Notorious anti-lip-syncer Valentina might not be competing on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3, but her spectral essence still found a way to haunt the queens via one contestant’s momentary bout with spiritual possession. Or at least a super unfortunate attitude adjustment.
In EW’s exclusive clip from Thursday’s episode (above), the third crop of All Stars queens prepare for a musical challenge in which they’re tasked with mimicking legendary singers. Shangela, channeling Mariah Carey as she practices her routine, gets off on the wrong stiletto with some Valentina-level attitude that doesn’t sit well with her fellow competitors.
“Oh my God, Shangela doing her Mariah fantasy? It’s pissing me off,” Milk says over footage of Shangela rehearsing in a fur-trimmed shawl and oversized sunglasses. Still adjusting herself before a run-through, Shangela halts choreographer Todrick Hall’s instructions by throwing a hand in his face — a move that sends Milk, who drapes the train of Shangela’s flowy top over her head in retaliation, over the edge.
“Jealousy is a killer in this industry, mama. The girls are so hateful this season!” Shangela responds, but Milk claps back: “Shush, Valentina!”
Later, in a confessional, Shangela rolls her eyes while reflecting on the exchange.
“Oh, girl. She’s throwing shade and then she plays it off like she’s just trying to be loose and fun with the girls,” she says. “She’s not being loose and fun. Honey, she [just] thinks she’s better than everyone in this room.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on VH1. Watch EW’s exclusive preview from the upcoming episode above.