We need to take a moment and talk about Ariana Grande’s iconic entry into RuPaul’s Drag Race

Ariana Grande on the set of RuPaul's Drag Race

Ariana Grande on the set of RuPaul’s Drag Race

Ariana Grande on the set of RuPaul’s Drag Race

The latest season of RuPaul’s Drag Race kicked off this weekend in a big way.

Drag Race began its 15th season with the most queens in the show’s history, with a total of 16 contestants pouring into the studio in hopes of being crowned America’s next drag superstar.

But there was one entrance that really gagged us.

The American version of Drag Race is famous for booking big stars for season premieres, including Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus and Lizzo they all paid a visit to the show in the first episode of the previous series.

And this year it was Ariana Granderound.

Ariana surprised the queens by walking into the studio wearing a replica of Vivacious’s iconic season six entrance outfit, complete with a new version of “Ornacia” on her head.

With her entrance, Ariana paid homage to a classic Drag Race moment

With her entrance, Ariana paid homage to a classic Drag Race moment

With her entrance, Ariana paid homage to a classic Drag Race moment

She even went so far as to recreate Vivacious’ fight to unzip the outfit before revealing to the queens that it was actually her underneath the costume before declaring, “Mother has arrived.”

Speaking to the queens shortly after their own arrival on set, the chart-topping singer told them, “It’s such an honor to meet you, it’s so exciting.

“I think drag is the most contagious and exhilarating work of art that exists. Thank you guys for bringing so much joy to the lives of Drag Race fans and everyone.”

Ariana surprised the queens by revealing herself underneath

Ariana surprised the queens by revealing herself underneath

Ariana surprised the queens by revealing herself under “Ornacia”

Luxx competitor Noir London told her, “And thank you for giving us Break Free.”

Ariana was previously a guest judge on Drag Race eight years ago for its seventh run, with Jaidynn Diore Fierce and Kandy Ho lip-synching to Break Free in front of her.

Ariana's arrival was met with a lot of reaction from queens - most notably Marcia Marcia Marcia superfans

Ariana’s arrival was met with a lot of reaction from queens – most notably Marcia Marcia Marcia superfans

Ariana’s arrival was met with a lot of reaction from queens – most notably Marcia Marcia Marcia superfans

Reflecting on her first appearance on the show, the Thank U Next singer admitted: “The last time I was here, I just got back from filming the Bang Bang music video the night before and I was so exhausted.

“It was such an overwhelming time in my life and I felt like I wasn’t fully present. Remember to take care of yourself and be present, it’s an amazing moment and your whole life changes for good, forever.”

Ariana talks to the queens in the studio

Ariana talks to the queens in the studio

Ariana talks to the queens in the studio

Ariana has made no secret of her love for RuPaul’s Drag Race in the past, collaborating with former finalist Gottmik on a makeup tutorial, praising season two’s Tatianna for her Ariana-inspired look in Taylor Swift music video and features an episode from the All Stars favorite Szangela on his album the song NASA.

New episodes of Drag Race can be watched in the UK on the streaming service Wow Presents Plus.

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