Aja’s ‘Brujería’ Is The Anthem For All Of The Brujas Who Are Just Living Their Best Life
This bruja anthem is everything queer Latinxs didn’t know we needed.
Aja left all “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestants gagging when she dragged Valentina during the season 9 reunion special. Between her and Farrah Moan, they did not let Valentina win the Miss Congeniality award without renaming it Fan Favorite. Now, a year after her season, Aja has given us a bruja anthem for the summer and it is banging. The lyrics will conjure up ideas of brujería and santería that you might have forgotten you possessed. The stand out queen from season 9 has made a name for himself in the hip hop music world and is definitely not slowing down. The music video takes through a bruja’s journey of self discovery as she learns her powers and owns her brujería. This self-discovery is something that Aja thinks all people can benefit from.
“I think anybody could be a witch, or a bruja. Like Yemaya, being witchy is a quality that can be channeled from within,” Aja told Paper Magazine. “Lyrically for “Brujería,” my goal was to combine witch references in the media with actual historic witch figures, like Marie Laveau. People often view Santería and brujería as some kind of dark art, but the practice of both are really quite beautiful. It was fun to try to connect my religion to mainstream examples of witchcraft like ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ and ‘Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.'”
Aja was adopted by Puerto Rican a family in New York when she was a young child and grew up around Puerto Rican culture. It is clear from her lyrics and music video shows how much her upbringing influenced her perception of Latinidad.
Fans are feeling Aja’s brujería taking over their bodies.
good GOD Aja's Brujeria (both song and video) is incredible. We have decided to stan permanently.
— ro. (@keep_sketch) May 7, 2018
Like, same though.
They are even letting Aja control them from beyond.
Yas my bruja witch queen put a hex on me!! pic.twitter.com/IF97vL7TYp
— bby peach 👽🖤 (@heterophobitch) May 14, 2018
That’s one way to get your fandom in your corner forever.
The fans have spoken and it is clear that this song is everything for them.
OMG THIS IS AN ANTHEM, THANK'S AJA 💕
— Dave (@IgorDave) May 7, 2018
Get it, Aja!