Last week, male-to-female (MtF) trans Laverne Cox released his first-ever music video for the dance track “Beat for the Gods”. The 45-year-old Orange is the New Black star told Out magazine that his recording career was launched by accident.
“‘Beat For The Gods’ happened because one day my makeup artist, Deja, who does all my makeup — she did my makeup for an event and I looked in the mirror and said, ‘Girl, I’m beat for the gods.’ I was living for myself. I was having a moment.”
Cox said he recorded the song for the transgenders and gays to vogue to in the clubs.
My intention with this song — it’s obviously a dance song. I just wanted it to be a cute song for the kids to vogue to. It really is an homage to that community, the kids who vogue, the kids who drag, the nightclub scene.
So far, ‘Beat’ has garnered 33,500 views since it debuted on Youtube.com on Friday.