Monique Heart is one of RuPaul’s Drag Race’s undisputed meme queens. Period! What more proof than a slew of celebrities who use her quotables, the latest of which is Rihanna?
In a recent post to Instagram Stories, Heart compared one of her recent print looks to one of Riri’s. “Feeling like my sis @badgalriri” she wrote above side by side photos of her and Rihanna. Rihanna’s look was originally posted in February. “#Browncowstunning,” Heart also wrote on the diptych, quoting herself from Drag Race. Animal prints (mostly cow, but sometimes cheetah) have become a staple for Heart.
The Bajan princess agreed that there were similarities, according to a screenshot of a DM from Rihanna herself.
“Facts are facts af,” Rihanna responded back. Well America, we have a winner.
Whether Ri is a long-time fan of the show (her stylist Mel Ottenberg is a fan so it’s plausible,) or whether she’s just seen footage circulating online, is unclear, but what we do know is that Heart has truly won in the game of pop culture resonance. Rih now joins others like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as having quoted the Drag Race alum.
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Being a meme queen is a status that Heart has spoken about before with a bit of skepticism. Earlier this year she told Out that while the fandom may quote her and turn her into memes, “it really doesn’t seem like the fandom is there [to support] if you want me to be completely honest.” So while the quoting is great and all, we hope that at the least Miss Brown Cow Stunning is getting a follow back.