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Alaska spills tea about the fight that ended her relationship with Sharon

Drag superstar Alaska Thunderfuck stands in front of a purple, spooky background. Her hair is long and blonde, and she's wearing a sexy corset top.

In an interview on the once-popular podcast ‘Hey Qween!’, Alaska Thunderfuck made a few comments about how her relationship with Sharon Needles ended like Tina Turner’s relationship ended with Ike Turner.

She stated:

“It was the night of, like, you know in the Angela Bassett as Tina Turner movie? Where she’s like bloody and beaten and she goes to the hotel and she says, “My name is Tina Turner. And I don’t have any money right now but please give me a hotel.” I sort of had a night like that where we were so drunk and we got in a physical fight. And that was the night I moved out. I went to a hotel and I said, “My name is Tina Turner.” I moved out and I stopped drinking that night. I was like we can’t do this to each other. It needs to be – we need to be separate from each other so we can survive. Cause it wasn’t good. We were fighting. So, that was it. I had a Tina Turner night.

Alaska Thunderfuck talks about her relationship with Sharon Needles ending on ‘Hey Qween!’

But in a Feast of Fun podcast, Alaska clarifies her comments, saying that she wants everyone to know that she didn’t mean it to come across that Sharon Needles “beat the shit out of her”.

Sharon Needles from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 4

Here’s a breakdown of the convo:

Hosts: Dominic Patasa says, “This is somewhat personal, hope you don’t mind. You said in a recent interview that you moved out of your house with Sharon, and stopped drinking, when you got into a physical altercation with her. What was that night like for you emotions wise? Did you feel relief or failure? So proud of all the decisions you’ve been making. Lots of love.”

Alaska: Well, after I – I taped that show with Jonny and it was fabulous. I love ‘Hey Qween!’ and Jonny McGovern is like really an inspiration to me. But afterwards I was like, ‘I hope I didn’t make it sound like Sharon beat the shit out of me because that’s not what happened.’

Hosts: Because you fought back?

Alaska: We got – yeah – we got in a fight together, it got physical, but it wasn’t an abuse thing. It was two men who had had way too much to drink and so we got in a fight. I’m glad that you asked so that I can clear that up.

Hosts: So who won the fight? (laughs)

Alaska: Nobody wins a fight like that. Nobody wins.

So where are they now? Well…that’s another story.

While her drag persona soared to fame after winning “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 4, her off-screen reputation took a major hit. In a December 2021 investigation, the Daily Beast dropped bombshells about allegations against Needles. The claims? Grooming and abuse of a then-15-year-old fan named Annecy (they/them pronouns).

Annecy’s heartbreaking stories revealed alleged manipulation, self-harm encouragement, and even supplying drugs by Needles. The exposé also unveiled other alarming allegations, like fellow contestant Dida Ritz’s accusations of racial slurs behind the scenes. So, what’s the real story behind the spotlight? The drama’s fierce, and the jury’s out – let’s hear your thoughts!

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