Let’s take a second to appreciate 52-year-old Washington D.C. drag queen Shi-Queeta Lee performing Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary” at the White House Office of Public Engagement’s Transgender Community Briefing this last Thursday because you know fierce drag like will never happen under Trump’s presidency — his anti-gay Veep would have a heart attack. Then again, they might invite Rudy Guliani in drag again; Trump’s into that.
Lee is said to be the first ever drag queen ever to perform at the White House and she absolutely slayed (even despite some audio glitches early on) — YASSSSSSSS KWEEN! TURN! SERVE! SLAY! SNATCH!
Not only is Lee the hostess of Drag Brunch and Drag Bingo at Nellie’s Sports Bar in D.C., she’s also a regular performer at Town Danceboutique, the largest gay dance club in D.C., impersonates Mary J. Blige and Rihanna at the Salute to the Divas show, and has even appeared on The Wire season 3 and ABC’s Ugly Betty. WERQUE!
It’s also important to point out that while all drag queens don’t identify as trans, some transgender women do occasionally perform drag. We’re unclear how Lee identifies, but she still rocks those near-splits either way.