Unhinged ‘Drag Race’ Judge Lucian Paine Launches GoFundMe For New Album, Raises $5


2016 has been unkind to many, and (former?) RuPaul‘s Drag Race judge Lucien Piane is certainly not immune. Boy, has he been dragged through the mud lately.

But while most who have brushed up against hardship or tragedy this year were merely passive bystanders of life’s merciless rollercoaster ride, Piane’s 2016 saga played out a little differently.

Namely, to the chorus to this Raidohead song. If you’re in no mood for mid-90s grunge nostalgia (totally understandable), we’ll paraphrase: He did it to himself.

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First came the Clinton bashing and vague support of Donald Trump’s campaign for president:

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Then he doubled down on the conspiracy talk, and copy-pasted his way at a fervent call to action:

This was mostly just annoying. The election wast just a few days out, and we didn’t need voices like his bubbling to the surface. But there it was anyways.

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After the election, when you might think he’d take a hint and scuttle back his rhetoric, he decided to take the opposite approach, publicly invoking his right to use the “n” word in a series of WTF posts:

Yikes. Just yikes.

So what’s Lucien up to these days, you surely aren’t asking but we’re about to tell you anyhow?

He’s trying to get back into the studio so he can hammer out these (and who knows how many more!) creative visions into a new album.

Oh, and he’d like your money to meet this goal.

Lucian has set up a GoFundMe page titled simply “Lucien album.”

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“I wanna make a bomb ass album,” he writes.  “The money is going to be to hire an orchestra, orchestrator, copyists, producers, mixing, mastering and any other misc expenses.”

“Thanks for your help. I guarantee you it will be amazing,” he assures us. There’s someone else who’s been promising to make everything “amazing” lately, but we won’t go into that here.

So how’s the effort faring?

Well, two days ago someone named Jay Tyler donated $5. That was awfully nice of you, Jay.

Next — oh. Yeah, actually it’s just Jay’s $5 in the pot — just a hair shy of the $120k goal. (EDIT: We took another look, and the total now is $15. Almost there!)

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The comments section offers some insight into how many are interpreting Piane’s fundraising efforts:

“This campaign should be reported. This is beyond bogus! Please get some professional mental health,” writes Lochary Skidmore Davenport.

“Didn’t Rebecca Black do ‘Friday’ for a LOT less money? If you had talent. You would not need a ‘GoFuckYourself’ page,” reasons Mark Anthony Vitelli.

And then perhaps the most apropos plea, made by Wm Daddycub:

“You really need to use the money to get some help with your mental health and/or substance abuse problem. Your Twitter rants prove that you aren’t in your right mind. When you start a GoFundMe to be institutionalized, I’ll be glad to donate.”

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  • oilburner

    Remember when Lucian was a cute , kinda bitchy lil queen from RDR ? Whenever any of the queens made dumb or off the wall comments he would just side eye them and act like he was so above, over and beyond it all. If only I’d known he was just as trashy as everybody else.

  • jr111585

    Funny how before or after he started that gofundme page, he posted his bank statements and let everyone know that he was basically broke and homeless. And then he wants us to believe that all of that money he is asking for is for an album he is going to create and then sell for FREE? I smell a crock of bullshit here. My thoughts, based on everything so far- are that he wants the money to continue supporting his obvious drug addiction. BUT if he is drug-free and all of this is the blame of serious mental issues, then I truly apologize. But the man that he has become and portrays himself on social media, I would not believe a word he says, let alone his plea for money that he says will go to an album that he will then sell for free… While remaining broke, ill, and homeless… lol yeah right, Lucian.

  • Xzamilloh

    Wow, the struggle is real with that dude… it’s like super sad now. But, I bet he has the bomb ass sex game… before he tries to bite it off, that is.

  • Prax07

    Some of us just come unhinged sometimes, it happens. Not gonna hate on the man for it. Happened to me in July (attempted suicide). Sometimes something happens that we can’t deal with and perspective and things come undone.

  • dean089

    It’s funny when someone’s fifteen minutes of fame are over and done before they even realize it.

  • Kheft

    Ru has already commented on Lucian’s meltdown and asked us to be compassionate. I agree his behavior is sufficient to raise alarms among anyone who cares for him. I hope they will guide him to the help he clearly needs. Hate the behavior, yes, but don’t hate on the poor man whose demons have clearly overtaken him. I find this whole spectacle incredibly sad, and I question the wisdom of the tone of the reportage. Will not support much less condone Lucian’s conduct but I do pray for his recovery. Compassion, please.

  • CaliKyle

    @Arconcyyon: Kindly get the fuck out of here you spammy nonsensical troll. Queerty why do you let this sort of bullshit posting thru??

  • Josh S

    He should take the $50 and buy some psych meds. Or some manners. Or maybe a few ounces of humanity. I have zero patience with vicious queens acting like fucking 7th graders.

  • oilburner

    @Xzamilloh: you know what’s crazy is I find him way more sexier and a total turn on now that he’s gone crazy.

  • QJ201

    off meds or on meth

    and he’s up to 50 bucks

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