Team Latrila, Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon, just got The Chop on RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race in what is being called the biggest upset of the season. The mismatched pair quickly proved they were the team to beat this season winning the first ever challenge in All Stars herstory. Although they have been sent packing much too early, these two are not letting that discourage them as they release their inspirational new duet, "The Chop".
"As far as winning, my prize was the blossoming friendship with Manila." -- Latrice Royale
Drawing from their own personal struggles to "make it", Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon want to remind all their fans that even when we face hard times, we have the power to keep on the path to our own destinies.
"It is crushing to fail, especially when you put yourself out there by just trying to be yourself. But it takes a lot of courage to truly be who you want to be especially in the busted face of adversity." -- Manila Luzon
Because of the two drag stars' extremely busy schedules, the first original duet ever to feature two RuPaul's Drag Race contestants almost didn't happen. In fact, Manila wrote and recorded the song in New York City and Latrice had to record her parts in South Beach Florida. Their vocal tracks were then given to remix producer Jared Jones (RuPaul, Taylor Dayne, Solange Knowles) who completed the sickening track literally the night before the music video shoot.
Directed, Filmed & Edited by Syuji Honda, Pure Soul Productions
Featuring Yara Sofia, Alexis Mateo, Tammie Brown, Shannel, Mimi Imfurst, Epiphany, JP Moraga, Suki, Edwin Reyes, and Dee "Trannybear" Merino
Hair by Double D Production
Latrice's Wardrobe by Lashauwn Beyond
Styled by Manila Luzon
Filmed at James Weber Studio, and XL Nightclub
Special Thanks to:
Dee "Trannybear" Merino
XL Nightclub, NYC
Written by Karl Westerberg and Matt-Katz-Bohen
Produced by Jared Jones and Matt Katz-Bohen
Background vocals by Jaymz Branham