For the first challenge in RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars season 5, our queens will make a lip sync video with the popstar Lizzo. Wait — this is not All Stars 5? It’s just a campy music video made by World of Wonder, which produces Drag Race? Got it.
Fresh off an appearance at Coachella, twerking alongside Janelle Monae, Lizzo has debuted a second music video of her hit “Juice.” (The first premiered about three months ago, seemingly a commentary on commercial viability.) But she didn’t come alone: she brought with her copious amounts of grapefruit and vodka (presumably to make the juice in question) as well as a truckload of Ru girls. Let’s take a gander now.
There is A’keria Davenport, and Asia O’Hara, and Detox, and Mariah Balenciaga. Morgan McMichaels, Sonique, Soju, Mayhem Miller. Silky Nutmeg Ganache, the fame how it stings, these are few of my favorite queens! *to the tune of “My Favorite Things”*
All nine queens appear in the video lip synching for their life in front of color blocked backdrops. Talk about getting their jush! The video follows others like Iggy Azalea’s “Sally Walker” which included Shea Coulee, Mayhem Miller, and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo and also reports of a Madonna video that could include Monet X Change, amongst other queens. Even Mariah Carey is getting in on the fun, bringing Bianca, drag persona of Julio Marcelino, on to stage for performances during her Caution tour, while Shangela got a seconds-long feature on Ariana Grande’s “NASA.”
“Juice” comes from Lizzo’s debut album Cuz I Love You, out Friday.