Katy Perry ‘SNL’: Migos Would Not Perform With Drag Queens On Stage, Rappers LGBTQ-Phobic?

Katy Perry appeared on Saturday Night Live this past weekend where, allegedly, Migos refused to perform with drag queens on stage. Are the rappers LGBTQ-phobic?

Katy Perry performed her new song “Swish Swish” for her first performance on the season finale of Saturday Night Live. The singer brought out drag queens out on stage to perform with her, the International Business Times reported.


The pop star brought out the popular hip-hop group Migos to perform her second song, “Bon Appétit,” in which they are featured. The rappers reportedly felt “uncomfortable” with the drag queens participating in their performance.

A few drag queens did manage to make their way into the second performance but were featured at opposite ends of the stage.

Perez Hilton reported that one of the dancers for World of Wonder, the production company behind RuPaul’s Drag Race, confirmed that Migos did not want to perform alongside drag queens, and some performers were even told to leave as a result.

“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.”

Another source added that there were originally more drag queens set to perform on stage with Katy Perry and Migos for that song, but after the rappers “threw a fit,” most of them were removed.

“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.”

Additionally, Katy Perry reportedly did not invite any of the performing drag queens to the Saturday Night Live afterparty, which Migos attended with the pop star.

“…none of them were allowed in.”

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Problems with the LGBTQ community in the past.

Migos, a three-member hip-hop group from Atlanta, has had issues with the LGBTQ community in the past. Back in February, the rappers sat down with Rolling Stone for an interview and they were asked how they felt about fellow Atlanta rapper ILoveMakonnen coming out as a gay man.

After the rapper came out on Twitter, Migos group member, Quavo responded, “Damn, Makonnen!”

He was shocked that his fans were supporting him, while Offset said that it was because the world was so messed up.


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Migos later had to publicly apologize for their statements, saying, “We always been about being original and staying true. Staying true to yourself goes a long way.”

“We are all fans of Makonnen’s music and we wish he didn’t feel like he ever had to hide himself… We have no problem with anyone’s sexual preference. We love all people, gay or straight and we apologize if we offended anyone.”

Rapper Quavo previously said that he is not homophobic because “he is friends with Frank Ocean,” Billboard reported.

“I got a record with Frank Ocean [‘Slide,’ a Calvin Harris track featuring Migos and Ocean]. That closes my case.”

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What do you think about Migos alleged LGBTQ-phobic behavior?

Do you think Katy Perry should have allowed the drag queens to be kicked out of the performance because the rappers felt “uncomfortable” by their sexuality?

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