In My Feelings: Interview with Aja from RuPaul's Drag Race
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The queen of ‘levelling her pussy up’ Aja has risen to superstardom since her appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 9. Rapidly growing from a reality TV star on the show to a powerhouse of talent in fashion, beauty, and performance, Aja returned to the franchise less than a year later on All Stars 3 to slay challenges and show the full breadth of her talents. Shortly after, Aja launched her music career with her rap track Finish Her, a single off her upcoming EP, In My Feelings. With this album, she is joining the wave of drag queens including Trixie Mattel, Shea Coulee, Sharon Needles and many more who are producing hit albums for the masses. To say that Aja is unstoppable is an understatement. Aja chatted with us about her newest single Brujería, being a musician, and the inspirations behind, In My Feelings. Have you always wanted to be a musician? I’ve always wanted to be a rapper and a lyricist. Every time I would listen to music I could break down the stems in my mind and boost the parts I liked the most in the song. When I was younger I always found myself bopping to the strangest beats coming up with these terrible raps that didn’t make any sense. Over time it was easier for me to write because I had more experiences to write about and more references to draw inspiration from. Who are your music inspirations? My music inspirations are always changing. As an artist, I think it’s important to switch it up now and then. That’s how major artists such as Beyoncé keep us on our toes. Right now, my music is heavily based on my life and general experiences. I want my first round of music that gets released to the world to tell everyone about who I am. I’m fun, I’m smart, I’m crazy and weird but I’ve also been through a lot of things that have shaped me to be this way.
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