For years fans have speculated on what really happened to get Willam disqualified from season four of RuPaul's Drag Race. While initially the queen claimed that a forbidden booty call had gotten him the axe, he later alluded to more behind-the-scenes drama. Thanks to Leslie Jones, the tea has finally been spilled.
Jones, who is currently working her way through season four on Twitter, tweeted a video of Willam's elimination this week. "What the actual fuckery?! Whaaaaaaat happen?! Ok about to watch untucked to see if I can find out!" Shockingly, Willam replied with a series of iPhone notes that tell the entire story of his time on Drag Race, episode by episode. The anecdotes seem to suggest that it was a series of incidents and bad behavior that led to Willam being asked to leave, but the queen also alleges it clear that the show's producers created a toxic atmosphere on set.
Willam describes how in the first episode, Sharon Needles 'made a fool of herself' during her entrance and producers allowed her a do-over but denied Willam and the other girls the same opportunity. He also claims that the queens were told not to "make eye contact or engage in conversation" with RuPaul. During a promo shoot, a production assistant allegedly grabbed Willam's ass while flirting and was moved to a different department. Willam also describes calling out the producers for exploiting the anniversary of Jiggly Caliente's mother's death, not providing the queens with enough money to eat and creating unsafe conditions on-set that led to injuries.
The final nail in the coffin, apparently, was Willam using a pay phone in the hotel lobby to call his hairdresser to come blow out his hair. "Outside contact was verboten," writes Willam.
You can read Willam's full account of his time on Drag Race below.
— Willam (@willam) June 5, 2018
In a subsequent tweet, Willam stated that he was booked to appear on the first season of All Stars only to be "canceled 40 hours before filming but AFTER I canceled 3 weeks worth of work in June during Pride season."
There’s that time they booked me for All Stars 1 and canceled me 40 hours before filming but AFTER i canceled 3 weeks worth of work in June during pride season. Wrote a song about it. Like to hear it? Here it go... https://t.co/l41aq13EZw
— Willam (@willam) June 6, 2018