Global pop sensation Era Istrefi took her “Bon Bon” to Bushwig this past Sunday (Sept 24). While at the drag festival, the Kosovar singer gave fans a behind-the-scenes peek the festival by taking over Billboard’s Snapchat.
“I really like drag queens,” Istrefi told Billboard. “They’re always a little extra than the rest. Their performances are crazy, fun and creative — so fun to watch!”
Backstage, Istrefi saw fierce looks from drag favs like Merrie Cherry, Horrorchata and Lucy Stoole: “Their looks really inspired me.”
Istrefi has been a consistent ally to the LGBTQ community since bursting on the scene last year. Not only has she performed at Pride in NYC the past two years, but she has also teamed up with SinfulColors to launch the #Pride and Punk Yourself nail polish collections. She also contributed to Billboard’s Love Letters to the LGBTQ Community project this past June.
“The world would be boring without the colors that LGBTQ community brings!” Istrefi said. “And they’re not separated from us, they’re us.”
Istrefi’s will release her next single, “No I Love Yous” this Friday on Ultra Music. The track features French Montana. Estrefi described the new single as “sexy, danceable and fun.” The song’s music video will also debut on Friday.
Check out Istrefi’s snaps from Bushwig below.