Rebecca Black and 'Friday' take over Funny Or Die
Rebecca Black has taken over humor website Funny Or Die for April Fool's Day, turning the site into "Friday Or Die" complete with interviews and an episode of "Betwixt the Music."
Black has been extremely good-natured about all the criticism she's received over her viral YouTube video, which at press time had over 74 million views. This week, she proved her sense of humor is still intact as she discussed the intricacies of car seat positions, the dangers of driving with 13 year olds and did a mock infomercial for her Greatest Hits album.
"I don't worry too much about celebrities or fame, my parents keep me pretty grounded," Black said in her FunnyOrDie.com "Betwixt the Music" video. "Like, literally, I'm grounded for popping bub' and rolling on dubs past curfew. But you know, the game is the game."
In March, Black visited "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and told the talk show host that she plans on donating proceeds for the song, which is currently no. 28 on the iTunes charts, to Japan and to her school.
Since its release, the video has been deemed "the worst music video ever" by some and others have jumped to Black's rescue, including Ryan Seacrest, Simon Cowell, Nicole Ritchie, Joel Madden and Willow Smith. On "Good Morning America," she defended her singing skills, saying, "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."
The song was produced by the independent Los Angeles-based company called Ark Music Factory. People magazine reports that for a fee, the company will produce a pop song and video for teenage girls who "want to get discovered."
The video became an internet sensation after Comedy Central's Tosh.o blog lampooned it under the headline, "Songwriting Isn't For Everyone" and popular Tumblr blog The Daily What made it the "Where Is Your God Now of the Day."
In the lyrics, Black starts out by detailing her morning routine before singing the layout of the days of the week, "Tomorrow is Saturday/ and Sunday comes afterwards."
Watch a few videos from Black's FunnyOrDie.com takeover below.