There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Shangela Laquifa Wadley is on the rise. Among the Drag Race star's many accolades throughout the last few years, one of her favorites was appearing in the opening clip of Ariana Grande’s song “NASA” off of her record-breaking Thank U, Next album. Now, Shangela has revealed exactly how that moment went down.
On her Instagram, Shangela posted an audio clip from the night she met up with Grande in the studio after hanging out with her brother, Frankie. However, she hadn’t gone in to collaborate — Shangela was simply in the studio to hear a portion of the singer’s new album. When she heard “NASA,” she decided to record herself explaining her “vision” for a drag performance of the song.
“I see myself coming in in a clear bubble spacesuit,” she said, as Grande snickered in the background. “I want it to be form-fitting, though, with titties and all, and I’m gonna come in like I’m walking on the moon.”