JoJo Siwa Says Her Grandma Encouraged Her to Drink Liquor on Stage: 'You Should Do It'

The "Karma" singer revealed the origin story behind her onstage drinking ritual during the latest episode of her 'JoJo Siwa Now' podcast

<p>Chelsea Guglielmino/WireImage</p> JoJo Siwa holds up a bottle of Tito

Chelsea Guglielmino/WireImage

JoJo Siwa holds up a bottle of Tito's Vodka while performing at LA Pride in the Park on June 8, 2024

JoJo Siwa gets no complaints about her onstage drinking from her grandma — in fact, she encourages it.

On the July 8 episode of her podcast, JoJo Siwa Now, the 21-year-old performer revealed the origin story behind her one of her “favorite f---ing parts” of her Pride sets — “when I drink the alcohol on stage” — which she apparently began doing after receiving a stamp of approval from her grandmother.

“This idea of doing this stemmed from, I was in rehearsals and we were starting a new routine [for] ‘Yesterday's Tomorrow's Today,’ and my 21st birthday had just passed,” Siwa explained. “I was like, ‘I wanna f---ing take a shot before this.’ And my grandma was like, ‘Alright, JoJo. You should do it.’ And I was like, alright. Let's do it!”

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The “Karma” singer also shared that her shot o’clock ritual during Pride performances makes crowds go “absolutely ballistic,” adding that it became a “big thing” in June during Los Angeles Pride at the Park.

“I bought out a jug of Tito's, and people were like, ‘Woah. What are you doing? Is it real? Is it fake?’” she recalled. “And I was like, ‘Bitch, it is what it f---ing is. It's a bottle of Tito's.’”

<p>Frazer Harrison/Getty</p> JoJo Siwa performs onstage during LA Pride in the Park on June 8, 2024

Frazer Harrison/Getty

JoJo Siwa performs onstage during LA Pride in the Park on June 8, 2024

Siwa is coming off a string of Pride Fest performances in L.A., London, New York, Miami and Chicago, the latter two of which she sets audience records at. “Chicago Pride WHAT THE F---!!!?” the Dance Moms alum wrote in an Instagram caption celebrating the feat. “What a time to be alive. Yesterday was unreal. I found out I set the record for most people in attendance at Chicago Pride at 2 a f---ing clock in the afternoon… THAT IS NUTTY.”

“You all really did that, showed up and had the best time with me,” the singer continued. “I saw you all with your posters, ur F---IN KARMA MAKEUP YOU ICONS, some construction vests, some JOJO BOWS, f---ing epic. Best f---ing time I love you THANK YOU.”

Related: JoJo Siwa's Chicago Pride Fest Performance Sets New Audience Record: 'That Is Nutty'

Siwa’s recent performances precede her debut EP, Guilty Pleasure, and next single of the same name, both dropping on Friday, July 12. The star announced her first full-length project in an Instagram post featuring her tracklist and a snippet of an upcoming music video. She wrote in the caption, “The count down is ON. ?????????.”

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