If it wasn’t apparent yet, RuPaul’s Drag Race has solidified itself as a fixture in today’s pop culture. On last night’s (May 6) episode of Saturday Night Live, the show featured a skit centered around the phenomenon -- and how the show is attracting unsuspected fans. Trinity Taylor, one of the current contestants on the show, was name-dropped several times, and she spoke exclusively to Billboard about what it was like to be mentioned on the iconic show.
Did you know that SNL had planned on having a skit centering around Drag Race?
No, absolutely not. I was actually in the bathroom of my hotel last night, getting ready for a show. I was on Instagram Live and my cast member Alexis Michelle was in the chat and she was like, ‘Oh my god! They mentioned you on SNL! Turn it on right now.’ I couldn’t because I didn’t know what channel it was, but I was so surprised.
I thought that they had maybe just said my name with the rest of the girls, but then I watched the skit and saw that they said my name several times and it made my whole week.