In May, RuPaul’s Drag Race star Aja surprised the world with their debut EP In My Feelings. The hard-hitting, rap/hip-hop album broke the post-Drag Race album mildew by that includes not solely among the greatest lyrics by a former competitor of the present, however among the greatest music to come back out of the present since its debut.
Now, Aja is again with a brand new twin video for 2 of their songs, “Ayo Sis/Bitch I’m Kawaii.” The video begins with “Kawaii,” that includes the Brooklyn-based queen dancing and rapping round a pastel room, full with a bubble tub, stuffed animals and sickening seems to be. But the video shortly transitions, with Aja waking from their soft-hued dream and instantly leaping into “Ayo Sis,” the place the rapper goes full banjee, dancing on rooftops and flirting with a large number of males.
Aja tells Billboard in an interview that the track was born out of an expression of their very own femininity, expressed via their drag, visuals and thru the folks they determined to characteristic within the video. “It was taking the female traits of any individual and exhibiting how stunning they might be,” they are saying. “I wished folks to see completely different sorts of relationships within the ‘Ayo Sis’ portion, as a result of whenever you watch it you simply see . You don’t essentially should label them as something.”
Those “relationships” within the video embody numerous trans actors and dancers making appearances all through — a proven fact that Aja meant to prominently spotlight. “I hope folks study from this video that I’m obsessive about cute issues. But extra importantly, that trans relationships and queer relationships are very legitimate. Love shouldn’t have a label,” they are saying.
Ultimately, “Ayo Sis/Bitch I’m Kawaii” is an expression of Aja’s gender — it incorporates multitudes, from the masculine to the ultra-fem, in each Aja’s and their dancers’ appearances. “It’s necessary to have fun gender expression in music as a result of whether or not folks notice it or not, we’ve been celebrating all of it this time.”
Check out the complete video for Aja’s “Ayo Sis/Bitch I’m Kawaii” under: