According to multiple reports from Reddit users, Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 10 finale will feature not one, but two Janet Jackson songs, as the four finalists battle for the crown in a lip sync battle.
This is not the first time Janet has been featured on the show, apart from multiple references and impersonations. ‘Nasty’ was the theme for a lip sync battle in the first season of the spinoff ‘All Stars‘, which features drag queens who made an impact on previous seasons of the main show. According to reports, ‘Nasty‘ will be featured again, followed by ‘If‘, performed by another pair.
This is major promotion for Jackson within the LGBT community and allies who watch the show, as means of popularizing divas among younger demographics. Last season’s finale featured an iconic performance of Whitney Houston’s ‘So Emotional’ and garnered a 650% streaming bump for the song. Following Janet’s receiving of the Billboard Icon Award, this is a great platform to feed her media exposure before she kicks off a series of Summer concerts later this year.