Rebecca Black is extending her 15 minutes of fame.
The 14-year-old, whose cringe-worthy “Friday” video became a runaway viral sensation, has released a follow-up on her YouTube channel. “My Moment” is a self-conscious reflection on Black’s improbable rise to household-name status.
“Friday” unleashed a torrent of ridicule and then a backlash against the haters on its way to 167 million views and eventually a copyright dispute that split Black and her producers at Ark Music Factory.
The eighth-grader parlayed her instant celebrity into a cameo in a Katy Perry video. And none other than Lady Gaga proclaimed Black a “genius.”
For all that, Rebecca Black is the most popular topic on Twitter so far in 2011, surpassing Gaga, Justin Bieber, and even Charlie Sheen.