The identity of the person who poked — then flipped off — Diana Ross in the middle of her performance has been revealed. And it turns out to be a drag queen who has performed tributes to Ross.
HRH Princess Diandra fessed up to the bizarre incident that happened during Ross’ performance at the opening of the Times Square Edition last week — blaming it on free booze.
“While looking for a bathroom I found a [backstage] room with a table full of champagne,” Diandra posted. “I poured myself a glass and no one looked at me twice. I then went back and helped myself to a bottle.”
During the show, “[Ross] was so close I could practically lick her. I then reverted to my 5-year-old self. SUPER excited and fueled with champagne, a toxic combination!”
Diandra explained, “In that moment I wanted a nod, a touch, some acknowledgment . . . In true [Ross] fashion, I got DUST! I then acted like a petulant toddler and I poked her. She mock hit me and I gave her the finger and said, F - - - YOU! NOT REMOTELY COOL . . . Was I much? YESTH!”
As exclusively reported by Page Six, the fan poked the living legend and tried to grab at her tulle boa while she was performing the classic “Upside Down” onstage. The diva went on the defensive, attempting to bat away the belligerent fan, causing her to angrily flip Ross off.
Diandra then recalls being booted by two attractive bouncers, saying, “Next thing I know I am pon da street!”
Ross also addressed the moment on social media. She said on Instagram Sunday, “It was truly a lovely moment in NY, it was a reach out and touch moment, totally loving. I was not hit or hurt! A really fun night!”
Nile Rodgers and the hotel’s owner and former Studio 54 boss, Ian Schrager, joined her onstage.
SOURCE: Page Six – Mara Siegler