Rebecca Black Talks to Jay Leno and Performs “Friday”

Truth rating: 10

By Michael Lewittes



Rebecca Black continued her TV blitz with an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

The poised 13-year-old YouTube sensation told Leno that being an overnight sensation is “so weird.”

Black then discussed how she recorded “Friday,” and that she was “omigosh yeah” surprised how quickly it took off.

She admitted that cruel comments about her and the song initially hurt. “I cried, you know, but I’m 13… Being a teenager you know, you care about what other people think about you, so I was like all of the world hates me I’m gonna die.” But she says she now doesn’t pay attention to the negativity.

Despite the backlash, Black said she has a fan in Ryan Seacrest, and noted Simon Cowell “wants to meet me.” Other stars who have reached out to her include Nicole Richie, Joel Madden, and Will Smith.

The teen also told Leno she’s giving the big bucks she’s made from the song to those suffering in Japan, as well as to her school.

Check out Black’s chat with Leno – and a performance of “Friday” – below!

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