Violet Chachki Unveils ‘Bettie’ Video After ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Win
Fans of RuPaul's Drag Race probably already know who won Season 7, but just in case you don't: A winner has been crowned, with Violet Chachki officially taking top honors during last night's (June 1) finale. If you were worried that the finale would mark the very last time you got to see Violet in action, you have sorely underestimated her love of the entertainment industry. In a release that shows an expert grasp of good timing and marketing, Violet unveiled the music video today (June 2) for her first single "Bettie."
The clip is decidedly NSFW, so if you were looking to watch it with someone who has delicate sensibilities or is averse to visual portrayals of BDSM, maybe rethink that. For the rest of you, feel free to check out the music video for "Bettie" above.
The song itself was co-written and co-produced by Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. This may seem a little out of character for Lee when the song is so heavy on the pop sound, but if you ever watched the criminally-underrated (and swiftly canceled) reality show Tommy Lee Goes to College or listened to his pop-leaning solo song "Good Times," this should all fall into place for you.
As for what's in store for Violet's future, she spoke with Entertainment Weekly about her desire to be an advocate for LGBT youth. She said, "I really would like to be an advocate for LGBT youth or transgender youth, or transgender people in general. I really feel a connection more so to the trans community than the gay community as a really young person...I love questions like that. I get asked really dumb questions. I would love to talk more with people about issues."
She continued, "I feel like now with the whole Bruce Jenner thing [EW notes that the interview took place before Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair debut], trans issues are becoming more and more relevant and public. There’s this controversy about Drag Race with trans issues and queer culture. It’s an amazing time to be a queer person, and I’d love to talk more about these issues and less about makeup tips."