Quiet, Children: RuPaul Has Things to Say About Trump, Awards, and Cops

Here's Why RuPaul Prays Every Day

RuPaul doesn't just slay — he prays.

The host of RuPaul's Drag Race sat down with The Advocate reporter Daniel Reynolds last Tuesday to discuss a wide range of issues, including his spirituality.

"When I pray in the morning — I’m not religious, but I pray — it’s the act of bowing down to something, a higher power," said RuPaul, adding, "It’s a way to disengage my own ego, which is important."

Speaking on the set of season 9, RuPaul also said how the reality competition of drag performers, which recently received two Emmy nominations, can also be a source of hope for those going through difficulty.

"The show is really about the tenacity of the human spirit, to live like the lotus flower in the muck and mire of muddy hideousness. That flower still shines," he said, in response to how Drag Race can help address crises like the HIV epidemic among black gay and bisexual men.

"Life is dangerous. There are no guarantees," said RuPaul, who also discussed the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality.

"I’m 55, always been black, always been gay. I don’t fuck with the police," RuPaul said. However, he also pushed back against labels.

"I come from a long line of people who identify as freaks, freaks of nature, who question everything and decide, I’m not gonna put a label on it. I’m just gonna go for it," he said.

Watch the interview below to hear RuPaul talk more about politics, the presidential election, his Emmy nomination, the possibility of drag kings on future seasons, and the upcoming season on RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race, which premieres Thursday on Logo.

 

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