Alaska Thunderf--k Parodies 'Despacito' With a 'Drag Race' Spin
Just when we thought long-running Hot 100 No.1 hit “Despacito” had finally been left behind with the summer, Alaska Thunderfuck is bringing it back with her own RuPaul’s Drag Race-themed version, “Valentina.” Thunderfuck dedicates the song to season nine’s controversial Miss Congeniality winner Valentina, and the infamous red mask that made RuPaul sashay her away.
In its black, white, and red video, Thunderfuck dresses up in a sultry cowgirl getup and Valentina’s beatnik-inspired interview outfit, singing in broken Spanish about the queen’s blunder: “Valentina, éste es un lip sync, cómo no entiendes?” (“Valentina, this is a lip sync, how do you not understand?”).
The song doesn’t just throw shade at Valentina: Thunderfuck also sings about Gia Gunn being the most Latina-looking Asian on the show, reminds Nina Bonina Brown that she’ll never be Blac Chyna, and even denounces Pres. Trump by ripping up a picture of him, saying he’s not her “presidente.” She also puts her cowboy hat to good work, paying homage to season 9 winner Sasha Velour’s winning lip sync performance by having roses dramatically drop from her hat.
Watch the parody below.
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