The girl is named Danielle Bregoli. Presented with this fleeting opportunity, Danielle grabbed and clung to fame with both hands, both feet, and her teeth. Reborn as rapper "Bhad Bhabie," she's amassed nearly 15 million followers on Instagram and scored a record deal. The video for this single has ... let me just check here ... 72 million views:
Judging from the response, many see her as the literal harbinger of civilization's decline. Uproxx described her new career is "A Cynical Cash Grab Rooted In Cultural Appropriation." And alright, do I think she's highly overrated and ridiculous? Yes. Do I begrudge her this moment in the sun? Not at all.
Instead of going into detail about the state of Bregoli's life at 13, I'll just say the Dr. Phil segment was called "I Want To Give Up My Car-Stealing, Knife-Wielding, Twerking 13-Year-Old Daughter Who Tried To Frame Me For A Crime." Bregoli supposedly stole a crew member's car while filming. If you say that exploiting the attention for a quick shot at fame and money is crass, I say that she's doing exactly what the rest of us are doing. She's just better at it.