‘Drag Race’ Star Aquaria Transformed Into Evanescence’s Amy Lee Before Interviewing Her

When RuPaul's Drag Race season 10 winner Aquaria got asked to interview Evanescence's Amy Lee, the queen decided that she would do more than just that — she would also become Amy Lee.

‘Drag Race’ Star Aquaria Transformed Into Evanescence’s Amy Lee Before Interviewing Her

When RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10 winner Aquaria got asked to interview Evanescence’s Amy Lee, the queen decided that she would do more than just that — she would also become Amy Lee.

In a new interview with Paper, Aquaria transformed herself into a drag version of Lee, imitating her signature hair, makeup and outfits before sitting down with the frontwoman to discuss the band’s newest song and what she thought of Aquaria’s drag interpretation of her iconic look.

“It’s really amazing to watch the transformation,” Lee said of Aquaria’s drag. “It’s like another thing takes over, like you’re inside a character, and it reminds me of the way that I feel when I’m on stage and the music just becomes personified in me. It’s me when I’m on stage, for sure, but it’s also kind of like I’m outside myself, like there’s something else flowing through me.”

For her part, Aquaria told Lee how she felt inspired by her sheer musical talent, and even compared it to drag as a form of self-exposure. “In the same way that I think a lot of queer people turn to drag to bloom and blossom, I think it’s so special that you have such an immense talent for music and composition, and that you get to channel it in a way that makes so many people happy,” Aquaria told Lee. “And I think it’s awesome that you’ve continued to not just give the fans what they want, but be yourself, which is what the fans really deserve from you.”

Lee also spoke with the Drag Race star about queer fans of Evanescence, thanking them for their constant support throughout her career. “To those fans: We’ve always known that you were there,” she said. “You’re one of us because I’m all about not fitting into the mold and about being who you really are despite what anybody thinks about you.”

The pair chatted with one another about making music and doing drag in a pandemic, the prospect of the world opening back up, Evanescence’s latest album The Bitter Truth, and much more. Check out the full interview here.

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Taylor Swift Offers Inspiration in Brit Awards 2021 Speech: ‘You Have the Right to Prove Them Wrong’

Be fearless! That was the message Taylor Swift gave new artists and fans with big dreams during her global icon acceptance speech at the 2021 Brit Awards May 11.

Taylor Swift Offers Inspiration in Brit Awards 2021 Speech: ‘You Have the Right to Prove Them Wrong’

Be fearless! That was the message Taylor Swift gave new artists and fans with big dreams during her speech at the 2021 Brit Awards on Tuesday (May 11).

The “Willow” singer was on hand to accept the global icon honor, which was presented to her by Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams. After gushing about the HBO fantasy drama and fangirling over getting the award from the actress who portrayed the fierce Arya Stark, Swift got down to business by thanking her friends and family for their support.

Swift, who noted that she released three albums during the pandemic, used her platform to inspire up-and-coming artists as well as those who have big dreams for their futures. “I need you to hear me when I say that there is no career path that comes free of negativity,” she shared in her emotional speech, during which she became teary. “If you’re being met with resistance, that probably means doing something new. If you’re experiencing turbulence or pressure, that probably means you’re rising.

“There might be times when you put your whole heart and soul into something, and you’re met with cynicism or skepticism, but you can’t let that crush you. You have to let that fuel you,” she urged passionately. “We live in a world where anyone can say anything that they want about you at any time. But just please remember that you have the right to prove them wrong.”

Swift — whom the ceremony noted has seven No. 1 albums in the U.K. and is the first female artist to earn three No. 1 albums in a year in the U.K. — was also nominated for international female solo artist. She lost to Billie Eilish.

The 2021 Brit Awards aired live from London’s O2 arena and was hosted by Jack Whitehall. The event — which had about 4,000 frontline workers in attendance — was characterized as the “first major indoor music event to welcome back a live audience — a pivotal moment in the return of live music at scale.”

Watch Swift’s passionate speech below:

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