Jasmine Rice LaBeija Sings National Anthem In Powerful Scene From 'Shade: Queens of NYC' Premiere: Watch

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Jasmine Rice LaBeija 

RuPaul’s Drag Race may be in off-season, but Fusion has a new show to satiate your need for drag queens on the TV screen: Shade: Queens of NYC. The 12-episode series shows the grittier side of drag and follows around some of the biggest names in Manhattan nightlife: Brita Filter, Chelsea Piers, Holly Box-Springs, Jada Valenciaga, Jasmine Rice LaBeija, Marti Gould Cummings, Paige Turner and Tina Burner are among the talent featured.

Ahead of tomorrow’s premiere, Billboard can exclusively premiere a timely scene from the first episode, where Jasmine Rice LaBeija sings the National Anthem. Given the ongoing controversy surrounding athletes choosing to kneel during the anthem, this scene -- set against a backdrop of protests -- is particularly powerful.

Shade: Queens of NYC premieres Thursday night (Oct. 5) at 10:30 p.m. on Fusion TV.


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