Viral video star with Kardashian connection is not your typical teen sensation

 

It's not every day that you're asked to sing "Hold On, We're Going Home" in front of Drake himself. Adding to the pressure cooker? When the request comes from Kanye West while seated at the Kardashians' dinner table.

"We were in the middle of eating, and it was really, really nerve-racking," says the 17-year-old, who counts Kylie Jenner as a close friend and Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Celine Dion as influences. "I was so nervous I changed the melody of the song, but Drake ended up liking it."

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