Grammy-winning pop star Lizzo made a surprise appearance and gave an impromptu performance at Heart WeHo, during A Night of a Thousand Lizzos on Wednesday Night, hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14 alumni, Kornbread.
Drag queens, Jaida Essence Hall, Daya Betty, Heidi N Closet, and June Jambalaya joined Calypso Jeté, Barbie’s Addiction, and Tamara Simone for a night of Lizzo-inspired performances. However the crowd exploded when the real Lizzo stood on stage as the new “local girl” named Amazonia Prime.
She let the crowd take it all in before she tore off her yellow skirt to reveal legs and a latex body suit. She worked the Heart WeHo catwalk and even did a drag queen death drop towards the end. She lip synced “About Damn Time”, and then performed “Cuz I Love You” live, followed by the the debut of her new Song “Everybody’s Gay.”
“Happy Pride ya’ll,” she told the crowd. “When you do a ‘Night of 1,000 divas,’ you don’t understand what it means to be that diva. I’ve been a diva since I came out the f—ing womb, bitch.”
“I feel like I’m family, so we can all understand,” she added on a more serious note. “I’ve been feeling so down, so depressed, and so stressed lately. I feel so much hate from the world sometimes. But, to come into this place and feel love from the LGBTQIA+ community — by the way, since day motherf—ing one, we’ve been walking together. It means so, so much to me.”
Kornbread gave Lizzo props for representing and for doing whatever “the f*ck she wants.” Both entertainers were on an episode of Rupaul’s Drag Race together where Kornbread was a contestant and Lizzo was a judge. The two made a connection during a break from the runway when the singer-songwriter’s gave Kornbread some words of encouragement which caused the contestant to breakdown in tears.
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