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Shangela Brings the House Down with a Rousing Beyoncé Medley at the GLAAD Media Awards

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Shangela performs onstage during the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Los Angeles at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 28, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

Who run the world? According to Beyoncé, Shangela does.   

At the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, the drag superstar took to the stage to perform a raucous medley of Beyoncé’s greatest hits, including hits like “Partition,” “Run the World” and “Single Ladies,” along with Destiny’s Child tracks like “Bootylicious” and “Independent Women.” The star was aided by a slew of backup dancers, who helped Shangela pull off some truly sickening choreography.   

Following her performance, Shangela was met with a standing ovation, including from Beyoncé herself who beamed at the star and applauded her performance ecstatically. Shangela, in turn, jumped around the stage in excitement.  

The drag star was tributing the iconic performer in honor of her GLAAD Media Award; Beyoncé and Jay-Z were honored with a GLAAD Vanguard Award for their continued support as fierce allies for the LGBTQ community.  

Check out clips from Shangela’s show-stopping performance below: