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Pabllo Vittar, the Brazilian drag sensation and former GAY TIMES cover star, has joined forces with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea for a new single called The Girls, a fierce, female empowerment dance-pop anthem.
“It’s the girls against the world these days,” the drag superstar sings. “But all the girls, all the girls, all the girls gonna be okay.”
It’s not the first time Iggy has collaborated with a drag performer. Her video for Sally Walker featured legendary RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Vanessa Vanjie Matteo, Shea Coulee Mayhem Miller, while her clip for Started saw an appearance from Trixie Mattel.
The Girls is the latest track taken from Iggy’s brand new EP, Wicked Lips, which includes new songs Not Important, Personal Problem and Lola (with Alice Chater), the latter of which is the rapper’s most pop-leaning single since Fancy.
Listen to The Girls with Pabllo Vittar below.
Earlier this month, Pabllo was awarded the GAY TIMES Honour for Drag Hero, which was presented to her by Nicole Scherzinger.
In a country that has an openly homophobic president and the highest-recorded murder rate of LGBTQ people in the world, Pabllo stands as a beacon of hope for Brazil’s queer community.
Through hard work and determination, she’s garnered the largest social media following of any drag queen in the world, received over one billion views on YouTube, and became the first drag artist to win an MTV Award at the 2019 EMAs.
Perhaps most importantly, Pabllo is concrete proof of the mainstream potential for drag queens, having bridged the gap between drag – which has historically been an underground art form – and mainstream music.
She also performed an electric set to over 1,000 people at Magazine London with the help of her two backing dancers, featuring high-energy dancing and incredible vocals. If anyone didn’t stan Pabllo before, they will now.
The Brazilian singer performed Charli XCX collaboration Flash Pose, Nêga, Então Vai, Problema Seu, Parabéns, and Amor de Que, as well as a cover of Beyonce’s Baby Boy and a dance routine to BLACKPINK’s Kill This Love.
Watch Pabllo’s performance and pictures from the night here.