The RuPaul’s Drag Race winner tells EW the story of how he and Madonna became friends before she asked him to join her upcoming Celebration world tour.
Bob the Drag Queen’s friendship with Madonna was simply human nature.
In an exclusive interview alongside Monét X Change about their new BOMO Beauty line, the RuPaul’s Drag Race winner tells EW’s Quick Drag podcast (below) the story of how he first met the global pop superstar — which eventually led to him joining her upcoming Celebration world tour.
“Lola, her daughter, recommended me for her Pride show — recommended that I host the show, actually,” Bob recalls. “When I got there, me and Madonna got close, it was my birthday at the time, she got me cupcakes and sang me happy birthday.”
The We’re Here producer-star and drag performer is now friends with Madonna’s children as well, but there came a pinch-me moment when he comically questioned whether or not he’d truly been accepted into Madge’s family.
“[Me and Madonna] hit it off. The gaggiest moment was like, I have a number for Madonna, but I don’t know if it’s the real number, there’s no way Madonna gave me her real number. Someone on her team was like, ‘I can’t give you Madonna’s real number, but you can tell me the number you have, and I’ll tell you if that’s the right number,'” he says. “I read it and they were like, ‘Oh my God, Madonna gave you her phone number.'”