TMZ spoke with a rep for Black who tells us, “We can confirm that we submitted a Take Down Notice to YouTube as a result of the dispute we have with Ark Music regarding the ‘Friday’ video.”
As we previously reported, Black’s people have threatened legal action against Ark — claiming the company is wrongfully exploiting her image and her song because Ark does not own the rights to either.
Earlier this week, Ark — which ran the YouTube account that hosted the video — set up “Friday” as a $2.99 YouTube video rental. Clearly, the move pissed off Black’s camp … a camp that was simply looking forward to the weekend.
After more than 167 million views, and over 3.1 million “dislikes” (87% of total ratings).