What a drag.
While Katy Perry's Migos-assisted SNL performance of "Bon Appetit" has already drawn a fair share of social media ridicule, the latest report from Uproxx will only add fuel to the fire. According to World Of Wonder (in a report that has since been deleted), a whole gang of drag-queens were supposed to participate in the performance. While the queens were supposed to sit around the communal table, presumably to devour Katy Perry, Migos were reportedly not down with their inclusion.
Two queens and a SNL staff member commented on the performance:
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.
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.
I work at SNL and the rumors are true! Migos held up rehearsal because they ‘weren’t comfortable with the drag queens’ being there. There were initially more drag queens on the set for that song, but after Migos threw a fit, Katy Perry’s team removed some of the queens from the performance.
Remember, these are unconfirmed reports from some anonymous sources. Still, Migos have taken some heat before over some comments directed at ILOVEMAKONNEN's sexuality. For anyone expecting the group to make a cameo on the next season of RuPaul's Drag Race, don't hold your breath.