During Season 7 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” RuPaul very publicly clashed with a contestant. Pearl, who made it to the final three that season, and RuPaul had one of the most awkward moments in the show’s herstory, which ended with Pearl asking if there was something on her face because of the way Ru was looking at her (via CheatSheet).
Pearl ultimately told her side of the story on an episode of the web show “Hey Qween.” She said that she previously had a less-than-pleasant encounter with the show’s host during filming.
Pearl recalled, “I turned to RuPaul and said, ‘Oh my god, thank you so much. It’s such an honor to be here, such a pleasure to meet you, you have no idea.’ Just giving her everything I ever wanted to say to her,” adding that RuPaul didn’t appreciate the offer. “She turned to me and she said: ‘Nothing you say matters unless that camera is rolling,” Pearl continued (via Pink News UK).
When asked about the interaction, JuJuBee told Gay Times UK, “I saw the interview with Pearl, and it made me kind of wonder if it was a misunderstanding, because I just feel like I know RuPaul on a completely different level, and there’s so much respect there.” She added, “I worked with Ru on ‘Drag U,’ and I would see him roller skating during lunch, and she’d be like, ‘Hey girl!’ We joked around a lot.” Finally, Jujubee said, “I experienced something completely different from Pearl, and I feel bad about that. I’m sorry, girl.”