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Rebecca Black's "Friday" Now a $2.99 Rental on Youtube

Do You Rent Music Videos Online?

MTV doesn't play as many videos as they used to, but you can still head to places like iTunes and YouTube to see your favorite star's latest releases. Katy Perry just released her video for "Last Friday Night" with a big cameos from famous stars, including an appearance by none other than YouTube sensation Rebecca Black. As you may recall, Rebecca Black became famous (and famously spoofed) for her song "Friday," which some have called the worst video ever made. If you haven't seen it, you can still check out "Friday" online as a YouTube rental, but you're going to have to pay. That's right — to watch "Friday" in its entirety, you now have to shell out $2.99. No more rocking out in shame for free.

Although I still like watching some music videos (Lady Gaga has had a string of highly-entertaining episodes), I've never paid to watch them online, and don't think I ever would. But what about you — do you rent music videos online?

Update: Looks like Rebecca Black's "Friday" video has been pulled due to a copyright dispute. A YouTube Spokesperson stated: "YouTube takes copyright infringement very seriously. When we receive a complaint alleging that a video infringes another person or company's copyrights, we remove that video. Users who believe that a video was removed in error can appeal the copyright takedown."

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stone_soup stone_soup 5 years
I think it's such a rip-off. Gone are the days when MTV was the only source for music videos. YouTube is choc-ful with all the music videos you could want. You just need an Internet connection and a laptop/smartphone. But I think Friday is possibly a music video for the ages. We will look back on this and laugh our heads off in years to come.
Becky-Kirsch Becky-Kirsch 5 years
For 3 dollars you can rent a whole movie in YouTube! Much more bang for your buck...
awesomepants awesomepants 5 years
Ok, don't ask me why I did this, but I just watched Friday on Youtube for free. I guess some people were really broken up about this and decided to complain.
awesomepants awesomepants 5 years
LOOOOOOOOL @ the picture of Rebecca Black. That girl and her friends made my year. On topic: Hellllll no, I wouldn't rent a video. I hate music videos. I'm not going to lie, if I was in a really bad place in my life and I needed a really good laugh I would probably rent "Friday". But...I would regret it soon after.
thecolor thecolor 5 years
Not to mention, why would I rent BAD music.
amber512 amber512 5 years
People would actually pay for this??
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