Out of the backseat
First she helped befuddled people everywhere pick the appropriate seat when getting into a car, and now she's inspiring us all to ignore the haters.
Rebecca Black's much-anticipated second single, "My Moment," went live on YouTube Monday night and it's different from her smash hit "Friday."
Not better. Not worse. Just different.
The song was written and produced for Black, and is obviously not another ARK Music Factory production. The autotuning is less obvious, albeit still present, and the song does not give remedial lessons in calendar use.
The video, which depicts Black in what viewers are supposed to assume is her everyday life, shows the infamous teen rocking out in a music studio, attending dance rehearsals during which no one breaks a sweat (and that feature So You Think You Can Dance alums Robert Roldan, Kent Boyd, Ashley Galvan, Adechike Torbert, Channing Cooke and Lauren Gottlieb) and greeting her adoring fans on the red carpet.
Apparently a lot has changed for Black since the February release of "Friday."
She's 14 now, and with that extra year comes much more wisdom.
After receiving more backlash than the tween could handle — including some death threats — Black has matured and returned with a big Cee-Lo style "F(orget) you!"
"Weren't you the one who said / that I would be nothing? / Well I'm about to prove you wrong," Black croons in the opening lines.
The rest of the song consists of similar claims of people not believing in her abilities, and then words of wisdom for similarly-situated 14-year-old girls: "Don't miss out on your chance / your life is in your hands / so take it just as far as you can."
The only thing missing? Benni Cinkle, Black's awkwardly dancing, backseat sitting best friend in pink.
As Black sings about how much better she is than all the "haters," you can't help but wonder: Weren't the "haters" the ones that watched the "Friday" video 180 million times?
Don't bite the hand that feeds you, Rebecca Black.