EXCLUSIVE: RuPaul Feels 'Like Diana Ross' at the 2017 Emmys, Opens Up About Future of 'Drag Race'
By Jennifer Drysdale
It's hard to miss RuPaul on the Emmys red carpet -- but that's exactly his intention.
ET's Kevin Frazier caught up with the RuPaul's Drag Race host at the awards show in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday, where he dished all about his fabulous suit.
"[It] makes me feel like Diana Ross!" he raved, referencing the singer's Mahogany days.
RuPaul's Drag Race is nominated for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program at Sunday's show (he already won for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program), and after nine seasons, RuPaul has no intention of slowing down.
"As long as they'll pay me, I'll do it!" he confessed. "Listen, I'm not very precious about this. If they pay me a check, I'll be doing it."
"I think people in the early days, they didn't understand, what is a drag queen even. Now they see it's just people, artists, expressing themselves. And I think that's universal," Ross Mathews added of the show's recent increased attention. "People can understand what it's like to stand on a stage and do your thing and want to do it well."
The VH1 show definitely has a special place in the country's recent political times, but on Sunday night, RuPaul wasn't overly concerned with Emmys host Stephen Colbert's possible political comments.
"Politics, schmolitics!" he said. "I'm here for a good time!"