Watch RuPaul Give Stephen Colbert A Crash Course In “Drag Race” Lingo


RuPaul’s Drag Race, and drag culture in general, has its own dictionary of terms like “henny” and “squirrel friend” that the casual fan of drag might not know.

Thankfully, the queen of all queens, RuPaul, sashayed onto the set of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night where he gave the host a crash course in Drag Race lingo.

Now Colbert is no stranger to drag since he spent time with Ru when he played the Emmy statue at last year’s Emmy Awards. In the Late Show interview the two talk about filming the bit for the awards show, and Colbert even congratulates Ru and his husband Georges on their one-year wedding anniversary.

Eventually Colbert asks the Drag Race host to explain some of the most popular drag terms the children use these days like “spilling tea” or “squirrel friend.”

“A squirrel friend is a friend who likes nuts,” responds Ru before asking Colbert if he is a fellow squirrel friend.

Is he? Find out in the video below.

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3 premieres Thursday, January 25 at 8/7c on VH1.

I write about drag queens. Dolly Parton once ruffled my hair and said I was "just the cutest thing ever."