RuPaul Releases First Single “Blame it on the Edit,” is it a Diss Track?
RuPaul premiered his first single “Blame it on the Edit” and this fun track is all about how things aren’t always as they seem. This song has a blatantly honest chorus line that could be taken multiple different ways. Even though there’s multiple meanings behind the song for fans, they still think it’s a bop.
This song differs from a lot of RuPaul’s other music. This is more of a mainstream pop vibe I could imagine hearing on a radio station.
To someone who doesn’t keep up with RuPaul’s Drag Race, this song could mean something very different than to someone who keeps up with the show. Someone who doesn’t regularly watch probably thinks that this is an honest tune about how social media is not always how real life is. They wouldn’t be fully off, but it seems like there’s more to it than that.
RuPaul Premieres… a Diss Track?
Trusting editing does seem to be the overall meaning of the song, but some fans think that RuPaul created a more direct approach to calling out one of the queens.
“You the one who said it, edit. Go’on and take the credit, b***h,” says the chorus. “You the one who said it, b***h. How you gonna regret it? Blame it on the edit.”
Since this song was teased online, some fans have speculated that it is actually a diss track. They think that this is directed toward certain drag queens from the show. RuPaul mentions producers and editing, so it’s very realistic to think that this could be about a drag queen on his show. But, I wouldn’t assume this is about one queen. I think it’s safer to assume that he’s talking about multiple different queens.
The song tells a narrative of a person who is unhappy with how they were portrayed on the show. Considering this is a reality show, I wouldn’t be surprised if various drag queens had this issue during their seasons. It seems like a pretty normal issue that anyone in reality television would have.
Whether RuPaul is openly calling someone out with this track or not, fans still seem to love it. This song is extremely different than what we’re used to hearing from the drag icon. I don’t think there will ever be a day where RuPaul creates a song that isn’t fun to sing and dance along with. All in all, this could very well be a RuPaul’s Drag Race diss track. But I’m still going to dance along.