You know we love it when our divas work together—your “Enough Is Enough,” your “Video/Telephone,” your “When You Believe”—but who saw this absolute fire knockout collabo coming between It girls Ariana Grande and Valerie Cherish?
In hindsight, this duet was inevitable. First of all, both Ari and Valerie are verified gay icons.
While Grande has been a vocal, multi-octave ally to the LGBTQ community, from the moment Cherish defiantly belted out “I Will Survive” in the first season of The Comeback, she found a permanent home in the collective hearts of the gays.
Second, they both have what the kids call “It.” Ariana, fresh off two consecutive number one hits and an album spilling over with bops, is the pop princess we want and need in these dark, Post Malone times.
And Valerie not only scored fame in the ’90s with her classic sitcom, I’m It!, but she managed to snag an Emmy for surviving the production of arch rival Pauly D’s own comeback vehicle, Seeing Red, proving once and for all that she was and always will be It.
So to David Levitz, Ariana, and Valerie: thank you.