March 5, 2018 at 3:11 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Peppermint and Cazwell release transgender anthem ‘Blend’

Peppermint and Cazwell in ‘Blend’ (Screenshot courtesy of YouTube)

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum Peppermint and out rapper Cazwell have teamed up for their transgender anthem “Blend.”

Peppermint, who was the first openly transgender contestant on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ told Billboard that she and Cazwell have been performing together since 2000. Now, they have joined forces for their first full project together “Blend,” their joint EP which will be released on March 9.

“We wanted all of the songs to be very trans-positive and tell a story of what it is like being a trans woman in 2018,” Cazwell told Billboard. 

He says the first single “was written from the state of mind of making a positive trans anthem. When you are a woman and especially a trans woman you are under a lot of pressure to blend in society so that no one calls you out for being trans. I wanted to write a song that proved the importance of not needing to blend into society to be happy with yourself.”

Watch the music video for “Blend” below.

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