Beloved Gay Icon Erika Jayne Slays L.A. Pride With Amazing Finale [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: ERIKA JAYNE @ L.A. PRIDE 6/11/17
[twitter style=”horizontal” float=”left”]
[fbshare type=”button” width=”100″]
Being the polar opposite of an avid Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fan, or of any Real Housewives spin off for that matter, I initially had to do some research on who Erika Jayne was and how she managed to headline over Brandy at this year’s LA Pride. Erika Jayne became a club music fixture due to her hits like “How Many Fucks” and “Rollercoaster”. As of last year, she’s has had 9 singles land on Billboard’s Dance Songs chart. She released her first single 8 years before joining RHOBH and was already an established artist in the club scene. RHOBH just gave her an extra publicity boost that marketed her to the rest of public.
Erika Jayne is certainly no stranger to the LGBTQ community and is viewed as a beloved gay icon. Prior to her arrival on stage, Billy Francesca emphatically described her dedication and support of the gay community via her many years of employing and advocating for the LGBTQ community, long before she became a cast member on RHOBH.
Her performance, although short in length, gave the two-day festival a much-needed final bang to end the fun-filled weekend.
Erika arrived on the stage via a graffiti-styled box that was rotated around to reveal her standing in a robe and sunglasses. The crowd greeted her with cries of encouragement and plenty of screams after hours of anticipation. After about a song, she peeled off her robe to reveal a body suit that showed off her incredible figure. She performed all of her well-known singles, including her most recent one “Xxpen$ive”, which was featured recently on SNL for a RuPaul’s Drag Race themed skit. Throughout her set, she was accompanied by a flock of male dancers that gyrated around Erika while she strutted around the stage, hitting every note. Erika Jayne was unexpectedly very compelling and did not fit the mold of just another dull reality star attempting to keep afloat a mediocre career as a recording artist. Erika Jayne is a singer first and foremost, an LGBTQ advocate second, and a reality star third.
If an image below is pixelated, please click through the “view full size” link for a better view.