Why Was Willam Belli Eliminated from RuPaul’s Drag Race?
With no time to adjust my tuck or put my nipple back into my gown the most hated/envied contestant of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 was sent home tonight. The shocking part is SHE WASN’T EVEN IN THE BOTTOM TWO! After throwing up during the judging and unusually quiet through the entire episode many were led to believe Miss ‘Oh I was in Rihanna’s video‘ and ‘Oh, these are Versace‘ either had a eating disorder, called home without permission, or is/was abusing drugs. What rule did Willam break that got her sent home?
Here’s the tea I got from Logo’s official blog…
RuPaul’s Drag Race had its most shocking episode to date this evening when Willam, the winner of the weekly challenge, was sent home for breaking one of the rules. What rule however we do not know for sure. What the what?!
The show released a statement saying: “During the filming of the fourth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, it was brought to the producers attention that Willam had not complied with the rules as set forth in his competition contract. As a result, and in fairness to the other contestants, Willam was forced to leave the show. This issue will be addressed in the upcoming reunion special.”
In the words of Latrice Royale ‘we all fall down… but bitch when you get back up you better be SICKENING!’ Let’s hope when the season finale and reunion air on April 30th that’s exactly what Willam will be. In the mean time, check out this new song and video ‘Chow Down (at Chik-fil-a)‘ by Willam that JUST SO HAPPENED to premiere the same day her shocking elimination occured.
Why do you think Willam was eliminated?
Here’s an interview that just posted of Willam and Entertainment Weekly. Was the elimination a publicity stunt? Here’s an excerpt:
So, everyone will be dying to know: What happened with the disqualification?
Oh, f—, I didn’t win?
You’re pulling the funny here, but what really happened?
What do you think I did?
I don’t know — you were barfing there on the runway. Are you bulimic and that’s against the rules?
Here’s the thing: I had an abortion. The anesthesia just made me sick. I will say this: I wasn’t caught doing anything. Everything that I did, I admitted and I brought to everyone’s attention.
Why do you have to be cryptic about what happened on last night’s episode?
Oh, no, no — not at all. We don’t have to be cryptic. It’s my choice. I want people to keep tuning in. Maybe watch me at the reunion.
So, we’ll find out what happens at the reunion?
Yeah, or maybe everyone should write into the network and say, “We want Willam — give him his own show!” Or, some bulls— like that, “Put him on Drag U!” That kind of crap.
Was this all a plan to garner publicity?
I don’t know! It seemed like my schedule was quite jam-packed, like I was in New York doing an off-Broadway show the next week. I have no idea. Like, I’m going to leave all these answers up to wiser men than I at the network. I do like the fact that they didn’t make it seem like I got caught doing something, like my hand was in the cookie jar. Everything that I did on that show was pretty much in character, except for when I cried.
Was what you did bad?
If I was good at what I was doing — which they considered “bad” — is it still considered “bad”? I’m trying not to be an a–hole here, but it’s not working out very well.
Anything you want to tell your fans or viewers out there?
To quote RuPaul: “It’s now available on iTunes.” I would love for people to download my music on iTunes — it’s called “Trouble.” Because I’m a big, bad troublemaker.
You have a new single?
That came out last week. The video is going to be directed by Chi Chi LaRue, and that’s going to be out in April. It’s written by Tom Truijllo and Ben Bove, who write a lot of RuPaul’s music.
What’s the vibe of it?
It’s dance — it’s a real club banger. All those RuPaul girls try to have a single and, so, this is my official dance single. I do like the comedy stuff and parodying pop culture, so I also have that “Chow Down (at Chick-fil-A)” video, which just came out.
How did that come about?
Well, I wasn’t a big Chick-fil-A fan, I guess, I never really knew about them because I’m from Philly and they don’t have them there. I was eating there with my girlfriends and they were telling me how [they support anti-gay organizations]. I was like, “Oh that sucks about the gay thing.” And then, I got diarrhea from it, so I was like, “F— this, I’m gonna write a song.” The fact that they come after gay people, let me come for you. The worst endorsement for a Christian chicken eatery is three drag queens. So it’s like, “Alright, alright, boo.” In reality, I just wanted to wear a bobbed wig.