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Barbs channels her inner Shirley Bassey in masterful lip-sync to camp classic ‘Excuse Me’

Watch the east London queen strut her stuff for Attitude's Superdrag Lip-sync, supported by Slingsby.

By Alastair James

Excuse her! Barbs delivers a masterful performance of ‘Excuse Me’ by the incomparable Shirley Bassey, and we are loving it. We also don’t mind ‘repeating that phrase’.

Watch the queen strut her classy ass in her performance as part of the Attitude’s Superdrag Lip-sync, supported by Slingsby.

“I love Shirley Bassey – she is the ultimate camp show-woman”, says Barbs I love to pick songs that have a journey and are dramatic and over the top, as opposed to a pop song.”

Set in a small alleyway somewhere in London, Barbs proves you can find a fabulous queen just about anywhere.

“Pride is always – and should always be – a protest”, says Barbs, whose exclusive performance forms part of Attitude Pride at Home, in association with Klarna.

“Until LGBTQ+ people around the world are free from prosecution then none of us are truly free; we always have more work to do.

“Pride, for me, is a time to celebrate my community and uplift communities within our own that need the platform and support, such as the fight for trans rights, gender recognition, and accessible trans healthcare.”

Also taking part in the Superdrag series is drag artist Chiyo, RuPaul’s Drag Race series 13 alum La La Ri, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK stars Baga Chipz and Asttina Mandella, as well as ShayShay and Cheddar Gorgeous.

Superdrag Lip-sync, supported by Slingsby, is part of Attitude Pride at Home, in association with Klarna, that runs from 17-27 June at, and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@attitudemag).

Attitude Pride at Home, in association with Klarna, is to benefit the Attitude Magazine Foundation for LGBT causes – this year supporting ten amazing organisations including AKT, Black Trans Foundation, Curly’s Legacy, Elton John AIDS Foundation, The Food Chain, Kaleidoscope Trust, LGBT Youth Scotland, Mermaids, Stonewall UK and Switchboard LGBT.

Each will receive at least £1000 courtesy of our sponsors Klarna, Bentley, Clifford Chance, Slingsby, Swatch and Taimi and individual supporters.

To donate £5 please text ATHOME5 to 70480 or see our Virgin Money Giving link here. Visit for more details.