Danielle Bregoli was only 13 when a momentous appearance on the "Dr. Phil Show" skyrocketed her to infamy. During a show spotlighting trouble adolescents, Danielle threatened to fight the whole studio audience, yelling “cash me outside, how bout dah?”
Her mother translated the phrase, explaining that her accent was from the streets, and the phrase meant, “she’ll go outside and do what she has to do.”
The clip went viral and the catchphrase caught on, inspiring memes and being quoted by celebs.
Since uttering those famous words, Danielle has cashed in on the pop culture moment, reportedly earning five figures for fan meet-and-greets and dropping her first single under the rap name Bhad Bhabie. The music video for “These Heaux”, portrays the 14-year-old mouthing obscenities about “bitches” and “hoes” and pokes fun at Kylie Jenner with a shot of a lookalike receiving lip and buttocks injections.
The disgraced teen was also recently sentenced to five years probation for two counts of grand theft, filing a false police report, and marijuana possession. Earlier this year, Danielle and her mother were forcibly removed from a Spirit Airlines flight at LAX after the two became violent with another passenger.
So what do the youngster’s father have to say about all of this?
Danielle’s father, Ira Peskowitz, has spoken out against the hip-hop video, calling it “child exploitation” and “disgusting.” The concerned father reminded reporters from “The Sun” that “she’s 14… it’s exploitation at it’s best.” He offered a public apology to Kylie Jenner for the video, telling The Sun, “I am sorry for my daughter’s behavior but I had no role in bringing her up to understand what’s right and wrong.”
Danielle’s mother, Barbara Ann, has had full custody since Danielle was 18 months old.
Peskowitz, a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy, is currently locked in a legal battle over custody of the teen. According to Peskowitz, the experience has been traumatic. “Danielle is trashing me on the internet and her mother has been attacking my wife and me at our jobs,” Ira said to reporters.
Despite the challenges, the cop says he will never give up on his daughter, who he maintains is being exploited by management trying to make money off her social media posts. Peskowitz told reporters from the Post, “If and when I get control of Danielle, this stuff is going to stop immediately. My child or any child is not going to be able to produce themselves to the disgusting scum of the world, to watch a 14-year-old child out there while other people are making money and other people are exploiting her for their own personal means and satisfaction."
Photo credit: Danielle Bregoli