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RuPaul's Drag Race Preview: Who Told Peppermint She'd Never Work Again?

Friday’s Drag Race (VH1, 8/7c) promises to be a battle royale — not that we’d expect anything less from this pack of ambitious queens — but before all hell breaks loose, RuPaul is getting to know his final four a little better. First up: Peppermint!

TVLine has an exclusive sneak peek at tonight’s episode, in which Peppermint shares one of the biggest obstacles she’s had to overcome as both a drag performer and a trans woman.

She recalls, “A really well-known and respected queen back in New York said, ‘Are you transitioning? If you are, I’ll support you.’ Then she immediately said, ‘But you know you’ll never work in the gay community again as a drag queen.'”

Hit PLAY on the clip below to find out how those words have affected Peppermint in the competition, then cast your vote for the queen you want to win.


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5 Comments
  1. Ninamags says:

    Sasha and Trinity seem to be the only interesting queens. Everybody else is sort of boring.

    I wish Valentina was still there.

  2. Joey says:

    I really don’t know who to vote for. I really enjoy all of the queens that are left. I don’t think Peppermint has the track record on the show to win, but I still really like her. If I was forced to choose…well, I can’t but I agree with Ninamags that for me its between Sasha and Trinity, as much as I really love Shea and Peppermint.

  3. Babalooo says:

    I will admit I have mixed feelings about trans women doing drag. If they want to identify as a woman and dress as a woman, how is that actually still drag? A woman dressing up as a woman is not drag. A woman dressing up as a man is drag. So should she become a drag king instead? But I will follow the lead brought down from Mama Ru, you’re born naked and the rest is drag.

    • will says:

      Drag is much more performative. Drag U was an entire show dedicated to the queens making up people, usually (but not always) women, in drag makeup and really show the difference between being a woman, being a man, and doing drag. They also usually have an episode every season where they do the same thing and sometimes it’s men like this season with the crew but other times it’s women

  4. Nikki Mcclam says:

    Last week I was really surprise at Michelle because she didn’t comment on shea and Sasha looks that they sole from other episodes..i want you to go back. I believe the looks came from Raja. Any who. I think they should have been call out, instead they were lifted up as new age sheek. Not fair to the other girls