“But I am real. I am here. And nothing can push me aside,” says an ominous voice at the beginning of Zé Taylor’s “Icy Boy,” out today (Feb. 26). “Nothing can change what goes on in this world; this world is for me too, honey. Everything you do in life is like a boomerang: when you throw it: it eventually comes back. Don’t f--k with me.”
Fans of the queer classic Paris Is Burning may recognize the clip: “Octavia St. Laurent is voiced at the beginning of this video,” explains the 22-year-old DIY-rapper. “In this clip, she is speaking about how LGBT folk proudly exist and we are here to stay. That was the theme of this video.”
Though Taylor admitted he wished he had voguing talents, he added, “this is my way of paying tribute to that dance.” Taylor also pays tribute to Prince and Outkast through his wardrobe in the video: "Both are incredibly amazing. I styled myself according to how they make me feel when I listen to their music."