Among Katy Perry's nine VMA nominations is one for Best Pop Video for her colorful, over-the-top "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)" clip.
"That's really cool," Black told MTV News. "Katy, I've always been really inspired by all of her story. I've always loved her story and just to finally be part of one of my big inspiration's, like, [my] idol's big video, and now it's nominated for a VMA? I couldn't be happier," she gushed. "But I couldn't be happier for her. She dominated the VMA nominations, so it's really cool."
In the video, Black gives Perry's Kathy Beth Terry a makeover, elevating her to party-queen status. And on the video set, Perry gave Black a little music industry advice. "She really just gave me a lot of support, really reassured me," she recalled. "She was very reassuring and kept telling me keep doing what you're doing, don't listen to the haters. I mean, a lot of people have told me that, but coming from one of my idols that really gave me an impact, that really gave me that reassurance that I really needed.
"She's got this presence about her that is so comforting because she's so, she's not intimidating. She's just like a big sister," she added. "She's so gorgeous, but she's not that popular girl in school that no one can talk to because she thinks she's better than everyone. She's humble, she's down to earth."