Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler auditioned on “American Idol” last night for the Oklahoma City auditions — in drag!
As you can see, the singer gave all of the judges a nice chuckle as he auditioned as a woman named Pepper LeBeija. He donned a blonde wig, along with honkable (!) fake boobs and a mini skirt. He named himself after a famous drag queen of the same name who starred in a documentary called “Paris Is Burning.”
He tried hard to conceal his real identity, but the judges were all onto his game. Mariah busted him, saying, “Dude looks like a lady”, which is obviously one of Aerosmith’s popular songs. Afterward, he took off the wig and joked that he didn’t make it through to the next stage in the competition. He said, “No Hollywood for me.”
He said that he decided to pull the stunt because he just wanted to wish Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban good luck as they were filming the auditions process. He added, “I just wanted to come by and say hello. I love you. Good luck with this year.”
Such a character!