Shangela put her history of intensive dance performances and love for Beyoncé to work on the GLAAD stage. The drag superstar was flanked by four crop top-wearing male dancers as she powered through a mixture of Destiny’s Child and solo Beyoncé hits, including “Bootylicious,” “Partition,” “Single Ladies” and “Flawless.” In the crowd, Beyoncé was caught cheering throughout the medley and giving a standing ovation. She claimed during her acceptance speech that she had gotten a run in her stockings from cheering on Shangela.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z also paid tribute to their LGBTQ family members during their joint acceptance speech. Jay-Z paid tribute to his mom Gloria Carter, a lesbian whose story he tells on his song “Smile.” Beyoncé remembered her Uncle Johnny, a gay man who died from complications caused by HIV.
Shangela most recently appeared on Season Three of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars where she made the Top Four. She also had a supporting role in A Star Is Born as the manager of the drag bar where Lady Gaga’s character Ally performs.