Riley Knoxx became the first trans woman to perform in an NBA halftime show last Friday (March 6).
Knoxx, a Beyonce impersonator nicknamed “The Illusion of Queen Bey,” performed at Pride Night for the Washington Wizards during a game against the Atlanta Hawks.
Riley Knoxx is known to be the most prolific Beyonce impersonator in the game today, performing as Queen B all over the country, on stage with Miley Cyrus, and appearing in Taylor Swift’s music video “You Need To Calm Down”. Her recent performance though, has broken some true boundaries; The Washington Wizards hosted its annual Pride Night last Friday and Knoxx became the first openly transgender woman to perform at an NBA halftime show. She performed a three song medley of Beyonce’s classic hits and was joined by the Washington Wizards dancers.