Peppermint, the first openly trans contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race, dropped a single with rapper Cazwell on Friday and it’s glorious.
The video starts with news reports about the murders of trans women and debates on their humanity spliced with video of Pep walking in the sun. She walks into the church, sits, and then the beat drops.
“Yes, it’s a wig/ And yes, my feet’s big/ But I don’t think I should change,” Peppermint sings in a lavish blue wig. She moves to the groovy beat and looks carefree.
Peppermint and Cazwell drop their joint EP, Blend— named after the title track— on March 9.
“We wanted all of the songs to be very trans-positive and tell a story of what it is like being a trans woman in 2018,” Cazwell said in an interview with Billboard. "Blend” in particular "was written from the state of mind of making a positive trans anthem. When you are a woman and especially a trans woman you are under a lot of pressure to blend in society so that no one calls you out for being trans. I wanted to write a song that proved the importance of not needing to blend into society to be happy with yourself.”
Listen/ watch below: