Yazz The Greatest Is Put On Blast For Refusing Pics With Drag Queens
Yazz ain’t got no love for the drag queens?
The Philly Drag Mafia opened for the “Empire” star and everything went great until they attempted to take pics with him and were told they’d have to change into street clothes first.
Following the show, the Philly drag queens say they were scheduled for a photo opportunity with the locally born-and-raised rapper, a.k.a. Bryshere Gray, who has a recurring role on the hit Fox show Empire. Many of the attendees snapped selfies with Yazz, but in the end, the drag queens weren’t allowed to take photos with him.
According to Walk Against Hate board member Ian Morrison, better known by his drag name Brittany Lynn, event organizers, including walk chairman Brandon Morrison (no relation), pulled him aside and apologized.
“They explained that Yazz’s ‘handlers’ said that he wouldn’t take photos with us in drag,” says Ian, adding that they were told that a photo would only be possible if they changed out of their drag costumes and into street clothes.
Other drag queens we spoke with who were present for the conversation confirm Ian’s account, and some suspect that Yazz is afraid of having his image associated with drag queens. One person prominently involved behind the scenes at the event, and who asked not to be named in this article, confirmed that the drag queens were not permitted to take photos with Yazz.
Yazz has the right to choose who he wants to take a picture with, but how is homie going to discriminate against the drag queens at an ANTI-HATE walk?
Days after the event, Yazz tweeted: