(“Hail to the Chief”) – [Announcer] And now a message from President of the Ru-nited States. – My fellow Americans, the time has come for America’s first drag queen president, president, president. Friday, February 28th, 13 new
candidates enter the race. – Hey, bitches! I’m here to slay the competition. – Sherry is a big, loud Broadway dame. – We are the best queens in the world, but (chuckles) I’m the one to beat. – [RuPaul] Serving our
country with opulence! – I love this runway look. – I became very excited. – It was some next level (beep). – Liberating us with laughter. (clucking) I’m gonna press the trap door button. (drag queen screaming) And defending the U.S. of Shade. – I love to give face. – You do? That face ain’t movin’. (record scratches) – Shady boots. – [RuPaul] Our nation’s
biggest stars come out. Young money in the house, Ms. Nicki Minaj! (crowd cheers) (Nicki trills) – [Nicky] But named myself
Nicky Doll after you. – Whoa, you are doing me proud. – [RuPaul] Who down with AOC? – Yeah, you know me! – [RuPaul] Thandie Newton, you made it. – I’m a little frightened but fascinated. – [RuPaul] The hilarious Leslie Jones. – Look so beautiful! Are you ready for a
season so groundbreaking? – Being gay is still
punishable by death in Iran. – I’m so thankful that
you’re part of our country. – Thank you. – I think you are fabulous. – It will go down in herstory. Gentlemen, I have a surprise so big, you’ll never see it coming. – You bitches aren’t ready. – F-(beep)! – (laughs) What are you waiting for? Join the Ruvolution. Do it for your country! (queens yipping) – Epicness! – I pledge allegiance.
– I pledge allegiance. – I pledge allegiance.
– To the drag. – To the drag.
– To the drag. – I pledge allegiance to the drag! – [RuPaul] “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 12 premiere’s Friday, February
28th at eight, only on VH1. – (applauds) Epic, epic,
epic, epic, epic, epic, epic.