LOS ANGELES – Internet sensation Rebecca Black has chosen to be homeschooled to get away from constant verbal bullying, the singer told ABC News in an interview scheduled to air Wednesday night.
Black, 14, rose to fame earlier this year when her music video "Friday" quickly gained over 100 million hits on YouTube, though she has been widely derided for the song's cheesy lyrics and her uncharismatic performance of it.
"When I walk by they'll start singing 'Friday' in a really nasally voice," Black told ABC News of her experiences at school. "Or, you know, they'll be like, 'Oh hey, Rebecca, guess what day it is?'"
Black's mother Georgina Marquez endorsed the homeschooling decision due to the taunting and because her daughter needs more time to focus on her career.
"She certainly did not need that kind of pressure," Marquez told ABC News.
Black, whose has been tapped to appear in the latest Katy Perry video and who also brought home an MTV Teen Choice award for Choice Web Star last weekend, told the network fame has not changed her much.
"It's hard because everyone wants to say 'Oh my God, I'm this big star now,'" Black said. "But I don't see it that way. I'm still the same 14-year-old girl that loves to hang out with her friends."