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Bhad Bhabie Reflected On All The Hate She Got After Going On “Dr. Phil” At 13 And Said She Had No Idea What She Was “Walking Into”

“I was young. It's creepy but at the same time... 18 is 18.”

You know Bhad Bhabie.

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The 20-year-old, whose real name is Danielle Bregoli, gained widespread notoriety back in 2016 after making a now-infamous appearance on Dr. Phil, when she was just 13.

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Danielle was brought onto the show by her mom, Barbara Ann Bregoli, who had concerns about her "out of control" behavior. The episode was titled, “I Want to Give Up My Car-Stealing, Knife-Wielding, Twerking 13-Year-Old Daughter Who Tried to Frame Me for a Crime.”

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Immediately after her appearance on Dr. Phil, Danielle was sent away to a camp for troubled teens in Utah called Turn-About Ranch, where she claims she was abused.

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And it turns out that because she was sent away to the camp so soon after going on Dr. Phil, Danielle had no idea just how viral her episode had gone across the internet — namely thanks to her infamous “cash me outside” catchphrase.

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Recalling the moment she learned of her newfound infamy during a recent appearance on Emily Ratajkowski’s podcast High Low With EmRata, Danielle said, “Imagine you get home from being in this fucking fucked up place for fucking six months and then you open your phone and go on Facebook and all you see is yourself, and you’re 13.”

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I didn’t kill nobody. I didn’t touch nobody kid. I didn’t kill no puppy. Why am I here?” she recalled thinking. “Even the worst of the worst don't get treated like that.”

And speaking about her appearance on Dr. Phil prior to camp, Danielle admitted she had no idea what she was “walking into.”

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“It’s just so crazy to me, because I didn't know what I was walking into… I was 13,” she said, seemingly referring to the widespread criticism she received.

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Then, when Emily asked why she’d been taken onto a show as public as Dr. Phil to resolve her behavioral issues, Danielle claimed that her mom had spent almost two decades reaching out to the talk show host.

“I actually found out on my 19th birthday that my mom had been emailing Dr. Phil since I was 2 years old,” Bregoli claimed.

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“My mom is a very narcissistic person and, you know narcissists, they like a crowd — figuratively and literally, they like a crowd,” she said. “Because they feel like, ‘Well I can't convince the people who really know me, so I can convince others of whatever narrative I want to play.’”

Danielle ended up using her fame to launch a music career, having collaborated with the likes of Kodak Black, Lil Yatchy, and City Girls.

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Then, days after turning 18 in April 2021, Danielle launched an OnlyFans account, which she claimed racked up over a million dollars on her first night on the platform. She later claimed to have made $52 million within the first year.

Back in January, Danielle admitted that she found her immediate OnlyFans fame to be quite disturbing given that she’d only just turned 18 when she started posting content.

In fact, she revealed that she often receives explicit penis photos from some of her subscribers, before saying of her demographic, “I feel like they’re 20 to 40 years old, probably like a white man who’s married with like six kids — definitely has a daughter my age.”

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And speaking about her OnlyFans now, Danielle doubled down on her recent comments as she described her popularity on the site as “creepy.”

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“I was young. It's creepy but at the same time...18 is 18,” she told Emily, noting that she thinks her instant success on the site was down to her fame. “Do I think it's a billion percent OK? No. But at the same time, it's like, if they ain't going to find it here, they’ll find it somewhere.”

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You can listen to Danielle’s full appearance High Low with EmRata here.