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San Diego, United States (1993 – present)

RuPaul (born RuPaul Andre Charles on 17 November 1960) is an American drag performer singer-songwriter, actor and television personality who gained world-wide fame in the 1990s; appearing in a wide variety of television programs, films, and musical albums. Though a catty attitude is often associated with drag queens, RuPaul intentionally set himself apart with a “love one another” attitude. Although primarily known for his extravagant drag queen persona, his has performed as a man in a number of roles, usually billed as RuPaul Charles.

Ru was born in born in San Diego, California. His name was given to him by his mother, a Louisiana native. The “Ru” came from roux, which is the term for the base of gumbo and other creole stews and soups. RuPaul struggled as a musician and filmmaker in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1980s. He participated in underground cinema, helping create the low-budget film Star Booty, and an album by the same name. In Atlanta, RuPaul often performed at the Celebrity Club (managed by Larry Tee) as a bar dancer or with his band, Wee Wee Pole. RuPaul also performed as a backup singer to Glen Meadmore along with drag queen Vaginal Davis. RuPaul’s first prominent national exposure came in 1989 with an extra role dancing in the video for “Love Shack” by The B-52’s.

In the early 1990s, RuPaul worked the Georgia club scene and was known by his full birth name.

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  • higorerlich

    Take me back to a modern love ♥

    3 hours ago Reply
  • clowezra

    Legend.

    21 Nov 2:56pm Reply
  • MLowend

    I DON'T HAVE A SUGAR DADDY I'VE NEVER HAD A SUGAR DADDY IF I WANTED A SUGAR DADDY YES I PROBABLY COULD GO OUT AND GET ONE BECAUSE I AM WHAT? SICKENING! YOU COULD NEVER HAVE A SUGAR DADDY BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL! BABY EVERYTHING I HAVE I'VE WORKED FOR AND GOTTEN MYSELF I HAVE BUILT MYSELF FROM THE GROUND UP YOU FUCKING BITCH! [13]

    21 Nov 8:27am Reply
  • gustavomosley

    And may the best woman... WIN!

    19 Nov 6:54am Reply
  • rupaulsdragrace

    Gentlemen, start your engines!

    17 Nov 5:16pm Reply
  • jupppal

    PROBABLY COULD GO OUT AND GET ONE BECAUSE I AM WHAT? SICKENING! YOU COULD NEVER HAVE A SUGAR DADDY BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL! BABY EVERYTHING I HAVE I'VE WORKED FOR AND GOTTEN MYSELF I HAVE BUILT MYSELF FROM THE GROUND UP YOU FUCKING BITCH! [12] *throws drink*

    11 Nov 12:04am Reply
  • jhoncarter

    I DON'T HAVE A SUGAR DADDY I'VE NEVER HAD A SUGAR DADDY IF I WANTED A SUGAR DADDY YES I PROBABLY COULD GO OUT AND GET ONE BECAUSE I AM WHAT? SICKENING! YOU COULD NEVER HAVE A SUGAR DADDY BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL! BABY EVERYTHING I HAVE I'VE WORKED FOR AND GOTTEN MYSELF I HAVE BUILT MYSELF FROM THE GROUND UP YOU FUCKING BITCH! [11]

    10 Nov 5:29pm Reply
  • Carneiro_

    This is pop!

    10 Nov 2:05am Reply
  • palmtopinho

    I DON'T HAVE A SUGAR DADDY I'VE NEVER HAD A SUGAR DADDY IF I WANTED A SUGAR DADDY YES I PROBABLY COULD GO OUT AND GET ONE BECAUSE I AM WHAT? SICKENING! YOU COULD NEVER HAVE A SUGAR DADDY BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL! BABY EVERYTHING I HAVE I'VE WORKED FOR AND GOTTEN MYSELF I HAVE BUILT MYSELF FROM THE GROUND UP YOU FUCKING BITCH! [10]

    10 Nov 12:06am Reply
  • lucasalvesgomes

    sashay, you stay. shantay, you away. [2]

    9 Nov 7:40pm Reply
  • frengermoy

    I DON'T HAVE A SUGAR DADDY I'VE NEVER HAD A SUGAR DADDY IF I WANTED A SUGAR DADDY YES I PROBABLY COULD GO OUT AND GET ONE BECAUSE I AM WHAT? SICKENING! YOU COULD NEVER HAVE A SUGAR DADDY BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL! BABY EVERYTHING I HAVE I'VE WORKED FOR AND GOTTEN MYSELF I HAVE BUILT MYSELF FROM THE GROUND UP YOU FUCKING BITCH! [9]

    6 Nov 6:58pm Reply
  • GabrielKepler

    I DON'T HAVE A SUGAR DADDY I'VE NEVER HAD A SUGAR DADDY IF I WANTED A SUGAR DADDY YES I PROBABLY COULD GO OUT AND GET ONE BECAUSE I AM WHAT? SICKENING! YOU COULD NEVER HAVE A SUGAR DADDY BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL! BABY EVERYTHING I HAVE I'VE WORKED FOR AND GOTTEN MYSELF I HAVE BUILT MYSELF FROM THE GROUND UP YOU FUCKING BITCH! [8]

    5 Nov 8:17pm Reply
  • JoaoLuck

    sashay, you stay. shantay, you away.

    31 Oct 5:28pm Reply
  • FernanLLucas

    God bless RuPaul <3

    26 Oct 7:49pm Reply
  • gabiuspears

    <3

    25 Oct 11:03pm Reply
  • Allaan_

    Champion melhor álbum e Sissy That Walk melhor música, ever <3

    23 Oct 3:48pm Reply
  • poisontokill

    Essa viada deveria fazer duas edições do programa por ano. Uó ficar esperando

    22 Oct 5:29pm Reply
  • Ivan_1601

    VOTE UP http://www.last.fm/music/RuPaul/+images/101539793

    13 Oct 6:08pm Reply
  • JuninhoChagas

    now sissy that walk pan pan pan pan pan [2]

    27 Sep 1:09pm Reply
  • c-atarsis

    now sissy that walk pan pan pan pan pan

    21 Sep 8:30pm Reply
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