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Read U Wrote U is All Stars 2's final Rumix performance by the Top 4 queens Alaska, Detox, Katya and Roxxxy Andrews. The performance took place on the final (eight) episode of the season as the queens were challenged to write and record their own lyrics for RuPaul's song Read U Wrote U.

Lyrics

Hey, girls, my name's Alaska
I got a tiny little question to ask ya
Who's that bitch that's on the top?
Oh, wait, that's me! Hey, Porkchop!

You're born naked, the rest is drag
But your face just needs a paper bag
Gimme a challenge and I'll crush you all
Changin' the game like my name's RuPaul

Line 'em up, front to back
I'm sendin' bitches home like a heart attack
Mess with me and you'll wind up in a casket
I'm Dorothy, you're Toto, get in the basket!

I'll read you down beneath the ground
Could you hold my purse while I snatch the crown?
Legacy, remember my name

'Cause you're gonna see me hangin' in the hall of fame!

Detox comin' at you with a slow verse
I'ma speed it up, I had to shut it down first
Killin' bitches so hard need a pink hearse
I ain't sayin' I'm the best, but I ain't the worst
You see me shinin' I'm tryin' to take this primetime
I see you whinin' and cryin'; take that to Lifetime
So epic that it's poetic, I spit it on a dime
On Reddit, you look pathetic with that nursery rhyme
You can't stand me? I don't blame you
If Ru's number 1, I'm number 2
You disagree? Well, that's on you
Eyes on the chalkboard, I'll spell it out for you
D to the E to the T to the O to the-Hold it! X

Naomi Campbell-ing the hoes to the crown, next!

Yekaterina Petrovna Zamolodchikova
But your dad just calls me Katya
I'm the bright red scare with the long blonde hair
Always keep 'em coming back for more
You're a basic ass hoe and it's your time to go
So bitch, let me show you the door
'Cause it's me whose getting laid and I'm always getting paid
The only high class Russian whore
I'm a scorching hot mess in a skin tight dress
That's a rash, not a herpes sore
Lenin in the streets, Dostoyevsky in the sheets
Baby, are you ready for this Cold War?

Katya Zamolodchikova

I'm Roxxxy Andrews and I'm here to make it clear
I know you love me, baby, that's why you brought me here
Was a bitch on Season 5, I'm gonna make it right
Give me a sewing challenge and I'll give you what you like
I'm full of tricks, baby, just like on Halloween
A room full of monsters and it makes me wanna scream
I have to get this right so you don't waste your time
Not like my comedy, I'm killing on this rhyme
I'm gonna show you what I can do
You're going crazy and seeing two
It's not my fault, you can't blame my game

All these other hoes, but they're all the same

References

  • Alaska's "Hey, Porkchop!" is a reference to Drag Race's first ever eliminated competitor Victoria "Porkchop" Parker.
  • Alaska's "You're born naked, the rest is drag" is a reference to RuPaul's song Born Naked.
  • Detox refered to Naomi Campbell, a British model, actress and business woman.
  • Katya's "Lenin in the streets, Dostoyevsky in the sheets" is a reference to Russian culture. Vladimir Lenin is a famous Russian politician, and Fyodor Dostoevsky is one of the most well-known Russian writters.
    • Additionally, Katya mentionig the Cold War is a reference to the conflict between US and Soviet Union.
  • Roxxxy's "Was a bitch on Season 5, I'm gonna make it right" is a reference to her being rude to Jinkx Monsoon in Season 5.
  • Roxxxy's "Give me a sewing challenge and I'll give you what you like" is a reference to her being a good seamstress and probably to her winning the first Design Challenge of Season 5.

Performance Video and Outcome

'Read_U_Wrote_U'_Performance_w_Alaska,_Katya,_Detox_&_Roxxxy_RuPaul's_Drag_Race_All_Stars_2

'Read U Wrote U' Performance w Alaska, Katya, Detox & Roxxxy RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 2

Song: Read U Wrote U
Perf. Order Queen Placement
1 File:AlaskaMugAS2.jpg Alaska WINNER
2 File:DetoxMugAS2.jpg Detox RUNNER UP
3 File:KatyaMugAS2.jpg Katya RUNNER UP
4 File:RoxxxyMugAS2.jpg Roxxxy Andrews ELIMINATED


Looks

All Stars 2


2020 Quarantine Edition


Aftermath

The performance became one of the most popular and beloved Drag Race songs in the fandom. Fans often cite Katya for having the best verse in all of the Rumix challenges, and Roxxxy for having a verse so bad it became iconic - the "I'm Roxxxy Andrews and I'm here to make it clear" became the fandom's famous running gag joke. Additionally, Alaska and Katya filmed their reactions to the original All Stars performance several years later.

The popularity of Read U Wrote U inspired Alaska, Detox, Katya and Roxxxy to record a 2020 re-do of the performance named "Quarantine Edition" which was a part of digital drag shows that became poplar during to COVID-19 pandemic.


Trivia

  • This performance was a part of the first ever Rumix challenge in the Drag Race franchise. Since then, every regular and All Stars season, as well as UK's and Canada's instalments used this type of challenge as the final challenge of the season.
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