Canadian drag racing icon is causing a sensation in rap


Lemon is Canadian Nicki Minaj as far as I’m concerned

Every now and then a queen of RuPaul’s Drag Race will write a little verse that ends up having more cultural impact than anything William Shakespeare ever wrote. We first saw it with almost all of Read U Wrote U, with Alaska, Katya, and Detox engulfing most contemporary rap with their razor-sharp lyricism and historic performance. We saw it with the writing which is “Free the Beast: BIMINI” and “I like it rough but my lenses are tender” on Drag Race UK earlier this year. And now it’s Canada’s turn, thanks to Lemon using her 23-second verse on Priyanka’s song Come Through to leave her mark on the rap world forever.

So well, in fact, that Priyanka, winner of the first season of Drag Race in Canada, uploaded the above hour-long loop editor of Lemon’s verse to her YouTube channel. Literally playing the rest of her song in defense of her friend who stole the show. Very iconic.

What makes Lemon’s smash hit verse all the sweeter is how underrated she was during the rap challenge in the first season of the Canada Drag Race. In an iconic moment for the ages, Lemon told the other queens and then-judge Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman in the Werk Room that she is, and I quote, “a straight-up raptor.” The others laughed at her, but Lemon rose to the challenge and then wrote her masterpiece verse on Come Through. The queen of citrus has the last word.

@ brandonhaworth98Tynomi looks at her verse like: 👁👄👁 ## lemon ## dragrace ## priyanka ## viral ## verse ## canadasdragrace ## fyp ## foryou ## foryoupage ## queer ## memes ## lgbtq ♬ original sound – Queers in wigs

The Drag Race community has embraced Lemon and its Come Through verse with open arms, as has the online world at large, now that TikTok has wind of it. This is what Lemon has always deserved tbh – since she went live and read Millie B’s lyrics to M to the B, it was clear she was destined for greatness.

T-Pain said it was “on fire”

Twitter has been cherishing the verse for a few weeks now, but now the pros are sending out their cheers. Much to Lemon’s delight. TikTok is filling up with all the girls, gay and they also pay homage to the banger, here are some of the funniest. And once you’re done laughing, stream the Lemon Come Through verse on loop on YouTube for gay rights and fair skin.

1. I think the killer would understand and join tbh

@saltinashaker And what is it on? 🍋 ## drag ## lemon ## comethrough ## dragqueen ## fyp ♬ original sound – Priyanka

2. Everything revolves around these two seconds of choreography

@chiikins I’m sorry I’m [email protected] ## fyp シ ## ThatCloseMessenger ## lemon ## dragrace ## dragracecanada ## IDeserveTuitionContest ## girlboss ## gay ## fyp シ ## prianka ♬ original sound – Priyanka

3. It’s a way of life

@baddieewanITS AMAZING ## lemon ## rap ## rpdr ♬ original sound – Priyanka

4. Do the work of God

@LuketooheyDrag’s music shouldn’t slap that loud ## rupaulsdragrace ## drag ## comethrough ## fyp ## cinderellamovie ## trending ## gay ## bi ## lgbtq @queen_priyanka_sharma @ rupaulsdragrace ♬ original sound – Priyanka

5. If I could do it without dying, I absolutely would.

@ jakub_kolasa92 Obsessed with @lemongivesyoulife’s rap verses in @thequeenpriyanka’s new song 😍😍😍 Please tag them I would die if they saw this! 😭 ## pole ## poledancer ## gay ♬ original sound – Priyanka

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