You can yack about "Tardy For The Party" all you want, but the undeniable real breakout star of the Real Housewives of Atlanta was not Kim Zolciak but Lawrence Washington. That's actually Miss Lawrence to you all now.
Yes, he started out on the series as Sheree Whitfield's flamboyant hairdresser, but it just took a little Pygmalion-esque tutelage from the show's resident R&B Rex Harrison, Kandi Burress, to transform him into this decade's answer to legendary disco divo Sylvester.
Aside from his debut hit from the show, "Closet Freak," a catchier gay anthem than Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" if you ask me, he's now moved on to a forthcoming LP, a slew of appearances and a regular slot on The Steve Harvey Show.
Burress defines his appeal to UsMagazine.com like this: "That boy can SANG! Besides that, I thought it was time for the world to again recognize talent without restrictions. There hasn't been an artist with such outrageous androgynous style since Boy George in the 80’s. I believe the time is right for Miss Lawrence."
We were lucky enough to lure Lawrence into our NYC office studio on February 25 to answer a few questions, belt out "Closet Freak" and the Donna Summer classic "Heaven Knows" a cappella – and impersonate the Housewives to a T.
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