rblack gaga Lady Gaga's verdict: Rebecca Black is a geniusWe now know the proper way to react to Rebecca Black’s surprise viral video (and now iTunes) hit “Friday.”

Lady Gaga, arguably one of the coolest people currently walking the planet wearing prosthetic shoulder blades, thinks Black is “fantastic.”

“I say Rebecca Black is a genius and anyone that’s telling her she’s cheesy is full of s**t,” Gaga told an audience at a recent “Google Goes Gaga” Q&A session. A warning if you’re at work: Gaga does indeed say the s-word in the clip below, so use those headphones.

And she’s not alone. No less an authority than Simon Cowell (you might remember him as the “American Idol” judge who actually doled out constructive, though blunt, criticism) agrees.

“I’ve never seen anything cause so much controversy,” said Cowell in a recent interview. “I think it’s genius. The fact that everyone’s getting upset about it is hysterical.” 

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson