There’s a show on Spike TV that many believe has taken some ideas from “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” “Lip Sync Battle ” is a show that features popular celebrities lip syncing to popular songs (via Complex). The idea was a popular segment on Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show” that got its own spot on the network.
If you’re a fan of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” you know the idea of a lip sync battle well. When two queens are up for elimination on the show, they face off to a hit song to fight for their spot in the show. Whoever wins gets to stay, while the other queen is eliminated (via Bustle).
RuPaul feels the show “Lip Sync Battle ” is a “cheap rip-off” of the elimination format on “Drag Race” (via The Richest). Drag queens have always been known for their lip sync performances, so it’s no surprise the show features this process for elimination. Ru finds it frustrating to see a show made by non-LGBTQ+ members taking the idea and making their own show out of it.