Rihanna has RuPaul’s Drag Race “on the brain,” and apparently, one contestant in particular!
Ever since RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 took off on VH1 on Jan. 1, 2021, Symone has been a clear frontrunner. Originally from Conway, Ark., but currently based in Los Angeles, Calif. — she’s drag sisters with the polished GiGi Goode — the effortlessly talented queen hit the ground running and hit the main stage serving up looks. With seven episodes of Season 13 having aired to date, Symone has “two maxi challenges” under her championship belt so far, per ScreenRant. That’s a pretty fierce batting average. And she strutted the stage in a beaded ensemble in Episode 7, one that RuPaul even called one of his favorite looks of any season. Symone’s lip syncing skills are fierce, and her level of drag for her age is impressive. Plus she’s a laugh “fact’ry”, as her acting challenge win would tell you. Well, casual fans are not the only ones who are taking notice. Symone has also gained a fan in… Rihanna. Yes, the Rihanna!
The pop superstar reached out to the irresistible drag queen on Instagram direct message to share some sweet and hilarious words of encouragement. There are definitely a lot of heavy hitters in RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13, like the fashion-forward and history-making Gottmik, or the lip sync titan Denali. But they do not have a DM from RiRi! Scroll down to see the message Rihanna sent Symone.
The internet is loving Rihanna's DM to Symone
So, what did Rihanna have to say to RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Symone? The Fenty founder reached out to the Ebony Enchantress to gush, and offer some inspiring words as Season 13 continues. As ScreenRant noted, Symone posted the DM on her Instagram page, but then deleted it, though fans already captured the sweet (if expletive-filled) message.
“You soooo EVERYTHING!!!! Nasty lil b***h! I live for every second of it! You’re a true joy to watch!” Rihanna wrote on Instagram DM, according to the outlet. Symone thanked Rihanna and took a moment to take it all in. “Omg my Queen! You have no idea what that means to me,” Symone replied. Rihanna then messaged again, writing, “I’m so f**king proud when I watch you! Like, you get it!!! And you’re so comfortable being you, it makes my spirit smile! Please… no brakes, all gas!!” Aw! You can also watch Symone read the message out loud in disbelief, as the super cute video of the drag queen doing just that was shared on Twitter by PopCrave.
Fans are already erupting. “[R]ihanna blessed symone by dms we already know who the winner is,” one wrote on Twitter. “So Rihanna for s14 confirmed,” wrote another, implying that Rihanna would make a great guest judge on the reality competition. We love this Rihanna and Symone friendship! Maybe we can get a collaboration from the pair at some point? You never know.
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