotuned lyrics and cheesy video was savaged online, with Black placed under police protection after receiving multiple death threats.
But soon, like all viral stars, Black faded back into the oblivion and is now trying to stage a comeback.
Black, now 20, competed on the US singing show, “The Four: the Fight for Fame,” the admission of her place on the show felt like a shot at redemption after the negative reception to Friday.
Her parents paid $2705 for a company to have Black record of the song, with the help of her family home as the set and friends as extras for the video clip.
Black said the filming of the video clip was “what a cool experience”, but she had never expected that her a household name.
“I was like, this was fun, this was something else for me to do over the christmas holidays,” she told “The Four: the Battle for the Podium.”
“After it went on the internet, it literally blew up in the blink of an eye … the hatred and the reactions were everywhere. No one can prep you for that kind of thing.”
Fighting back tears, Black said to receive death threats almost forced her to stop pursuing music.
“There is something so brutal if you’re 13, and you have people that you don’t belong here,” she said.
“There was a time when I very close to giving up on my music, but, like, you should never let anyone tell you that what you want to do is wrong.”
Despite wowing the judges with her rendition of NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye” Black was knocked out in the next round after going up against participant James Graham.
But Black is not letting the setback for her, and later took to Twitter to thank people for their support.
This article originally appeared on the news.com.au.