Rebecca Black: Police investigating ‘Friday’ death threats

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Rebecca Black has received death threats: Take ‘Friday’ off the Web or face the consequences. Who knew bad music could be so dangerous? At any rate, police are on the case.

Anaheim police are looking into a menacing call to Black’s management company and an email to her production company, both received in March.


‘In essence, the threats were related to getting the music off the Internet or they were going to kill her,’ Anaheim police spokesman Sgt. Rick Martinez told KCBS. ‘We can’t validate how serious they are, but we do take it seriously.’

Black, 13, shot to fame in February with her YouTube upload of ‘Friday,’ the infamous tune dubbed by some as the ‘worst song in history.’ The video, with more than 111 million views, was shot by Ark Music Factory as part of a $2,000 package paid for by Black’s mother.

Despite the parodies and threats, things are looking pretty good for Black. In fact, she now has something in common with the likes of Madonna and Lady Gaga: The guys from ‘Glee’ will cover ‘Friday’ in an upcoming episode.


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-- Emily Christianson