It has been a whirlwind a week for the contestants RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10. Between doing press, making appearances around the country, and finally airing the finale episode the season, the queens have been all over the map.
One those destinations was at VH1’s 2018 Trailblazer Honors, where some the girls walked the red carpet and even introduced pop star Bebe Rexha before her show-ending performance.
But Rexha said she was not impressed with the way that the queens carried themselves at the event. Taking to Twitter Tuesday morning (July 3), she wrote that she felt disrespected by the girls.
“I met some the contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race and I wasn’t in hair and makeup so they didn’t know it was me and they were COLD af,” Rexha wrote. She added in another tweet, “The funny thing is they actually presented my performance. But ladies it doesn’t take much to be nice. Eureka was the only one to hug me.”
Fans immediately began speculating about what happened, asking Rexha what they had done and how they were acting. “They just were cold and didn’t talk to anyone like they were the shit. And they seemed exhausted, but try my schedule and let’s talk ladies.”
The winner season 10, Aquaria, initially responded to Rexha’s tweet, writing that she was sorry for not recognizing her. “I totally was so mushy brained that I didn’t realize until it was too late but lady you sounded INCREDIBLE in ur performances and I am living for the new album!!!” she wrote.
Rexha responded, saying that it was OK. “I get it. I was just really sad, cause I really love you guys, I just want to be you’re sic] best-friend.”
But soon after, Aquaria hopped on her own Twitter account to let her fans know what had really happened. In a long series tweets, the queen wrote that she and her fellow top four sisters were glad to be at the event, but that Rexha was perpetuating a stereotype that drag queens are “stuck up bitches who don’t have time for the people who enjoy our work.” She added in a message to Rexha, “Stop tryna do whatever Nicki Minaj is talking about and jumpin online and making us the bad guys. We love u babe. The kids love u. We’re not trying to be stuck up and rude.”
The queen ended her tweetstorm by saying that she and the other queens meant no fense, while also adding that she felt attacked by Rexha’s words. “Just know we’re cool with u and loved ur performances and u think we’re evil villains because we didn’t suck ur toes,” she wrote.
Read the full set tweets from Rexha and Aquaria below.