RuPaul’s Drag Race star Spice has spoken out about an “infamous” lip-sync moment that was previously left on the cutting room floor.
During her lip-sync against Sugar to ‘You Better Run’ by Pat Benatar in the third episode of season 15, the twins each put in a pair of fake teeth as they mimed the words of the song.
The judges seemed less than impressed by the gimmick, which Spice has since commented on publicly.
“Ahh the infamous lip sync moment they cut,” she wrote in response to a fan who had shared a clip of the moment.
“I’m kinda gagged they actually showed it bc that was quite literally us trolling them right in front of their faces lmao! Bc we both knew Sugar was going home regardless bc Ru hated her after she asked him what his body count was.”
Ahh the infamous lip sync moment they cut 🤣 I’m kinda gagged they actually showed it bc that was quite literally us trolling them right in front of their faces lmao! Bc we both knew Sugar was going home regardless bc Ru hated her after she asked him what his body count was ☠️ https://t.co/tUc6DCGgP9
— SPICE ⭑ (@callmespice_) August 9, 2023
The moment Spice is referring to occurred during Snatch Game, though whether or not it impacted the outcome of the lip-sync is unconfirmed.
Despite not originally being included in the episode, the moment has since been made available to fans after Paramount+ released the season’s full 90-minute episodes on 9 August.
“You asked for it, and you got it – and we’re thrilled to deliver 90-minute episodes for all of Season 15, showcasing the joy and genius of this legendary cast,” World of Wonder co-founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato said.
Drag Race was recently nominated for nine Emmys, including Outstanding Reality Competition Program and Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program.
RuPaul, who is the most decorated Black artist in the history of the Emmys, was also nominated for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program.