Show Us on the Doll Where This Man Hurt You
If you want to internet punch the guy behind the “Friday” fiasco, here he is. Commit this face to memory and start prowling the web streets. Patrice Wilson. I only say it like that because really, we shouldn’t go around punching people, my 3 year old knows that. I know we’ve joined the hatred bandwagon for the song that seems to be what everyone is talking about, regardless of their affiliation with it. If you want to read a good interview with the guy behind ARK that produced the song/video. Check it out here.
“I believe that in 10 years from now people will look at that song ‘Friday’ as a historical song because it competed on the charts and it was from an independent production company,” Wilson told us in a phone interview.
Since “Friday” broke, Wilson has kept a low profile, his major media appearance being an interview posted to Ark’s YouTube account that is the opposite of hard-hitting. Ark has been dogged by accusations that it’s a scam to profit off of kids’ sad dreams of fame. The parents of aspiring pop starlets (they’re almost all young girls) typically pay Ark $2,000-$4,000 for a package that includes a song, a video, and a session with an “image consultant.” (Black’s parents paid $4,000 for “Friday”.)