7 Amazing Drag Performances To Get You Through The Beyonce Drought

Imitation is the Sasha Fiercest form of flattery.

1. This is Beyoncé. She’s pretty great. You’ve probably heard of her.

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2. What you haven’t heard, however, is her fifth album because it’s still not out.

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3. The absence of a Beyoncé album, or even an official single, has made summer 2013 especially difficult for those of us who rely on the glory of Mrs. Carter to get by.

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4. These are drag queens.

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5. Drag queens love Beyoncé. It’s a rule, basically.

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6. And when drag queens love a singer, they copy… umm, pay homage to her the best way they know how: by dressing, looking, and performing like her.

It’s cool though. Because the results are amazing and fabulous and fierce enough to get us through these hard Beyoncé album-less times.

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7. “Run the World (Girls)” as performed by Shangela

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9. “Ego” as performed by DiDa Ritz

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11. “Grown Woman” as performed by Leyllah Diva Black

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13. “I Care” as performed by Tyra Sanchez

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15. “End of Time” as performed by Trinity Bonet

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17. “Deja Vu” as performed by The Lady Shabazz

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19. “Why Don’t You Love Me” as performed by Raven

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21. That was fun, wasn’t it?

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Saeed Jones is the literary editor for BuzzFeed and the author of the poetry collection Prelude to Bruise, and is based in New York.
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