Sources have claimed that Katy Perry’s inclusion of drag queens in her performance on this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live created tension behind the scenes.
The pop singer made a splash when she performed “Swish Swish” with a crew of New York City drag queens and club kids this past Saturday. However, some of the performers have alleged that they were also supposed to join her for “Bon Appétit,” but were cut because rap trio Migos refused to appear with them on stage.
According to World Of Wonder, a whole gang of drag-queens were supposed to participate in the performance. While the queens were supposed to sit around the communal table, presumably to devour Katy Perry, Migos were reportedly not down with their inclusion.
Two queens and a SNL staff member commented on the performance:
I was one of the performers on that table with them the whole time, during the rehearsal for 3 days. On the day of the filming, when I got there, I was told to leave. I wasn’t on the set at the time, but we were asking what happened. They said it was because Migos doesn’t feel comfortable with having drag queens there.
I heard it from the stylist. They changed the queens out in the Bon Appétit number, and they didn’t seem too thrilled during rehearsal either, with us there.
I work at SNL and the rumors are true! Migos held up rehearsal because they ‘weren’t comfortable with the drag queens’ being there. There were initially more drag queens on the set for that song, but after Migos threw a fit, Katy Perry’s team removed some of the queens from the performance.
The World of Wonder site pulled their story last night, and a representative from Capitol Music has called it “completely false and fabricated.” Meanwhile, over on Reddit, a commenter who also claims to be have been there has thoughts on how the queens were still maneuvered to be included in the song.
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