'Selfie Kid' From Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl Halftime Show Talks 'Crazy' Experience (Exclusive)
By Zach Seemayer
Justin Timberlake dominated the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show on Sunday at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a bombastic medley of some of his biggest hits and newest songs -- but there was one lucky fan who really stole the show!
During the performance, the "Filthy" singer took a moment to stop and hold court with 13-year-old Ryan McKenna, who made sure to take out his phone for a selfie the second he realized what was happening.
The moment became one of the viral highlights of the night and immediately earned McKenna the nickname "Selfie Kid" on Twitter, where his once-in-a-lifetime selfie took off like a rocket.
ET's Kevin Frazier chatted with Ryan and his father, John McKenna, after the performance, and the teen opened up about the exciting experience.
"It was really crazy," Ryan shared. "It's awesome. I've gotten so much stuff on social media and stuff. It's crazy. My phone is blowing up."
As for Selfie Kid's dad, he is just happy that his little boy got to enjoy the experience.
"It was fantastic for my son," John marveled.
While the McKennas hail from Hingham, Massachusetts, and were rooting for the New England Patriots, it seems that the teenager's selfie opportunity with the pop superstar might make the pain of their home team's 41-33 loss against the Philadelphia Eagles hurt a little less.
For more on JT's larger-than-life halftime show, check out the video below.