Oprah Winfrey has been dominating headlines this week after her fiery and passionate speech at the Golden Globes—but now she’s about to share the spotlight with the queen of all queens.
RuPaul had briefly mentioned on a recent episode of his podcast What’s The Tee? that he sat down with Oprah for an interview, but he did not give any details on their conversation. Was he going to be a guest on her Super Soul Sunday series? Or even a subject for one of her 60 Minutes segments?
Now we have our answer because the cover for the February issue of O, The Oprah Magazine was revealed today and at the top is the headline: “Oprah talks to RuPaul about life, liberty and the pursuit of fabulous.”
— crldsnts (@CandidlyCarlo) January 9, 2018
Come through, Mama Ru!
The issue doesn’t hit newsstands until January 16, so we don’t know exactly what the two soul sisters kiki about, but we guarantee that it will be an inspiring and positive conversation.
Sometimes Oprah’s interviews in O are taken from an episode of Super Soul Sunday, so don’t be surprised if you see Ru sitting under the oak trees with her on the upcoming season.
This isn’t the first time RuPaul and Oprah have crossed paths. In 1995 Ru was on Oprah’s daytime talk show and sat down with her to discuss life and his book Letting It All Hang Out, for an episode entitled “Look At Me Now.”
In a clip from the interview, Ru talks to Winfrey about when he left New York back in the ’80s, and moved in with his sister, and how that time was the hardest year of his life. “It was really tough, it got really dark,” said Ru, revealing that he even contemplated suicide.
He tells Winfrey how he kept reminding himself that “bad weather always passes over” to keep from falling deeper into depression: “If you can wait it out, it will pass.”
Looking back he said that his tough year was actually a blessing because he got to “recharge his battery” and remind himself why he was doing drag in the first place.
Be sure to pick up a copy of O when it hits newsstands January 16, and let’s pray to the drag gods that Oprah—or Gayle!—will be sitting at the judges’ table on a future season of Drag Race.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3 premieres Thursday, January 25 at 8/7c on VH1.