James Charles Talks about Trinity ‘The Tuck’ Taylor Drama with Monét X Change

Late last month, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2 winner Trinity “The Tuck” Taylor found herself embroiled in a back-and-forth on Twitter with influencer James Charles. The latter was recently a guest on the talk show of Monét X Change, the other winner of All Stars 2, and spoke about the situation.

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James Charles and Trinity ‘The Tuck’ Taylor’s drama, explained

The drama first began when Charles sent out the tweet, “tested positive for having a fat a**,” which was taken as a joke surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Drag Race winner tweeted him and said, “Fat a**? Girl who diagnosed you? Hellen Keller?”

They began to go back and forth when James attempted to make a joke, bringing up Taylor’s plastic surgery. He said, “D**n, she must’ve mistook [sic] the lumpy silicone in your face as Braille instead of reading my actual test results. My mistake…. speaking of mistakes, how’s your crown?”

The conversation then shifted toward Taylor saying that Charles cut in her line at RuPaul’s Drag Con, tweeting, “Awe girl that’s cute. Keep reading doll. I’m not the one who tried to break in people’s lines at drag con to meet u and ask if u can ship me free product (my tucking panty) for a like and a post. But girl do u! That a** sure looks…”

The two continued to trade jabs, with Taylor saying that Charles went up to them at Drag Con and Charles posting screenshots of Instagram messages where he says he offered to pay Taylor.

Here’s what James Charles told Monét X Change

After they both gave comments to YouTube channel JakeyonceTV, Charles was a recent guest on The X Change Rate, the talk show hosted by Taylor’s All Stars season 2 co-winner, Monét X Change.

Monét X Change asked Charles about the situation, asking Charles if he and Taylor were friends before all of this went down.

She said in part, “We were never friends. I’ve watched every single season of Drag Race like twice. I love a lot of queens from the show, including her. She was honestly one of my favorites, which is why this situation is honestly really disappointing. But I just got bored and tweeted [the joke] a few days ago…because everyone has been making coronavirus jokes…and with everything going all in the world, its [was] just [to] laugh and have a good time.”

Charles went on to say they were unsure if Taylor was joking, but clearly things turned left very quickly. “I didn’t really know what to read it as. I wanted to assume it was a playful drop I clapped back and it did not go well. She was very angered by it and continued hitting back. I just wanted to peace out and said I had no interest in fighting.”

Overall, Charles said that he tried to not take any of it seriously since it took place over social media. “Regardless, I still love what she does I have a lot of respect for her. She’s one of my favorite queens to ever walk the stage. The situation was disappointing but at the end of the day, it’s just Twitter and words get twisted and stuff, so I try to not take it to heart.”