Danielle Bregoli Posts ‘Disgusting’ Response to Blackfishing Accusations
Danielle Bregoli always seems to be making headlines for all of the wrong reasons, and being accused of "blackfishing" is the most recent one. Now, she has broken her silence on the backlash...
Many will know Danielle Bregoli for one thing in particular.
Bregoli rose to fame after a simply amazing appearance on Dr. Phil. The feature was about out-of-control teenagers, and Bregoli certainly lived up to that title.
The appearance birthed her now-infamous catchphrase.
When the audience took issue with her bratty attitude, she threatened to physically fight them all, with this iconic (and eminently meme-able) one-liner.
But since her viral appearance, Bregoli has done something quite surprising.
She’s managed to do what very few can manage – spin her small amount of viral attention into a viable (and lucrative) career.
She's rebranded herself as rapper, Bhad Bhabie.
And she’s surprisingly successful in her new career. Her music has a pretty large fanbase and it has even generated some positive critical reception.
Bhad Bhabie has legions of teen fans.
Turning a moment of internet infamy into something that she clearly enjoys (and is making bank with) is no mean feat. She’s certainly more shrewd than many thought she was.
Her debut single was called "These Heaux."
It was a huge hit for Bregoli, with over 80 million views on YouTube. The success of this single led Bregoli to signing a record deal with Atlantic Records.
2018 was an amazing year for the singer.
With Atlantic Records, Bregoli recorded her first mixtape, titled 15. She was also named by Time Magazine as one of the world’s most influential teens – which can’t really be disputed.
She's used her fame to pursue many different ventures.
Bregoli has a series with the social media giant, Snapchat, which has so far proven to be a huge success – largely thanks to her strangely captivating personality.
Bregoli has also partnered with Copycat Beauty.
The lucrative deal that she signed had people shaking their heads – but, again, Bregoli turned the venture into a huge success, reportedly bringing in hundreds of thousands of sales for the brand.
Though people love to hate her, Bregoli seems to be coming out on top.
Whether by accident or through smart, entrepreneurial spirit, Bregoli has come from nothing and has become a hugely influential personality with a career that many would envy.
Not to mention, she's making a killing.
Bregoli’s multiple business ventures have led her to wealth beyond any teenager’s wildest dreams – and she’s certainly not afraid to flaunt it!
Bregoli's debut mixtape was filled with collaborations with other rap stars.
One of the mixtape’s most popular tracks was with rapper Lil Yachty. “Gucci Flip Flops” is about wealth and symbols of status – something that’s clearly very important to both of them.
But controversy has never been far from Bregoli.
And her latest social media move has the internet feeling annoyed.
She recently posted a whole bunch of videos to her Instagram...
And fans quickly noticed something strange.
Bregoli is basically unrecognizable.
… Mostly because she looks like a completely different race.
It is pretty shocking.
And, obviously, the internet did not hold back.
Here are some of the comments...
Emotions ranged from confused, to amused, to angry.
Some jokes were made...
Wow, they really do grow up so fast!
But it might not actually be so funny...
Blackfishing is actually a pretty problematic issue – and not something Bregoli should want to be associated with.
However, many pointed out the fact that the people who are angry are the ones who encouraged her behavior from the beginning...
Bregoli behaves in the way she does mostly due to social media influences and that is completely undeniable.
Although it doesn't seem that she's too concerned...
In fact, Bregoli just seemed thankful for the attention!
Bregoli then posted this on her story to address the issue...
Does the world have bigger fish to fry right now? Keep scrolling to learn about the severity of “blackfishing”…
This is Danielle Bregoli.
Born in 2003, the youngster has achieved incredible success in a range of different fields.
You may better recognise here like this.
She first came to fame on a 2016 episode of Dr. Phil, about teenagers who were out of control. Her catchphrase quickly caught the attention of the internet and became a viral meme.
Impressively, Bregoli built off this internet fame.
She started a music career, under her rap superstar alias Bhad Bhabie. In September 2017, she was signed to Atlantic Records.
She's almost unrecognisable from her Dr. Phil appearance.
Nowadays, she’s every inch the Instagram celebrity, with over fifteen million followers. Her stock is definitely on the rise.
Also - did you guys know about this?
At the end of 2018, Bregoli was named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential teenagers of the year. Not bad for a girl who’s fifteen minutes of fame could have been over more than two years ago by now.
She's certainly made the most of her short TV appearance.
Bregoli is the youngest female rapper to have made the Billboard Hot 100 with her very first single, These Heaux (pronounced “these hoes”).
We don't hate it!
There was huge industry backlash when Bregoli was signed – many assumed she would be more of a novelty act. But it seems she’s actually taking her career quite seriously.
The past twelve months have been stellar for the teen.
In later 2018, she signed a reality TV show deal with social media giant, Snapchat. The shows are set to come this year, and promise to be outrageous.
She certainly started 2019 with a bang.
Bregoli splashed some of her newfound cash on some porcelain veneers – to the tune of around $40,000! In fact, it’s reported that she’s spent upwards of a million dollars on her appearance since she rose to fame.
Bregoli is also known for her distinctive look.
She goes for a full-glam makeup vibe, with extreme eyelashes and her signature flame-red hair. She also has several edgy tattoos.
Plus, of course, some seriously savage nails.
Bregoli is rarely spotted without her long and dangerous-looking talons. She’s also been known to sport a grill from time to time – although now she’s dropped a dime on her teeth, we suspect she might be showing them off more instead.
So her next business venture almost seems like a natural progression.
Bregoli has signed a makeup endorsement deal, allowing her to take the Bhad Bhabie look to the masses., TMZ have reported.
Bregoli announced the news on her Instagram.
Where else would you expect? Bregoli’s pic showed her in her signature Bhad Bhabie beat, complete with eyelashes and nails for days. Her caption encourages fans to “shop smarter, not harder”.
Her brand partnership is with Copycat Beauty.
The brand also announced the collab on Insta, with a picture of Bregoli sporting their Anastasia Beverly Hills inspired highlighting palette.
Copycat Beauty makes these comparisons their M.O.
Their Instagram feed is filled with cheaper alternatives to some of the most hyped (and most pricey) beauty products out there. For people who love to get a bargain, this could be the brand for you.
The brand plus Bregoli seem like a good match.
Bregoli’s target audience are, after all, teenagers who are likely on a tighter budget – but don’t want to sacrifice any of their glam.
The internet was excited by the collab news.
The beauty industry is huge, and ever growing – particularly thanks to influencer culture. This is a savvy career move by Bregoli, who seems smarter than her initial television appearance may have led us to believe.
Not to mention her initial paycheck.
TMZ reports that the initial payment to Bregoli is a whopping $900,000 – plus, she’ll make commission on any sales she brings in over the six month contract.
News of Bregoli's contract have garnered comparison with other youthful makeup mogul.
If the initial collaboration is a success, it’s likely Bregoli will follow in Kylie Jenner’s footsteps in creating her own line of cosmetics. Bhad Bhabie Bronzer, anyone?
News of the collaboration has had a ... mixed reception.
One comment on the TMZ Facebook post reads, “This is sad I have 2 master degrees and a bachelor degree about to have my doctorate degree next year and I can’t even get a decent job ??♀️ yes America is really great again #??”
Some worried about the message this was sending America's youth.
A commenter wrote, “For 18 years I’ve pounded manners and good morals into my children and for what? Bad manners, no morals, and an extremely bad attitude has gotten this girl everything.” Another agreed: “I tell my daughter all the time. That attitude won’t get you anywhere. You won’t be anything without an education. And America makes me look stupid with ish like this. Smh”
Although some took a more skeptical view.
One comment simply read, “I can’t believe how many ppl believe everything they see on t.v. that whole Dr. Phil thing was an act to get where she’s at.” We’re inclined to agree, at least to a certain extent. It seems Bregoli is a smarter businesswoman than any of us initially gave her credit for.
Her music career is certainly taking off.
Bregoli is set to make upwards of $1 million off the back of her 25-city tour.
Even the nay-sayers have to admit she's made a success of herself.
Her hit single “Hi Bitch” is certified gold, meaning it sold more than 500,000 copies. The music video for the single has over 84 million views, too.
Her latest single. "Babyface Savage," is set to be another hit.
People can’t quite believe that such a banger came from a girl who came to our attention on Dr. Phil.
People also pointed out how Bregoli has changed since coming to fame.
One Facebook commenter said, “She grew up though, she paid her moms house off and all. Maybe she needed an outlet for all that anger n hurt and found that when ste started rapping. I say congratulations on growth.” Maybe Bregoli isn’t as “bhad” as she wants us to believe.
Either way, she's making that money.
And if the Copycat Beauty line is actually any good (we’re eagerly awaiting reviews), maybe we can make some savings on our makeup products, too.
We're intrigued to see where this collaboration goes.
The world is currently Bregoli’s oyster, and we’re hoping she does bring out her own makeup line. Hearing the names of the products alone would be worth it.
And it looks like Twitter agrees.
We can’t be mad at a young girl who’s built a multi-million dollar empire off of one unfortunate TV moment. Sure, she’s problematic – but she’s also a teenage girl, let’s not forget.
And it looks like Bregoli only has one thing to say to her haters.
Although we do hope her days of “cashing” people outside are behind her. Looks like Bregoli is set for a Bhad and beautiful 2019!