Raja, season three winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race and All Stars 7 contestant, has accused an airport bar staff member of publicly humiliating her over an alleged false accusation over a stolen wine glass.
In a now deleted Instagram post, the queen outlined the incident that involved the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Four Peaks Brewing bar, claiming that a staff member tailed her over suspected theft.
“I don’t think it’s cool to be treated poorly while travelling. Yo, I got a burger and wine for almost $60 including a tip for this a–hole, and this dude followed me to my gate accusing me of stealing a wine glass. What the actual FUK?” Raja wrote in the caption of her post, additionally tagging the location and calling it “a joke.”
As part of the post was a Google review for the airport bar that read: “What in the actual fuk is happening at this establishment?! I’m at the Phoenix airport. A burger and a wine cost me almost $60 with a tip, and the bartender accused me of stealing his wine glass?
“The dude actually went to my gate and humiliated me in front of people asking for a glass! Todays date is October 1st 2023. I am on route to LA and stopped in this restaurant for food and some wine and instead accosted.”
Alongside the review she rated the food, service and atmosphere one out of five.
Raja has subsequently deleted her Instagram post and replaced it with another that reads: “Decided to delete my rant post about the Phoenix airport restaurant. They’re apologised and are now aware that perhaps they should check their employees. Have a nice day everyone.”
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The LA-based queen is one of the most famous alumni to come out of the expansive Drag Race franchise, who took home the crown on season three, before delighting fans and returning to the highly-anticipated all-winners season of All Stars.
The legendary season saw eight former winners return to battle it out for the ‘Queen of All Queens’ title, which was eventually won by season five victor Jinkx Monsoon.
After winning two challenges, Raja was declared the ‘Queen of She Done Already Done Had Herses’ following a fierce lip-sync tournament.
Read here for our interview with Raja, where she reflects on her All Stars 7 experience.