If you’re a fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race, I’m sure as hell you know Shangela Laquifa Wadley—aka Shangela—the queen of queens. The drag queen who was a runner-up on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3 recently made headlines for a stunning performance she put on at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards.
The awards, which honor people who work in the media spotlight and represent and advocate for people in the LGBTQcommunity, were honoring both Beyoncé and Jay-Z with the Vanguard Award. To celebrate their honor and all they have done to help those in the community, Shangela performed an outstanding medley of Queen B’s favorite songs.
It was flawless.
The performance was incredible that the Queen of the hive gave her a standing ovation—with whistling.
Even during her speech, she said she was so into the performance, she put a “run in her stocking.”
People online were absolutely floored.
Shangela really went from being the first queen to go on Drag Race season 2 to being at the Oscars (after being in one of the most talked about films of the year) and performing in front of Beyoncé. A true winner. https://t.co/XYC0e1skjF— Call Me By My @ (@NotAgainBen) March 29, 2019
This is a gay' s dream come true. To perform a Beyonce dance medley surrounded by other gays in front of BEYONCE!?!? Shangela really living her best life. ❤❤❤ https://t.co/o1GhHIEUXo— NostalgiaKid (@_NostalgiaKid_) March 29, 2019
My dumbass smiling at my phone watching these videos of Shangela doing the Beyoncé tribute...in front of Beyoncé ???? pic.twitter.com/sGM4s92gWB— Mr Hushbaum (@Yoitsgerard) March 29, 2019
Shangela receiving Beyoncé’s approval is more important than winning Drag Race tbh— Jon (@prasejeebus) March 29, 2019
Lip syncing Beyonce IN FRONT OF Beyonce?— Hugh! McIntyre (@PopBangHugh) March 29, 2019
Forget the Drag Race crown, give Shangela the Medal of Honor.
A Star is Born with Gaga, NASA with Ari, performing a Beyoncé medley and getting a standing ovation FROM BEYONCÉ... Shangela really did win didn’t she— Ma Rights Advocate???????????? (@Calvizzles) March 29, 2019
Shangela got Beyonce screaming " YASSSS" while giving her a standing ovation...— AlexX???? (@xalexandarxx) March 29, 2019
I feel so proud right now i can't even put it into words as a fan of drag and a beyhive i couldn't ask for more????pic.twitter.com/0eU2PMYD2r