Lady Gaga meets up with Thai `lady boys`

Updated: May 26, 2012, 17:24 PM IST

Wellington: Lady Gaga met Thailand’s premier ‘lady boys’ at a Bangkok drag show featuring busty transsexual dancers.

To enjoy the city’s famous nightlife, the pop diva and an entourage from her ‘Born This Way Ball’ took in a show at the well-known Calypso Cabaret, where she cheered on a transvestite review of Broadway show tunes.

“A million people have to pay to see a Gaga concert, but Gaga paid to see our show!” a website has quoted cabaret manager Nipon Boonmasuwan as telling a newspaper.

After the performance ended, the singer took the stage to shake hands with the dancers and handed out six tickets to her Friday night show.

‘Born This Way’, the title track of Lady Gaga’s latest album, has become a gay anthem. It includes the line, “Don’t be a drag, just be a queen”.

Transvestites and transsexuals are known in Thailand as lady boys. Promoters confirmed Lady Gaga visited the cabaret on Wednesday (local time), just hours after her arrival in Bangkok.