2 Death Threats Against YouTube Sensation Rebecca Black Investigated

ANAHEIM (CBS) — Two death threats made against teen singer Rebecca Black, whose Internet music video “Friday” has gone viral, are being investigated by Anaheim police.

The threats were made in March after the video was viewed by millions of people on YouTube, Anaheim police spokesman Sgt. Rick Martinez said.

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The video was first posted Feb. 10. Black, 13, lives in Anaheim Hills with her parents.

One of the threats was made over the phone to her management company and another was emailed to her production company, Martinez said, both of which are in Los Angeles.

“In essence the threats were related to getting the music off the Internet or they were going to kill her,” Martinez said. “We can’t validate how serious they are, but we do take it seriously.”

“We are keeping an extra eye out for her” during the investigation, Martinez said.

Even though Black’s song has been called “the worst song in history” by some, the video has been viewed more than 110 million times.

KNX 1070’s Mike Landa Reports

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One Comment

  1. rick says:

    i think it was a good video and song yes her voice is DIFFRENT but so what that just means she would be another COOKIE CUTTER teen singer

    1. joe says:

      I think she is singing through a harmonizer.

  2. Fisherman Dan says:

    Since when does a silly song by a 13 year old warrant death threats? Wow, some people are really crazy.

  3. Chester says:

    She can tune my piano any day of the week.

  4. Alice says:

    I just listened to the first 30 seconds of her video and her voice gave me a headache. No talent here…just a wanna-be Britney Spears with smaller breasts.

  5. Lindsay says:

    She’ll be in rehab by the end of the year.

  6. Peter says:

    I blacked out when I heard her music!

  7. tastelikechicken says:


  8. JC says:

    After hearing the song I almost wanted to kill myself.

  9. Eve says:

    Why are people harping on the fact that it has so many views and that makes it a ‘good’ song?
    It has so many views because people watch it, laugh hysterically, and then send it to all of their friends.
    It’s awful and I’m sorry her mother wasted the money paying off the company to let her daughter sing it.

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