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King Tyra is telling fans to stop asking about returning to Drag Race

King Tyra is telling fans to stop asking about returning to Drag Race

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RuPaul’s Drag Race season 2 winner also opened up about about that controversial Morgan McMichaels post.

King Tyra is, once again, trying to set the record straight with fans.

Over the years, the relationship between King Tyra (who many fans know from his previous drag persona, Tyra Sanchez) and Drag Race has only deteriorated. King Tyra has attempted to distance himself as much as possible from the series, which has been a challenging tactic given that he won season 2 and is always considered/documented as one of the people who won Drag Race. He also has several fans that got to know him through Drag Race and rooted for him in the competition.

In a new series of Instagram posts shared by King Tyra over the weekend, he showed that he still keeps the file and artwork related to his controversial “RIP Morgan McMichaels” project.

At the time when this was released, many Drag Race fans actually believed that Morgan (a fellow Drag Race season 2 alum) had passed away, and Morgan had to appear in a live-stream to clarify that she was still alive. King Tyra wrote in this initial Instagram story:

“Cause b*tches think I be lying. I stand on business.”

King Tyra via Instagram

Instagram (@thatdamntyra)

King Tyra added in a subsequent Instagram Story post:

“If you are here because you have hopes that I will one day return to a show I clearly expressed abused and misused me, then leave now. Go directly away now. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. You are part of the problem and you are a problem. Stop wasting wishes and prayers on something that’s not ever going to happen. Keep your hopes to yourself or enjoy the block.”

King Tyra via Instagram

Instagram (@thatdamntyra)

In a grid post on Instagram, King Tyra reiterated that “RIP Morgan McMichaels” was a creative endeavor, and that he was taken too seriously and got attacked by fans as if he was literally announcing Morgan’s death. In the story, King Tyra even compares his project with recent diss tracks from Megan Thee Stallion (“Hiss”), Nicki Minaj (“Big Foot”), and Cardi B (“Like What”).

He wrote:

“Because I’m so sick of weak individuals. Grow some balls or use the ones god gave you. This was an album cover for a song that was uploaded to SoundCloud. It’s rap beef! No different from Nicki, Cardi, Megan, Kim, or anyone else. Stop appropriating my culture if you don’t understand us. The b*tch is dead to me and therefore I made the album cover to match. You new age gays and you yt ppl get on my last f*cking nerve. To claim I falsely announced someone’s death knowing damn well it was a simple album cover is ridiculous. I am so sick of you. Your presence is neither required nor desired here. If you don’t understand my art, then you don’t understand me. Get off my [eggplant emoji].”

King Tyra via Instagram

Instagram (@thatdamntyra)

King Tyra also shared a series of drawings related to the allegations that he was going to set off a bomb while attending RuPaul’s DragCon.

“THIS IS NOT A BOMB THREAT. THIS IS ART. I AM SO SICK OF YOU [redacted],” King Tyra wrote in one of the posts.

King Tyra via Instagram

Instagram (@thatdamntyra)

King Tyra has attempted several times to distance himself for good from the Drag Race franchise and fans. Unfortunately, those efforts have seemingly not worked given that he’s still receiving messages from fans asking him about the show. One would think that people who support King Tyra would support that standpoint and stay clear from any Drag Race references, but it’s unlikely that King Tyra would be sharing so many posts about this situation if he wasn’t still getting flooded with messages about the series.

All we hope for King Tyra is that he is fulfilled by his creative endeavors and is no longer flooded with messages about a show that he’s had bad experiences with. At this point, it feels like that sentiment has been made very clear.

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Bernardo Sim

Bernardo Sim experiences and explains queer multiverses. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.

Bernardo Sim experiences and explains queer multiverses. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.