Drag Queens Take Over NDSU Stage

From big hair to loud outfits, drag queens performed loud and proud with songs from the early 2000s to songs released this month.

On Feb. 19, the North Dakota State Spotlight Committee put on the annual Drag Show.

The performers, ShaeShae LaReese, Bradonna Dupri LaReese, Anita Rivera and Prada Diamond are from the Gay90s, a nightclub located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  

The crowd of college students took a while to warm up to the idea, but once LaReese ripped off her wig at the end of the first number it was go time.

The highlight of the night was while Dupri LaReese went from performing “Thank U, Next” to “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored,” she received seven tips from students. She also met what she calls her “college husband” when he gave her a dollar bill in his mouth. She then proceeded to deep-throat it almost up to his mouth.

Rivera, also known as hot “thought,” performed “Barbie Girl” by Aqua. Everyone leapt out of their chairs when she jumped off the stage into a split. She followed up the performance later with “Me Too” by Meghan Trainor and received five tips, most likely due to her high kicks, loud back drops and enthusiastic motions.

Diamond, former Miss Gay90s, appeared for the first time at NDSU. She showed off her homemade giant Victoria’s Secret angel wings look-a-like. Her giant earrings, large headpiece and vibrant costumes were hard to miss, even without a spotlight. She followed up her loud costume with a more well-known Cardi B black and white outfit.

The crowd was left gasping as Dupri LaReese fell off the stage twice, but she did not let that stop her from dancing on students’ laps. Her Jennifer Lopez “Jenny from The Block” performance received five tips, as she danced in a revealing outfit to this throwback hit.

Students left the show laughing and talking about the different performers. Toward the end, Dupri LaReese followed up with a student she spotlighted in the beginning of the show. The student had stated they were told to come to the show because of a friend, and he said he was not disappointed.

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