RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 runner-up Pearl actually DOES have something on her face now. It’s on her forehead because it’s been stamped RETURN TO SENDER after she recently went on YouTube show Hey Qween and related a story about Ru allegedly giving her the cold shoulder behind the scenes and breaking her spirit. Well, word travels fast and Pearl has learned that you don’t speak on Mama Ru until you’ve received every check you can in relation to your Drag Race association. An out-of-drag Pearl has posted a vid claiming that she’s been blacklisted from all things RPDR.
In the video below, Pearl claims that she hadn’t gone on the show intending to tell the story that she did. But she finally decided to talk about the moment that she’d “been holding in for a really long time.” She also claims that she never expected all of this controversy to erupt over her revelation. (It should be noted that this is Drag Race controversy and restricted to a very specific portion of the population. So don’t give me a side-eye for using “controversy.” Bitches get heated over this show. Some of my friends still aren’t speaking over differing opinions about BenDeLaCreme mailing herself home.)
And then Pearl served us the tea with nary a hint of honey.
“If you wanna know the real T, I had a producer from RuPaul’s Drag Race call me after the interview aired and guaranteed me that I would never come back and do All Stars. Now, I was never dumb enough to think I would be invited back for All Stars, and I was definitely not gunning for it at all, but to openly punish me for being honest about a situation that happened with me after four years of silence is disgusting and shameful. This narrative about how we, Drag Race contestants, owe our lives to RuPaul’s Drag Race, that needs to completely change. I’m very sorry to inform you, but I’m finally at the place in my life where I am confident enough to know that I would have been somebody with or without Drag Race.”
However, Pearl also says don’t blame RuPaul because Ru is basically Mt. Rushmore. She’s eternal, she’s not going anywhere, and her face is smooth like granite with or without Season 1 vaseline on the lens.
“RuPaul is not gonna change,” she says. “She’s the kind of person who doesn’t really seem to have anything to gain, lose, or learn in this world. She’s kind of this wealth of knowledge and this beacon of hope. So, it’s not like RuPaul is going to call me, apologizing. I mean, honestly if you think something, anything remotely close to that is going to happen, it absolutely will not happen.”
Pearl also says that she did this video to help out future contestants. Another way that queens who have already competed could help out future contestants is to warn them against using live animals as accessories. Because live animals DIE when you coop them up inside a bracelet without poking air holes in it first.