- Lizzo introduced drag queens onstage throughout a Friday efficiency in Knoxville, Tennessee.
- Her choice seems to answer the state’s laws round drag performances.
- In March, Tennessee’s governor signed a invoice into legislation prohibiting drag performances in public areas.
Lizzo began the second leg of The Particular Tour in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Friday and celebrated by bringing a gaggle of drag performers onstage.
Within the video shared on her Instagram web page, Lizzo leads the drag performers to the entrance of the stage. Lizzo sports activities a glittery emerald inexperienced costume and takes a bow whereas the drag queens dance round her. The video ends along with her encouraging the viewers to “help your drag entertainers.”
“THANK YOU TO THESE BEAUTIFUL DRAG QUEENS FOR SHOWING THEIR PRIDE IN TENNESSEE,” the singer captioned the submit.
A few of the drag queens who appeared onstage have been former “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestants: Aquaria, Asia O’Hara, Kandy Muse, and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo.
Lizzo’s choice to characteristic drag performers comes after the passing of controversial laws involving drag performances.
In March, Tennessee Gov. Invoice Lee signed Tennessee Home Invoice 0009, which prohibits “grownup cabaret efficiency on public property or in a location the place the grownup cabaret efficiency may very well be considered by an individual who shouldn’t be an grownup.”
Lizzo addressed the invoice through the live performance in a video on her Instagram.
“However why would I not come to the individuals who want to listen to this message probably the most?” Lizzo requested the cheering crowd.
“What individuals are doing in Tennessee is giving hope, so thanks a lot for standing up in your rights, defending one another, and holding the individuals accountable who must be defending us,” she stated later within the video.
On Saturday, Lizzo posted a carousel of images that includes her particular visitors backstage on the present.
Lizzo, carrying an embellished, yellowish-green ensemble, is pictured in entrance because the performers pose in varied colourful costumes.
“I WANNA TAKE THE TIME AND THANK EACH & EVERY ONE OF THESE INCREDIBLE ENTERTAINERS,” her caption learn.