TMZ says that it’s finally happened: a drag queen has made the news for what I can only assume was a drunken night out. Considering how many drag queens have hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of followers on Instagram, and how many seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race there have been I am stunned that it has taken this long for me to experience a drag queen getting busted in real-time. Well blessings be to the gods because Rupaul’s Drag Race contestant, Tatianna was arrested for disorderly conduct in Atlanta. And admits she wasn’t exactly serving FACE in her mug shot.
Joey Santolini is the government name of Tatianna, the queen from season 2 who made a comeback into the public eye and our hearts with RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars season 2. Well ,beyond being a spoken word poet of the highest caliber:
Sources tell TMZ that Tati was arrested after fighting with a nightclub employee who wouldn’t let her in through the Employees Only door. Tatianna allegedly followed the employee into the building through a door she wasn’t supposed to use. This employee seems like a mess, because the story goes that they took a picture with Tatianna and then would not let her come inside and told her to go around to the front. Like a commoner? After you just got a picture with her? I don’t think this is the picture–but it’s a picture taken on the same day:
— Barry Brandon (@TheQueerIndigo) October 14, 2019
Tatianna decided to just ignore the employee and and came in anyway. Then the police were called.
Sources say once the 5-0 got there, Tatianna “refused to leave peacefully after being asked … and had to be escorted out the joint in handcuffs.”
'RuPaul's Drag Race' Star Tatianna Arrested for Disorderly Conduct https://t.co/YhdKHR2cwc
— TMZ (@TMZ) October 14, 2019
That facial expression says: Holding in a fart and a burp at the same time. But besides that, she’s serving. Look at that nose contour! Those lashes are not even looking slightly askew even after crying from an arrest! That highlight is catching all of what the Atlanta PD’s digital camera has to offer. Sis is really showing us how to look good getting arrested.
Tati commented on the situation on Twitter:
im fine! It was a dumb situation that I wish didn't happen but shit happens and people make mistakes. There was no violence or ridiculousness. I'm crying in the picture because I was scared and had never been in that position before. wish I would have just smiled. https://t.co/36Oxb0tsvn
— TATIANNA (@TATIANNANOW) October 14, 2019
Well, I’m sure she spent the evening teaching all the people of the drunk-tank how to lip-sync for their legacy.