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get this name right, but eliza. ama: nailed it. >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live!" with guest host rupaul! tonight -- iliza shlesinger. winner of "rupaul's drag race," symone. and music from tai verdes. and now, rupaul! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> rupaul: hello. hi! [ cheers and applause ] how sweet you are, that's so sweet. welcome! [ cheers and applause ] welcome! welcome to "jimmy kimmel live!" i am your guest host, rupaul. [ cheers and applause ] yes. straight up, we are going to have a great time tonight.
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first, i want to apologize for my brother, rand paul. [ laughter ] he's adopted. you know how it is. i'm so happy to be with y'all, and with guillermo, too. [ cheers and applause ] >> guillermo: yeah! >> rupaul: hi, honey, how are you doing? >> guillermo: i'm doing great. >> rupaul: good. do you miss having jimmy around here? are you missing jimmy? >> guillermo: yeah, he's a nice guy and i love him. [ laughter ] >> rupaul: he is a nice guy. what's the biggest difference between me hosting and jimmy hosting? >> guillermo: honest, you're more sexy than he is. [ cheers and applause ] >> rupaul: i'll take that, i'll take it. is anybody from out of town here? [ cheers ] there's some, yeah, okay, great, great. you know, a lot of people are flying. did you guys fly here? did you fly? you drove? child, up on these planes. [ laughter ] there's so many reports of unruly passengers taking off
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their masks and getting into fights. you heard about this, right? oh, these planes, honey. [ laughter ] you know, in fact, the faa had to put out an official psa with this warning. "unruly behavior doesn't fly." [ laughter ] i feel like it needed to be a little bit more direct. something like that, "be cool or we will kick you in your cockpit." [ cheers and applause ] people need to be told, you know? in fact, one incident on a flight from new york to san francisco involved a passenger who was accused of snorting cocaine, which the crew had to "confiscate." [ laughter ] listen, i'm not suggesting anything here. but they did make it to san francisco in 20 minutes. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] it is getting serious.
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it's getting serious out there, you know. and mama ru has some rules for the unruly. [ cheers and applause ] yes. rule number one. you should never have more drinks than there are flight attendants on the plane. [ laughter ] rule number two. keep your carry-on baggage in the overhead compartment, and keep your emotional baggage to your damn self. [ laughter ] [ applause ] and rule number three. if you don't own the plane, you don't make the rules. [ cheers and applause ] that's right. so put on your mask, watch "boss baby" and shut the [ bleep ] up, bitch. [ cheers and applause ] yeah. i got to tell you, you know, planes aren't the only place people are doing weird stuff. this is happening in a zoo in
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belgium, take a look at this. >> a woman is now banned from a zoo because she was having a relationship with one of the chimps. every week for four years the belgian woman visited the male chimp, cheetah, saying the two were in love. she said they waved, blew kisses. the zoo said this behavior is have an impact on how cheat tat chimp interacts with other chimps. he's so focused on humans, he's isolating himself. >> rupaul: okay, all right. you know what i say, if you can't love yourself, you still can't date a monkey, girl. love love [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] can't do that. you may have heard about this. rapper lil nas x made history. [ cheers and applause ] lil nas x, love him, love him. lil nas x has been appointed as the first-ever "chief impact officer" of taco bell. yes, it's true. taco bell.
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[ laughter ] and to celebrate his new partnership with taco bell, lil nas x has signed on to release a new product, "lil nas ex-lax." [ laughter ] yes. "for when nothing's coming down that old town road." [ laughter ] if you know what i mean. nothing. yeah. i applaud taco bell for embracing lil nas x. representation matters. yes. [ cheers and applause ] i mean, you know -- black gay men deserve to get indigestion from a chicken chalupa just like everybody else! it's called equality, ladies and gentlemen. [ applause ] i love that story. lil nas x and taco bell, it's great. sometimes the news, it's just so bland and repetitive and -- and what's the word?
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[ cheers and applause ] yes, baby. we are going to have a gay old time tonight. y'all know i love me some drag queens. in fact, i have a superpower. i can look at somebody in their regular clothes, and tell if they do drag. but i wondered if y'all had that same skill. so we turned this into a game. we're going to meet a random man on hollywood boulevard. [ laughter ] not the first time i've done that. [ laughter ] but it is the first time i didn't charge him. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] then we're going to see if you all can guess if he's a drag performer. got it? good. let's see who's up first. >> what is your name, where are you from? >> richard from las vegas. >> are you a drag queen? >> rupaul: okay. what do you think?
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is richard a drag queen, you guys? no? all right, let's see. >> yes, i am. i'm vegas pink bear. in vegas, the smart money always bets on pink. >> rupaul: all right, well. from vegas grifter to fabulous sister. >> what's your name and where are you from? >> tyler from ohio. >> tyler, are you a drag queen? >> rupaul: is tyler a drag queen? all right, let's find out. >> i am not. >> rupaul: oh, what a waste. [ laughter ] i mean that gorgeous skin and those cheekbones? this guy's a natural. all right, let's see who's next up. >> what's your name, where are you from? >> my name is gabriel from west covina, california. >> are you a drag queen? >> rupaul: you think so? okay, all right. let's look. let's see. >> i am a drag queen. >> rupaul: oh my good, oh, wow,
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like watching those videos where the caterpillar becomes a butterfly. >> what's your name and where are you from? >> john from wasocket, rhode island. >> are you a drag queen? >> rupaul: kind of a tough one, let's see. >> no, not today. >> rupaul: i think he means "not on" today. [ laughter and applause ] >> rupaul: that ll bean jacket was kind of a give-away, right? okay. all right. who do we have here? >> what's your name and where are you from? >> t.j., i'm from hawaii. >> rupaul: are you a drag queen? all right. let's see, let's see. >> yeah, i am. >> rupaul: yes, okay. the caboose is loose, baby, i love it.
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who's next? >> what's your name and where are you from? >> davis from st. augustine, florida. >> davis, are you a drag queen? >> rupaul: i mean, it is florida. [ laughter ] what do you think? drag queen? no? all right, let's find out. >> no. >> rupaul: well, i got 20 minutes and some aqua net. you want to give it a try? [ cheers and applause ] okay, one more, one more, let's see. >> what's your name and where are you from? >> braden davis from colorado. >> are you a drag queen? >> rupaul: let's take a look, let's see. >> no. not at all. i don't know her. >> rupaul: whoo wee, okay, we're burning our mouths on that hot pocket. thanks, ladies. we have a grand show tonight.
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tomorrow night, i'll be right back here with my guests thandiwe newton and izzy g. with music from belly. [ cheers and applause ] our first guest tonight is a very funny comedian who recently announced her pregnancy while on stage at a standup show in san antonio. exactly the way the british royal family would have done it. [ laughter ] her "back in action" comedy tour arrives this weekend at the mirage in las vegas. please welcome iliza shlesinger. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> we look like we're going to gay prom together. >> rupaul: i know, i know, it's really, really good, actually, actually. so you're preggers, but you continue to dress like a prostitute. [ laughter ] >> how do you think i got this way? [ laughter ]
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>> rupaul: so tell me this. do you know who the father is? >> yeah, he's this burly man who lives with me. he makes all my meals. >> rupaul: that's right, he's a chef. >> he is a chef. >> rupaul: oh, that's fabulous. >> yes. >> rupaul: what's the last thing he cooked for you? >> i'm actually not pregnant, i just had a big lunch. i just want to show america, women do eat. [ cheers and applause ] that looks okay. >> rupaul: it looks hot, actually. >> thank you. thank you. >> rupaul: sexy. >> that means a lot coming from you. >> rupaul: well -- >> the art of sexiness on television. the mother of all drag queens. >> rupaul: well, i don't know. [ cheers and applause ] >> my husband, he is a chef. and i've noticed in being pregnant, our marriage has gotten easier. because all he wants is for me to tell him what i want for dinner. and as a woman you're like, hm, yes. [ laughter ] no man wants to play that game, not on a first date, anniversary, ever. i wake up, waffles!
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he's like, i will make that for you. >> rupaul: any particular waffle? i love blueberries on waffles. what kind of waffles does he make? >> i shouldn't have said waffles, i don't eat waffles. [ laughter ] this is l.a. it's a cup of coffe up until 2:00, then we think about it. >> rupaul: are you a big eater? is food a big -- i don't come from a food family. do you come from a food family? >> what's a food family? >> rupaul: you know, people who work out issues over food, or it's dinner on a big dinner table, i guess every night, i'm assuming. >> we did have dinner every night. i don't mean to brag. [ laughter ] we had that. i guess we're not -- we're jewish, but we didn't have the big -- it's not like that, but i will say on my dad's side of the family, you will lose a finger if there's an extra rib on the table. >> rupaul: oh! >> there's none of this genteel, like who would like the last -- it's like a claw comes out. a well-manicured claw. and someone takes it. >> rupaul: jewish and italian?
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>> my dad -- that's a horrible slip. my husband. [ laughter ] [ applause ] my husband is half jewish, half italian. i'm just fully jewish all the time. >> rupaul: from dallas, when you think about dallas, texas, you don't think about jewish people in dallas, texas. was it a weird experience being jewish in dallas, texas? >> the jews think about being jewish in dallas a lot. [ laughter ] >> rupaul: okay. >> no, weirdly, the hasidic capital of the world, sorry, new york. >> rupaul: really? >> there's a lot of jews there. so there's, you know -- growing up you kind of just -- you always feel a little out of place. >> rupaul: yeah. >> because our holidays have not fun names, like christmas. we have yom kippur. rosh hashanah. you bond with kind kids, but also feel other and different, then become a comedian. [ laughter ] >> rupaul: this is your first marriage? >> first marriage. >> rupaul: i think everybody should get married at 21, then
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re-up the contract seven years later. >> oh, a contract, not the vows? >> rupaul: well, no. marriage is a contract. >> right. >> rupaul: you know. but right, i think everybody ps of the way. do you feel bad that you didn't marry earlier? >> i think a lot of men feel bad they didn't marry me earlier. [ cheers and applause ] this audience is fascinating. yeah, it's work, whatever. >> rupaul: yes, yes. >> no, i think -- i think getting married a little bit older, a little bit saggier, i think you know yourself better, you've got more money, and you come to the table a full person. >> rupaul: yeah. >> if you got married younger, still buy my album, i don't care, still buy the tickets. >> rupaul: you still perform into your pregnancy. how long into your pregnancy will you perform? >> until the wheels fall off. >> rupaul: really? >> yeah, i negotiated the last date with my doctor in december. i was like, what if i drive there? [ laughter ]
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don't tell me about it. we'll see. so far i feel great. feel totally fine. the baby's only 12 ounces. but the rest of your body acclimates around it. tiny baby. >> rupaul: did you plan on having children? >> i did, i worked very hard at it. [ laughter ] not too hard. he did a lot of the working. but we planned on it. it's what we wanted. i'm 38. so anybody who's had a child over 12 in this country, you're there for a geriatric pregnancy. [ laughter ] and i resent that. but my whole thing is, if this is geriatric, okay, let's lean into that, where's my early bird special? where's my aarp subscription? where's my free toffee in at dish? where's my weather's candy? when can i say racist things and it's okay? [ laughter ] >> rupaul: you're in vegas. >> yes. >> rupaul: playing at the mirage. what are the fun things, aside from going to your show what things do you do in vegas?
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>> now? not a lot. but i always look at vegas -- because my show's at 10:00. and so while i'm proud to do that show, i would love to go see bruno mars. but i'm on stage. i look at vegas. you can look at vegas and how you've accomplished it by how many times you've been over the years. in your 20s, you are staying off the strip, in someone's locker. and you are just drinking warm vodka and you're playing war, losing $100, oh well. and then you go and you're a little bit older, maybe performing, you're staying out. now at 38 it's like, we do the gig, room service, sleep all day, not because we're home, but because we can't deal, then maybe get a massage, and you don't feel well all day. [ laughter ] >> rupaul: does your husband travel with you? >> sometimes. >> rupaul: that's cool. >> he's a big eater, he's a chef, he likes to go to the good food cities when they can. >> rupaul: they have good food in las vegas. >> they do. >> rupaul: really good food, good shopping. i do it -- you don't gamble, though? >> i don't.
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is that weird? >> rupaul: no, no. i gamble with my life. [ laughter ] >> right. i gamble with my jokes. >> rupaul: yes. >> the racist old person one was a gamble. [ applause ] >> rupaul:. the, we've got more illiza after this, stay with us. (motorcycle running) ♪ ♪ don't be fooled by the bike. or judge him by his jacket. while ted's eyes are on the road, his heart stays home. he's got gloria, and 10 grand-babies, to prove it. but his back made weekend rides tough, so ted called on the card that's even tougher. and the medicare coverage trusted by more doctors. medicare from blue cross blue shield. by your side, no matter what. that's the benefit of blue. learn more at that's a chromebook with the everything button. one button that finds your files, or apps, and even answers online. instantly. who says you can't have everything?
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> rupaul: welcome back.
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we've got illiza. i'm going to say it right this time. illiza schlessinger. did i say it right? >> no. >> rupaul: schlessinger? >> let me free you of this burden. i have learned the words to your singles, "rupaul's drag race," the names of your drag s schlessinger. >> rupaul: i cannot say the word, i may say it word, massachusetts. did i say that right? massachusetts? >> audience? [ laughter ] >> rupaul: did i? >> you know what kills me? the world can say schwarzenegger. but schlessinger, there's a stop there. >> rupaul: for americans it's the syllables, it's the anti-semitism, let be honest. [ laughter ] [ applause ] that's what it really is. and that's why we just go by illiza. >> rupaul: that's right, that's right.
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now, you just mentioned that you are a fan of our show, that you know some of our queens. >> yes. >> rupaul: which of the queens that you hang with? >> oh, i wouldn't even say hang with. i've done bianca del rio's podcast. your show's been on 12 years? >> rupaul: 1,200 years, yes. [ laughter ] >> i can remember past relationships by who i was dating for what season. my husband, i've been with him five years, he is such a sweetheart. i've asked him to watch it with me. by watch it, he watches the phoenix suns on a laptop with headphones next to me while i watch you guys. >> rupaul: oh my goodness. is he from phoenix? >> no. so random. from l.a. >> rupaul: who would play him in the movie of your life? just give me an overview, just an idea of what he's like, who he's like. you say he's a burly man? >> as i said that i was like, he's just bearded, he's not -- >> rupaul: okay. >> he's watching, like why did you say burly? we'll just go with it. i didn't realize you'd call it out. [ laughter ]
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>> rupaul: would it be zach ga-la-la-laka? >> zach galifianakis? >> rupaul: that one. >> no, he's not that burly. he's got light-colored eyes. >> rupaul: your eyes are almost that color. >> thank you, they're mine. >> rupaul: they are. >> thank you so much. the spray tan is not, the nails are not, the hair color is not, the nose is not. the baby's mine. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] the jokes are mine. >> rupaul: yeah, yeah. >> it's all i have. >> rupaul: do you sit and write jokes? do you just, on your off time, sit and go, hm, um. >> mm -- >> what's deliver? >> rupaul: do you work with joke writers? >> no, i don't. my publicist warned me, i can't say the phrase "i don't write my jokes." what i mean is, i improvise on stage, then i memorize them that way. in an article it will say, "she says she doesn't write her jokes." that doesn't mean someone else
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does, it means i don't physically write them. >> rupaul: when did you know you were funny? [ laughter ] >> it happened just now. i'm like, i hope this works. it's something, you know, like you just know what you are. >> rupaul: yeah. were there funny people in your family? >> this is a difficult subject. i can't say which parent's funnier because i won't be invited to thanksgiving. the answer is, they're all funny, and let's move on. [ laughter ] >> rupaul: but you know, for comics, to find that rhythm, when a person takes the stage, in that first second, we, the audience, we get a reading. we get a rhythmic reading. we go, oh, okay, got it. when did you know you had hit your mark with that rhythmic reading? >> i will let you know. it's this sort of contract with the audience. at this point people coming to see me as a comic, they're coming to see you perform. it's weird, people ask, when you get up in front of a crowd, are
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you afraid of them? there's a tacit agreement between you and the audience, you're there to do no harm. well, there used to be. please wear your [ bleep ] mask. [ cheers and applause ] one of the issues is that i curse, not that i told people what to do with their bodies. >> rupaul: you're so funny. illiza will be performing friday and saturday at the mirage in las vegas. we'll be right back with symone! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ oh! you're doing it wrong, man.
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> rupaul: welcome back. my next guest agreed to join me tonight on one condition -- that i not make her lip sync for her life against guillermo. [ laughter ] so don't let the smooth taste fool you. and please welcome america's drag superstar, symone. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> rupaul: oh my goodness! >> hello!
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>> rupaul: look how pretty you are! >> look at them, come on, come on! >> rupaul: of course, now that hair, it pays homage to a style that i did in a video. i think it was -- do you know what video? >> back to my roots." that's my favorite one. >> rupaul: gorgeous. >> thank you. >> rupaul: now you are america's drag superstar. [ cheers and applause ] >> yes, ma'am. >> rupaul: how does it feel? >> it feels so good. you know, i sometimes still get, you know, choked up by it. >> rupaul: really? >> yeah, i don't want that feeling to ever go away. i always want to be in it. it feels amazing. >> reporter:. >> rupaul: i think everybody wants to know, have you gotten the money yet? [ laughter ] >> honey, the check doesn't clear. what i wanted was a big old check in front of my house.
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direct deposit is good too. [ laughter ] >> rupaul: that's the thing. i tell you girls, pay your taxes. that ends up being half. >> really, half? >> rupaul: that ends up being half. >> they're going to take half? [ laughter ] >> rupaul: did they not tell you? >> half? all right. >> rupaul: what are your plans? how are you going to build your empire? >> oh my goodness. one, i'm going to keep looking like this. [ cheers and applause ] >> rupaul: yeah, y'all. damn, y'all. >> i'ma keep doing this. >> rupaul: yes. >> also i want to do acting. >> rupaul: yes. >> i want to go and have a a little llc, they say now. >> rupaul: that's what the kids say. >> an l, l, and a c. [ cheers and applause ] that's how you do it, yeah. >> rupaul: that's right. >> i want to do that. i want to venture into doing all the things that, you know, drag queens don't traditionally do.
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>> rupaul: like what? >> like -- i don't know. go out and be on billboards and magazine covers. >> rupaul: you did it, though. > you do it, sorry, excuse me. you did it but i want to do like you did. >> rupaul: you are on the cover of a magazine. >> dang, like at that. [ cheers and applause ] >> rupaul: gorgeous. >> funny about that, that was the shot i was the most nervous about. >> rupaul: really? >> and that's the cover. [ cheers and applause ] >> rupaul: also, you are going on tour in the uk. >> i am. >> rupaul: in december. >> in december, yes. >> rupaul: hitting all the cities. it's the "don't let the smooth taste fool you" tour. >> the smooth taste, your girl symone, yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> rupaul: tell me where you got that name from. >> well. it is actually from a malt liquor commercial from the 1980s. from fred williamson. >> rupaul: yes. >> and he said, don't let the smooth taste fool you.
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and i said, liquor, and a saying, that's me, yes. that sound like me, don't it? >> rupaul: yes. >> i sold it. >> rupaul: and it's evelyn champagne king sings the theme from it. do we have a clip? >> when you drop the top, what's the clue? ♪ don't let the smooth taste fool you ♪ >> anheuser-busch giving you cold satisfaction, don't let the smooth taste fool you. ♪ king cobra ♪ >> rupaul: i love it, oh my goodness. malt liquor, honey. >> malt liquor, baby. >> rupaul: have you toured overseas yet? >> i got back from uk, london, manchester. honey, the uk, they can get me, honey, they can get me again. >> rupaul: they can get it? >> yeah. >> rupaul: okay, all right. i love it too. we shot our show, season 3, in manchester. >> you did. >> rupaul: what club did you work at in manchester? >> manchester, we went to -- it
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was called club -- >> rupaul: the underground? >> underground, it was -- it wasn't gay, it was another one. cruise. >> rupaul: cruise? >> i was like, we're going to cruise in manchester, it was cruise. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> rupaul: there's a club in manchester called cruise and it's not gay? >> no, it's gay. [ laughter ] >> rupaul: it is gay, okay, all right. >> oh, no, it was gay. [ laughter ] >> rupaul: you are from conway, arkansas. >> i am. >> rupaul: i was watching "judge judy" the other night, there was somebody from conway on judge judy. >> was it my cousin? [ laughter ] >> rupaul: it might have been. >> okay. >> rupaul: this was a white woman, do you have white cousins? >> wasn't my cousin. >> rupaul: and i thought, conway? >> yes. >> rupaul: i thought it was really, really tiny but it's bigger than i think. >> it's bigger. >> rupaul: when was the last time you were there? >> maybe two, three months ago, not long ago. >> rupaul: was it your first time there since winning? >> first time since winning and
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since i moved to l.a. >> rupaul: what was the reaction you got? >> it was interesting. >> rupaul: is that a read? >> it's the truth. that was a different thing. but the people, the fans -- let me tell you this. the people that were there for me, i feel all that love, i receive it, thank you so very much. [ cheers and applause ] those are the people that i choose to focus on. >> rupaul: yes, okay. >> it was interesting in that way. it was lovely to see my family and the people that have supported me since i left and since i've been on the show. >> rupaul: sure, yeah. and a lot of stars have come out as big fans of symone. >> yes. >> rupaul: i know rihanna is a big fan. [ cheers and applause ] >> yes! >> rupaul: there was someone else recently. and i can't remember who it was. >> ariana grande? she's one of them. >> rupaul: oh, the stars, big names. >> ariana grande, jenifer lewis, the girl that plays princess
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diana on "the crown." [ applause ] i like "the crown." >> rupaul: now, okay, now have the support of your tribe, they're all from arkansas? >> they are, there are -- five of us in the actual house, we are all from arkansas, yes. >> rupaul: every time i asked you, where did you get this knowledge of pop culture, the answer was always, house avalon. >> yes. >> rupaul: what are the ages? without being shady. [ laughter ] are there people in the house of avalon who are my age? >> no, no. >> rupaul: no, no? >> no, no, not quite yet. [ laughter and applause ] >> rupaul: but there's so much knowledge there. >> yes. >> rupaul: everybody should have a tribe that they can -- that will help lift them up the way they have you. >> they have done that for me. and i knew a little bit of something, something. i didn't come in just bald headed. [ laughter ]
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without a little bit of knowledge, a little something. they definitely taught me, that's for sure. we found each other back home. we all kind of had the same vision that we love art, we love pop culture, we love drag, hey! [ cheers and applause ] >> rupaul: yes. >> and we love each other. and we ride for each other. and we saw it in each other. i slept on the couch. >> rupaul: yeah, yeah. >> they let me stay. >> rupaul: so was there any shade at all, even a little bit of shade, after you won the crown? >> no, it's all love, it's all love. from them? no, they were the ones telling me, get your ass up there, let's go! no, no, it was all love, it was all -- they pushed me. because i didn't -- at first i didn't see it for myself. >> rupaul: right. well, i could see it. even in your audition reel. i said, oh, that one right there. your audition was one that i watched several times. >> really? >> rupaul: because you got that "it" factor. [ cheers and applause ] do you know that? >> i know, yes. >> rupaul: now you do. >> i can say it.
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i feel like, you know -- now i know it, yes. i can be comfortable in it and not feel like i'm being cocky, per se, i'm just being correct. >> rupaul: yes, you're being correct, absolutely. so now the tour, the "smooth taste" tour, it starts in december, tickets are on sale? >> tickets are sale, come see me, a couple, two, three cities. i can't list them on my head. >> rupaul: it's everywhere, everywhere, going up and down, a little bit around, yeah. [ laughter ] >> rupaul: you are so charming. i wish only the best for you in your life, in your career. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> rupaul: you all can see more of symone on her "smooth taste" tour which kicks off in the uk in december. we're going to be right back with tai verdes. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> dicky: portions of "jimmy kimmel live" are brought to you
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>> dicky: "the jimmy kimmel live concert series" is presented by mercedes-benz. the best or nothing. >> rupaul: i want you all feeling good! and i have just the song to do it. his album is called "tv", making his late night tv debut with the song "a-o-k" -- tai verdes! [ cheers and applause ] >> listen. i got one question for you. doesn't this guitar sound so good? [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ ♪ living in this big blue world ♪ ♪ with my head up in outer space ♪ ♪ i know i'll be a-o a-o-k ♪ ♪ i know i'll be a-o a-o-k ♪ ♪ when i see trouble come my way i'll be making lemonade ♪ ♪ i know i'll be a-o a-o-k ♪ ♪ i know i'll be a-o a-o-k ♪ ♪ hey little lady i know you're feeling crazy ♪ ♪ all your other friends are busy making them babies ♪ ♪ been out in the real world ♪ ♪ don't like how it's tasting ♪ ♪ let me change your mind with my little ol' sayin' ♪ ♪ 2 - 4 - 6 - 8 who do we appreciate ♪ ♪ put some sugar in my water ♪ ♪ cause we makin' minute maid ♪ ♪ forget all the hate do a shimmy shake ♪ ♪ put a middle finger up on the interstate ♪ ♪ living in this big blue world ♪ ♪ with my head up in outer space ♪ ♪ i know i'll be a-o a-o-k ♪ ♪ i know i'll be a-o a-o-k ♪ ♪ when i see trouble come my way
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i'll be making lemonade ♪ ♪ i know i'll be a-o a-o-k ♪ ♪ i know i'll be a-o a-o-k ♪ ♪ ♪ a-o a-o-k yeah ♪ ♪ a-o a-o-k ♪ ♪ i be lyin' if i said i knew the way ♪ ♪ i just eat and then pretend that it's gourmet ♪ ♪ i've had terrible horrible no good very bad days ♪ ♪ but imma g can't you see ♪ ♪ that i will always be uh-uh-uh a o k ♪ ♪ uh-uh-uh a-o-k imma be ♪ ♪ uh-uh-uh a-o-k you gon be ♪ ♪ uh-uh-uh a-o-k we gon be ♪ ♪ uh-uh-uh a-o-k say it like you mean it ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] >> dicky: "the jimmy kimmel live concert series" is presented by mercedes-benz. the best or nothing.
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>> rupaul: that's all we have time for. i want to thank alise symone, and tai. tomorrow night i'll be back. thank you for watching, everybody.
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