In honor of Pabllo Vittar's newest album, Não Para Não, released just last week, OUT caught up with the Brazilian LGBTQ icon to discuss her musical inspirtations and of course, drag.
How did you get into music? | Como você começou com a música?
Well, I listened to all kinds of music [growing up] from my mother, from Madonna to Banda Batidão (a popular band in northern Brazil). Later in life, she took me to church, where I fell in love singing in a choir. After that I couldn’t stop, so I started to go on regional contests, TV shows, [and] LGBT parades so I could sing.
What inspires your music? | Quais são suas inspirações musicais?
I get inspired by almost everything with my lyrics. Anything from my usual daily stuff [to] of course, my life and my feelings. If we talk about rhythms, I love everything that's regional that shows us how people from a certain place like different kinds of mixtures and sounds.
How did your drag identity start? | Como/quando começou a identidade drag?
I think I was 16 years-old when I did drag for the first time, and it was all because of RuPaul’s Drag Race. I wanted to be like them, so I started to look for YouTube tutorials of how to do drag queen makeup and started trying it!
Do you plan to tour? | Tem planos para turnê?
Yes, I will start a Brazilian tour in November that would probably take the rest of 2018 and all of 2019. Not planning anything outside Brazil right now, but also am not closed to the possibility! I already performed in Portugal and Argentina and I would love to perform around the world.