Drag Race royalty Miss Vanjie, Naomi Smalls and Mayhem Miller joined Chloe x Halle for a sickening ‘melanated Spice Girls’ tribute
Chloe x Halle were joined at the GLAAD Awards 2020 by Drag Race royalty Vanessa ‘Vanjie’ Mateo, Naomi Smalls and Mayhem Millar for an homage to the Spice Girls.
The GLAAD Awards travelled back two decades to channel the 1997 Brits, as Chloe x Halle and the trio of queens dressed as “the melanated Spice Girls”.
Drag Race legends Miss Vanjie, Naomi Smalls and Mayhem Miller served Sporty, Ginger and Baby realness respectively, while the sister duo dressed as Scary and Posh to perform their hit “Do It”.
“We are SO proud to stand alongside our #LGBTQIA+ family at the #GLAADawards this year,” Chloe x Halle wrote on their Instagram, sharing a clip of the performance.
Fans were, naturally, left gagging.
“IF YALL WANTED MY SCALP ALL YALL HAD TO DO WAS ASK NICELY,” wrote one.
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“Y’all can’t keep f**king slayinggg like this omg,” added another.
“Oh my godddddddddd yes,” added super-fan and pop icon Rina Sawayama.
As well as Chloe x Halle and the Drag Race queens’ performance, one of the big highlights of the night was an appearance from Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union – who thanked their daughter Zaya for “leading us in our journey” as LGBT+ allies.
The couple were on hand to present the award for Outstanding Drama Series to Pose, just days after the show’s Black and Latinx trans cast were snubbed by the Emmys.
Other big winners were Lil Nas X, who won Outstanding Musical Artist, and Schitt’s Creek, which won Outstanding Comedy.
Other GLAAD Awards performers included Ben Platt, who dedicated his performance to those still “in the closet”, and Shea Diamond, who told trans youth watching at home: “Don’t let anyone, especially our government, fool you into thinking that you are anything less than perfect and meant to be.”
Shea was introduced by Demi Lovato, who also came out swinging for trans youth and queer people of colour.