Contact sport

WATCH: RuPaul slaps Asia O’Hara upside the head

We’ve always been told that drag is not a contact sport, but RuPaul is not playing around this season.

In a preview of the upcoming eighth episode of Drag Race season ten, we see a whole new side of the beloved host.

In the mini-challenge, the remaining queens partake in what’s supposed to be a hilarious soap opera-style slapping gag.

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But Ru accidentally plants a particularly strong thwap squarely on Asia’s cheek.

Asia, for her part, comes right in with the perfect joke: “It’s about to be Asia O’Hara’s Drag Race! I’m about to own this whole building!”

Watch below, and tune in this Thursday for the full episode: