AceShowbiz - No, Billy Porter and RuPaul are not feuding with each other despite what social media users had suspected. The "Pose" star had a lot of people wondering whether he had bad blood with the drag queen after he was caught on camera appearing to give RuPaul a side-eye at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 22.
The moment was captured when RuPaul took the stage to accept the trophy for Outstanding Reality Competition Series that was won by his show "RuPaul's Drag Race". While everyone was cheering for him and looked genuinely happy, Billy maintained a straight face and seemingly gave the 58-year-old star the side-eye. This prompted people to ask what was going on between them.
However, in reality, there was no tea to be spilled because there was nothing going on between them from the start. Billy made this clear when speaking to reporters after the award, saying, "There was never a side-eye coming from me. There's never anything negative coming from me. You're never going to get from it. Okay. It's all love, all love, it's all positivity. Don't come to me with that."
The Tony-winning actor went on praising RuPaul, "They can catch me and it can look like a side-eye, [but] RuPaul is a friend of mine. I am so proud of him. I stand on his shoulders. I stand on his shoulders. He is doing it. He paved the way for me. So there's never a side-eye about that."
"RuPaul's Drag Race" taking home the Outstanding Reality Competition Series at the event marked the show's second consecutive Emmys win. During his acceptance speech, RuPaul urged both audience and viewers at home to vote in the upcoming election next year. "Thanks for the academy for voting for us," he said. "But speaking of voting, go and register to vote! Go to vote.gov and vote! Register! We love you so much everybody."