Bebe Zahara Benet Is a “Jungle Kitty” With Claws in Fierce New Music Video

Rakatatiti tata!

Bebe Zahara Benet won over a whole new legion of fans this year when she sashayed back into the workroom on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3, after being crowned the first Drag Race winner almost a decade ago.

One of the most memorable moments from All Stars was Bebe’s verse during the “Drag Up Your Life” challenge where she gifted the world with the iconic lyrics: “Rakatatiti tata! Yeah, I’m pussy bitch!”

Now Bebe has expanded those lines to a new song titled “Jungle Kitty” and she has released a fierce new video that showcases Bebe’s desert diva side.

“It’s a mix of different things…to me, Jungle Kitty is a frame of mind where you don’t apologize for who you are,” the Minnesota queen told Entertainment Weekly when asked about the meaning behind the song’s title.

“You’re very ferocious, you’re a free spirit, you’re outgoing. You don’t conform to labels. It’s really that side of me…she’s so regal and she’s so royal. That frame of mind allows me to be very unapologetic in owning my power and who I am as a person and as a drag personality.”


In the video Bebe ties up a hot model in a shack in the middle of the desert, and then for reasons unclear, she proceeds to stalk him through the desert with a bat—all while serving some fierce Solange-esque looks.

C’est bon, c’est bon!

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 airs Thursdays at 8/7c on VH1.

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