The 'cash me ousside' girl has debuted her first music video
If you don't already know the name Danielle Bregoli, you may know her better by what she is commonly referred to: the 'cash me ousside' girl. Bregoli was 13 when she appeared on an episode of Dr. Phil in September 2016, in an episode that dealt with parents and their unruly teens.
Her mum said she was pulling her hair out over her child, who would run away from home and steal her credit cards. As is often the case with shows like this, Danielle eventually became frustrated with the audience members that were laughing and jeering at her, calling them "whores" and asking them "Catch me outside, how about that?" Because of her accent, the meme became "Cash me ousside, how bow dah?", and an internet sensation was born.
These words became a catchphrase, but her viral fame didn't end there. Asked about the catchphrase by TMZ, she said: "It's just something that happened! I can't control what y'all people decide to do with me". Her fame has only grown, and it's something she began to capitalise on. She was reportedly charging £32,000 ($41444) for a public appearance at Rolling Loud Music Festival in May.
Now 14, she is doing product placements on Instagram to her 11 million followers, for products like Fit Tea and Postmates. According to the website Celebrity Net Worth, these could be worth as much as $40,000 per post. But the teenager has higher aims even than this, with ambitions to launch a career in music.
She dropped her first track (which many are hoping is the last), a song called 'These Heaux', last week, and now she has a music video to go with it. Under the alias of Bhad Bhabie, she used the three-minute song to hit back at all the haters (or "heaux") that she has encountered since her first appearance on the Dr. Phil Show.
She posted the video along with the comment: "STREAM THIS SHIT NOW & BLAST IT OUT UR CAR 🖤🖤🖤🖤 u bhad bitches!!!! u ready for some more music????" And it seems that a lot of people are, even if she does have her detractors.
The video has an incredible five million views in just a few days of being on YouTube, and with 230k likes and 100k dislikes, it seems we're all split on whether this is any good or not.
One commenter said: "If y'all go on TV one day just say 6 stupid words so you can be famous cuz that's how she basically got famous", while another said: "I low-key love this and would blast it in my car". Far more harshly, one person commented: "Does anyone know when the English version is coming out?". Ouch.
Regardless of whether this song is terrible or amazing, it's definitely a strange series of events. Somehow, in the process of turning 14, this teenager has gone from Dr. Phil to a YouTube sensation. It's a weird world that we live in.