After having her songs performed for years on RuPaul’s Drag RaceLady Gaga finally made her debut on the show’s Season 9 premiere.

In a promo for the show, the star pranks contestants in the drag race. Gaga pretends to be one of the queens and a “Lady Gaga impersonator.” She enters the workroom with her face partially obscured by a headpiece.

“That a damn good Lady Gaga impersonator,” declares contestant Charlie Hides.

Another contestant, Alexis Michelle, says, “So this is the Derrick Barry of this season,” referring to the Britney Spears lookalike that competed on Season 8.

When Gaga shows her true identity, this gave way to one of the emotional moments that the reality show often provides. Eureka O’Hara burst into tears and tells Gaga how important she and her music are to so many people. Gaga also appeared in a behind-the-scenes clip as “Ronnie,” a drag king alter ego. Check it out.

RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Friday nights on VH1 at 8 p.m. EST.

See Gaga’s appearance on the show here:


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