Purse first—and foremost!
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo lip-synced for our lives this week while joining Iggy Azalea on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which was filming in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
A vision in red, the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 contestant kicked off the Aussie rapper’s performance of her latest single, “Sally Walker,” with hair-flipping and handbag-heavy choreography.
Miss Vanjie also appears as a fierce funeral-goer in the official “Sally Walker” music video along with Drag Race faves Mayhem Miller and Shea Couleé.
We did that! Thankyou @VanessaVanjie for making my kimmel performance special. I love you.
— IGGY AZALEA ⚰️ (@IGGYAZALEA) April 5, 2019
“Sally Walker” is the first release from In My Defense, Azalea’s upcoming second studio album.
The “Fancy” singer, who has been known to publicly stan Drag Race contestants on Twitter, previously hired Raja, AKA Sutan Amrull, as her makeup artist. “Sally Walker” even includes this lyric: “Don’t get your ass dragged like RuPaul.”
“I have so much respect & love for drag queens,” Azalea tweeted in January. “They make me feel like such a boring bitch. The amount of sheer personality alone put into the looks & performances really is something we could all take notes on.”
Gay YouTube beauty guru James Charles, who painted Azalea’s mug for the “Sally Walker” single artwork, also appears in the video.
Following Azalea’s departure from Island Records, In My Defense will be released independently this spring by her own label, Bad Dreams, in partnership with Empire Distribution.
In My Defense marks a creative comeback for the controversial performer, who famously canceled her 2015 arena tour and took a break from the murda bizness altogether after a string of feuds, a major breakup, and other drama.
Watch the Jimmy Kimmel Live! performance below.
RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Thursdays at 9/8c on VH1.