From Vogue-Offs to Reality Television, ‘Yaaas!’ Has Gone Mainstream, But Where Did it Get Its Start?

‘Yaaaas’ has become so widespread that Oxford Dictionary has added it to its pages (ed note: it’s a lot of fun to listen to the computer man repeat “yas” over and over again), but as an LGBT community do we know its history? We’ve heard it used as a cocktail-hour war cry at bars across the world, on Real Housewives of Such and Such and, of course, on Broad City, but what are its origins.

The Scene does a bang-up job delving into its ballroom past in the video below.

The origin of "Yas Queen"

“Yas” is now in the Oxford Dictionary, but do you know where your favorite phrase comes from? (Not Broad City.)Watch more:

Posted by The Scene on Thursday, March 2, 2017

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