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Aja
Aja drag queen in feb 2018.jpg
Aja before a show in February 2018.
Date of birth January 4, 1994[1]
Place of birth Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Nationality American
Pronouns Any[2]

Aja is an American rapper, reality television personality and former drag artist[3][4] best known for competing on the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race and on the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. Aja released their debut EP, In My Feelings, in 2018, followed by their debut studio album, BOX Office, in February 2019. Their second EP, ALL CAPS, was released in June 2019.[5][6][2] They released Nail in the Coffin, a Halloween-themed EP, in collaboration with Shilow later that year.[7] They currently host the web series Ayo Sis on WOW Presents Plus.

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« Through drag I learned I didn't really want to be at one place on the gender spectrum. Drag being performative gender allowed me to explore the spectrum's different parts, whether it be feminine, masculine, both, or none. Aja is drag but Aja's also not drag: drag is art and I do feel like I'm art. But on the flipside, whether I'm making art or not, I'm Aja. My whole life is a performance at the end of the day. I have to write my music, go to the studio, lay the music out, get it produced, then I have to rehearse, get onstage and do my music live, find out what I'm gonna wear to tour, find dancers, teach dancers. It's all one huge performance. At the same time it's reality.[2] »

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  1. Aja [@ajaqueen] (January 4, 2018). "God its my birthday yall. 24 years old never seemed more anti climatic lol. But i guess ill combine my farewell 2017 post with my birthday post.
    This past year has definitely been one for the books"
    . Archived from the original on February 24, 2018 – via Twitter.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Goodman, Elyssa (12 July 2019). "Exclusive: Nonbinary Rapper Aja Discusses Their Name Change". them. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  3. Street, Mikelle (July 3, 2018). "Why 'Drag Race' Alum Aja Is No Longer Using the Term 'Drag Queen'". them. Condé Nast. Archived from the original on July 4, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  4. Spanos, Brittany (February 7, 2019). "'Drag Race' Star Aja Is Ready to Be Your New Trap Queen". Rolling Stone. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on October 29, 2019. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  5. Blynn, Alex (June 14, 2019). "Aja Discusses Feeling Pigeonholed, Artistic Integrity, & Their New Single 'Commercial'". Billboard. Lynne Segall. Archived from the original on June 14, 2019. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  6. Malone, Chris (June 28, 2019). "Aja Delivers Viciousness & Vulnerability On 'ALL CAPS' EP". Forbes. Forbes Media LLC. Archived from the original on June 29, 2019.
  7. Nolfi, Joey (August 30, 2019). "RuPaul's Drag Race alum Aja sizzles in fierce 'Mama Chola' music video". Entertainment Weekly. Meredith Corporation. Archived from the original on September 13, 2019.
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