RuPaul graced Marc Lamont Hill and VH1 Live! last night with his presence to speak on none other than RuPaul’s Drag Race and the amazing impact the show has made on the culture. The glam gawd snagged the Emmy for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program last week during the Creative Arts Emmys, beating out American Idol host Ryan Secrest. In case you didn’t know, that’s kind of a big deal. Ru admits that even he was shocked, seeing as Ryan has made a helluva lot of people famous throughout the years. After eight seasons of hosting RuPaul’s Drag Race, it’s about damn time.
Although an Emmy for a once “controversial” show didn’t seem plausible at one point in time, that didn’t discourage Ru from beginning this journey many years ago. If anything, growing up in the ’70s with limited liberties served as a motivation. He says the current political struggle taking place is nothing more than a battle between the 20th and 21st centuries. After that Emmy win, it may be safe to say the 21st century is kicking the 20th century’s ass.
This season of RuPaul’s Drag Race is nothing like it’s ever been before. Ru spiced it up this go around by giving the girls the ability to eliminate one another. With the high stakes, the glam, the twists, and THE SHADE, honey-it’s no secret why it’s the #1 trending show on Thursdays. The all-star queens are killing the competition but Ru still has no favorites, mhmmm.
Ru better sleep with that Emmy, yass! Don’t miss an all new VH1 Live! next Monday at 11/10c!