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.


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

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.

4. These are drag queens.


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

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.

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


9. “Ego” as performed by DiDa Ritz


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


13. “I Care” as performed by Tyra Sanchez


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


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


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


21. That was fun, wasn’t it?

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