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Drag Race's Morphine Love Dion clarifies that they're nonbinary

Drag Race's Morphine Love Dion clarifies that they're nonbinary

Morphine Love Dion on RuPaul's Drag Race season 16 confessional
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The RuPaul’s Drag Race season 16 star tells Out that she’s been identifying as nonbinary for a few years.

We’re always rooting for LGBTQ+ folx to live as their most authentic selves.

Morphine Love Dion entered the competition on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 16 as one of the queens representing Miami. While Morphine’s gender identity hasn’t yet come up on the show, one particular post on X (formerly Twitter) prompted the Drag Race star to speak up.

Morphine has talked about getting a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) on Drag Race, but it was mostly a silly/lighthearted topic of conversation on the show. This week, however, fans kept tagging Morphine in an X post from Dr. Miami that reads, “Yes men get BBLs too.”

In response, Morphine quote-reposted the X post and wrote:

“Hiii I love y’all [so much] but [please] stop tagging me in this. Y’all know I’m a they/them/her right? And if you didn’t know, now [you] know. [heart emoji].”

To clarify things even further, Out reached out to Morphine and asked the Miami queen to explain how they identify out of drag. “I’m nonbinary, more to the femme side,” Morphine tells Out. “It’s just something I’ve personally been more comfortable identifying as for years now.”

On Instagram (@morphinelovemua), Morphine also has they/them/her pronouns in their bio.

Morphine Love Dion via Instagram

Instagram (@morphinelovemua)

Now, some context about the particular X post that fans get tagging Morphine on.

If you’ve been too busy following the Megan Thee Stallion vs. Nicki Minaj feud, you might’ve missed other alleged jabs included in Thee Stallion’s “Hiss” diss track. One of them — “These n****s hate on BBLs and be walking ‘round with the same scars / Real curvy, no edging” — is an alleged diss directed at Drake.

There is a long-running rumor/joke among rappers feuding with Drake that the rapper secretly got a liposuction procedure — one that he allegedly tries to hide at all costs. However, the procedure has seemingly left marks on his body that resemble those of a BBL.

Some fans find it hypocritical that Drake released a song like “BBL Love” in his 2023 album For All the Dogs seemingly talking down on people who have had BBLs. He also draws a parallel between having a “fake ass” and giving out “fake love.” The Genius annotation for the song reads:

“This track sees him draw comparisons with love, the most notable of which being to a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). Drake further reviews superficial topics that many falsely group together with true love.”

The idea that Thee Stallion’s “Hiss” diss is related to Drake’s “BBL Love” sparked online discourse. One of the people who chimed in was Dr. Miami (a.k.a. Michael Salzhauer), who joined the conversation with the funny X post that “men get BBLs too.”

Whew! Quite a few layers had to be peeled back here. But the important part is that this gave Morphine the chance to clarify how they identify out of drag — and that’s what really matters!

We love to see Morphine Love Dion stepping into the light and living as their true self!

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 16 airs every Friday on MTV.

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Bernardo Sim

Bernardo Sim experiences and explains the queer pop culture multiverse. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.

Bernardo Sim experiences and explains the queer pop culture multiverse. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.