'Friday' Singer Rebecca Black Comes Out
Rebecca Black, best known for her 2011 viral hit “Friday,” revealed that she identifies as part of the LGBTQ community.
“I made a conscious decision to not, like, ‘come out,’” the 22-year-old YouTube star said on the Dating Straight podcast. “People started asking and I stopped not responding. I'm still in the process, it feels like.”
Black said she recently ended a "pretty long" relationship with a woman.
Asked how she self-identifies, Black replied: "Every day is different, it's something that over the past few years I've obviously been having a lot of conversations with myself. To me, the word 'queer' feels really nice.
“I have dated a lot of different types of people, and like I just don't really know what the future holds. And some days, I feel a little more on the ‘gay’ side than others.”
Black released the EP RE / BL in 2017 and has put out more than a dozen singles but has not been able to match the success of “Friday." The video for the song has been viewed nearly 142 million times.
Watch Black on Dating Straight below: