“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Recap: Season 9, Episode 9, “Your Pilot’s On Fire”

"It was riveting, shocking, gagworthy to say the least."

On this week’s installment of The Pit Stop, Raja is joined by another RuPaul’s Drag Race winner, Season 7’s Violet Chachki, and the two cut right to the chase and discuss one of the most shocking moments in Drag Race herstory.

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“Girl, I’m gagged,” said Violet when Raja brings up Valentina’s lip sync from tonight’s episode.

“What the f*ck do you think she was thinking?” asked Raja.

Raja and Violet then rewind to talk about the rest of the episode including how they thought the queens did in their TV pilots and their club kid looks—a runway challenge that Raja felt close to.

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“This is a look that resonates with an old gal like me,” said Raja, but admitted that the outfits had a “lack of grit.”

Then it comes time to talk about the lip sync between Nina and Valentina again and even though it was hard to say goodbye to Valentina—who Violet thought was going to win—they thought it made for good television.


“It was riveting, shocking, gagworthy to say the least,” Raja exclaimed.

“I’m just glad I finally have an emotional response,” added Violet.

Which club kid look was Violet and Raja’s favorite? What do they think of Trinity’s comedic chops and who do they think is the next to sashay away? Find out in this week’s installment of The Pit Stop below.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 airs Fridays at 8/7c on VH1.

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