Ms. Sahara Davenport won your hearts on Season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Rage. She’s danced her way into our hearts, and is now singing her way up the drag charts.
After a well reception of “Pump With Me” Sahara has released her newest single “Go Off!” and will soon be sweeping the NYC gay club scene. Sahara is such an amazing talent and above all else is humble of her achievements. Before the video drops, I was able to sit down and do a quick Q&A with Ms. Davenport about her and her upcoming release. If you want to be one of the first to see the new video premier join us on Wednesday, November 2nd, at Industry Bar. Come by to see the video, and stick around to grab a drink and hang out.
- I loved your video for “Pump With Me.” I would describe it as modern pop art, fun, and glam. Without giving too much away, what would be three words or phrases to describe the video for “Go Off!”
It can described as sleek, picturesque, and fast moving.
- I know you have a background in dance, do you do all of the video choreography yourself?
While I spend a lot time choreographing for others, I rarely do my own stuff alone. I really enjoy collaborating and working with other artists. For this project I had the luxury of working with an amazing contemporary choreographer, Orlando Martinez.
- What does it mean when you “Go Off” at the club?
“Go Off” is that moment in life when you decide to give yourself the power to do whatever it is you want to do, but at your maximum potential. Whatever it is, dance the house down, pick up a hot guy, or even slap the bitch who stole your last boyfriend. It’s definitely about letting down walls and showing your loudest colors.
- A lot of the girls that have graduated from Drag Race have released songs, what have been some of your favorites?
You want me to talk about those bitches? LOL.
My sisters have been very busy on the iTunes front. I am a fan of most of what I hear, but some stickouts have been from Mimi’s group Xelle PartyGirl and most recently Pandora Boxx’s single, Cooter. Both totally different but equally entertaining.
- Whenever I see you out and about in New York I am floored by your outfits. Do you make a lot of your own creations, and what inspires you the most in fashion?
Aww! Thanks. Obviously, I love women’s clothes and fashion. I am inspired by anything that evokes femininity. I also enjoy color and a sense of playfulness. I like to think of myself as my own living doll. What would Barbie wear?
- What were you doing 10 years ago, and where did you see yourself in 2011?
It was right after 911, so I remember being petrified to fly home from college for Thanksgiving. I’ve always known from a young age that I’d be here in NYC pursuing art. However, I had no idea that I’d be doing it in a wig and heels.
- I’m about to make my drag debut next month. I’m nervous that I’ll love it too much and quit my job. What is the best advice you can give to a baby queen taking her first steps?
My best advice is to hang on to your job until you can afford to quit. It’s hard on these streets for a ladygirl! However, regarding your grande debut, if things start to get unbearably uncomfortable just drink more. A little alcohol always eases the ills of drag. Sure you may wake up the next morning and not remember anything, but at least you made it!
- I think you’re a fantastic artist in so many different forms. What do you recommend for young artists out in the world who want to make it big and make their artform into a career?
I’m blushing.. Honestly, there are no rules. I choose to always follow my gut and create from the heart. I am very lucky that I am able to support myself and be happy doing what I love. I would say, ” Stay true to yourself as an artist and don’t be afraid to go after what you want.”
Don’t forget to see the premiere on Wednesday!