'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 8: Reality Host Opens Up On 'Catty' Contestants & Being 'Gobsmacked' [VIDEO]

Drag superstar RuPaul opened up on drag culture and how things have changed since his earlier days.

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On Saturday, The Independent posted an interview with the host of RuPaul's Drag Race where he mentioned how he has crossed over into the mainstream. But according to him, this is something that will never accept drag.

"Drag is punk rock. It mocks the mainstream," he said. "The main stream is skeptical of drag, and rightly so: drag is making fun of it. My ability to cross over has to do with cultural changes but also a scientific approach to creating a persona that doesn't threaten people. My persona is only dangerous in broad strokes."

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RuPaul then opened up on what he sees every time his reality competition starts its new season. The contestants always have a habit of keeping him entertained, giving a little insight on what fans might expect in the eighth season.

"Every season, the girls who come through RuPaul's Drag Race- and I think there have been close to 100- gobsmack me with their gall and tenacity," the host said. "There's a lot less shame involved in drag in general."

The series is known for having its share of catfights, but RuPaul insists that the contestants do care for each other.

"All of the girls come from similar backgrounds," RuPaul said. "They've all had to fight for themselves. To be successful, they've had to put up this facade, this bodacious personality, to survive. When they all get together, they understand each other- they have had to fight the same fight. When they're being catty, there's definitely love for one another."

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 is expected to premiere in spring 2016 on Logo TV.

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