Skinny legend Trixie Mattel is the featured RAPPER in the fabulous new track “Chapstick” on Todrick Hall’s new EP, Haus Party Vol. 1. Which is odd, but we ARE living in the nuttiest timeline and anything is possible. Apparently, Todrick says, the whole idea for the track came about because he kept running into Trixie in West Hollywood.
“I had this addiction to the Life Savers Gummies, and I woke up one day and I decided to walk over to the CVS and get some,” Todrick told NewNowNext. “When I crossed the street I saw someone who looked very familiar coming up on a bike, and I was like, that looks like Trixie.”
“I’m a judge and choreographer on Drag Race, but I don’t really get to hang out with the queens, that’s not the vibe of the show, I’m judging them,” he continued. “So I’ve worked with Trixie a few times, but we hadn’t really gotten to hang out. So we exchanged numbers, and we were talking, and I said I would love to do something with her, and then two days later I was walking on the street and I saw Trixie riding her bike again, and I thought this is a sign.”
“I wrote the song specifically for Trixie,” Todrick added. “She loved it immediately, and she wrote me these text messages in all caps with emojis. And to this day, no shade to anyone I’ve recorded with, recording that song with her was the most fun I’ve ever had in the studio.”
Listen to the sure-fire club hit below, then check out the “making of” video in which Trixie and Todrick workshop the lyrics for the song.