On the false MP3s, Ru can be heard saying, “Guuurl, you done stole my album! Uh uh, no you betta don’t hooker. You better get your tail on over to iTunes baby. Chile, we up in here tryin’ to make a living on this, shoot!”
The stunt borrows from Madonna, who famously combated the early days of peer-to-peer piracy by flooding Limewire & KaZaA with fake downloads of her ‘American Life’ album - which were actually just MP3s of her saying “What the f**k do you think you’re doing?”
We can gladly confirm that the album is well worth purchasing, with a hot mix of electro dance & booty bouncing beats. ‘Born Naked’ features appearances from Martha Wash, Frankmusik, Britney Spears collaborator Myah Marie, the Queen of Bounce Big Freedia, ‘Drag Race’ judge Michelle Visage (formerly of the girl group, Seduction) & Australian vocalist, Clairy Browne. Equally as campy as they are catchy, the tracks are full of empowering lyrics, life affirming messages, & sassy one-liners like “My pussy is on fire, now kiss the flame.”
Take a look at the first video, ‘Geronimo’ – which features the twerking talents of Julian Serrano. This track could easily be a platinum hit for Nicki Minaj & is destined for the dancefloor.
‘Born Naked’ was an instant smash, hitting #1 on the iTunes Dance chart & Top 20 overall. In honour of its release & the season 6 premiere of ‘Drag Race’ (both masterfully timed for the same day), RuPaul was invited to ring the NASDAQ bell. He has also been making the promo rounds, including this adorable appearance on the Arsenio Hall Show.