Kevin Aviance Was ‘Honored and Overwhelmed’ When Beyoncé Sampled Him on ‘Renaissance’

Queer nightlife icon Kevin Aviance was one of the many artists that Beyoncé sampled on her smash album Renaissance. When Aviance realized that the Queen Bey sampled a person of his individual songs, he was thrilled to be regarded by fellow royalty.

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Beyoncé sampled Kevin Aviance’s ‘C***y’ on ‘Renaissance’

Kevin Aviance has been a fixture in the underground drag scene for decades. In 1996, he released the track “C***y,” which immediately turned a staple in gay clubs.

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