Jinkx Monsoon, the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5, has spoken out about an argument that allegedly occurred between former Drag Race competitor Willam Belli and the show’s titular host.
You may recall, in a podcast aired on Halloween, Belli said that she and Ru got into a fight over Ru’s treatment of a mutual friend. Belli reportedly told Ru that she should visit the friend in person, to which Ru allegedly responded, “How f*cking dare you.”
After a brief back-and-forth, Ru allegedly told Belli, “F*ck you.” Belli told the podcast, “I said ‘F*ck you too b*tch’ … because, you know what, no one else calls her on her bullsh*t.”
In a recent interview with Gay Star News, Monsoon commented on the argument.
While Monsoon admitted that she hadn’t heard Willam’s podcast interview, Monsoon said, “Willam does speak her mind a lot, and her mind is very opinionated… We are very different people with different ways of operating and thinking.”
“I think people have different experiences with RuPaul because they give him different energy and he responds,” Monsoon continued. “I’ve never had a negative experience with Ru, but I’m just not a c*nty b*tch at all! I don’t think I’d bring that out in Ru.”
Monsoon added, “The way Willam runs her mouth is something I don’t think I’d ever find myself doing.”
Despite Monsoon’s candor, she also mentioned that she and Belli have always gotten along as “really good friends” and that she has much respect for Belli as a fellow artist and professional.
Belli isn’t the only former Drag Race participant who claims to have had a bad run-in with Ru.
Last August, season 7 competitor Pearl said that Ru broke her spirit by telling her that her words and actions didn’t matter unless they were captured on camera. Pearl later claimed she was banned from ever appearing in any future seasons of All Stars for sharing his story.
In February 2017, Lucian Piane, a man who used to serve as the show’s musical collaborator, publicly accused RuPaul of ignoring him during his public mental breakdown. In his posts, he called Ru “a sham,” adding, “He is not [a good person.] Don’t buy his sad, chicken-shit rubbish.”
Piane was later booted from Twitter for making racist tweets.