Ariana Grande dropped in at the Heat nightclub, much to the surprise of the performing drag queen.
Pop superstar Ariana Grande surprised and delighted her San Antonio fans when she dropped in at the Heat nightclub. Her surprise appearance prompted the performing drag queen, Miss Toni Andrews to slightly amend her act to include some Grande hits.
Speaking after the event, Miss Toni Andrews told Kens5 News: “I was like, ‘Oh my God! Oh my God!’ I just said, ‘Bitch, get into it, get into it. Bring out your inner JLo, Madonna, Ariana, Rihanna—everything.
“So the music starts, [and] it is a mash-up I could hear her little voice, ‘Yas, queen!’ I could hear it. I could hear it. For her to go out there and support the LGBTQ community is so comforting, knowing that she is going to sit there and support what we do on-stage.”
Andrews wasn’t the only queen performing as she performed alongside Niyala Milan Matthews, who later revealed that she wasn’t meant to perform that night.
Writing on Instagram, she said: “tonight was my off night from performing, i had planned to meet friends at a local bar on the north side but one text from a friend changed my entire night.
“i’ve never made a u-turn so quickly lol. i love to perform.. ever since i was little dancing & singing around has always made me feel the most happy. however, ive never felt more anxious performing til tonight. i walked into the club & saw 2 little space buns poking from the crowd, i knew it was her!
“i ran backstage and started putting my ponytail on.. i had to perform for her! i couldn’t even accept her tip or look her in the eye i was so nervous lol. but! she shared the memory i will truly cherish for a life time! I GOT TO PERFORM FOR MY ICON.”
After the performances, Grande tipped both performers $100.
Earlier this year, the singer had to defend herself after she was accused of “exploiting” the LGBTQ community, due to her headlining of Manchester Pride Live.
“The LGBTQ community has been so special to me and supportive throughout my entire career. The relationships I have with my LGBTQ fans, friends, and family make me so so happy,” she wrote.
“I want to celebrate and support this community, regardless of my identity or how people label me. And also I wanna visit a city that means to much to me.”