Jasmine Masters

Jasmine Masters is the stage name of Martell Robinson[1] (born October 16, 1976),[2] an American drag queen, internet celebrity, YouTuber, and stand-up comedian. He is best known for competing on the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race and RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 4. Robinson is responsible for many viral videos, many of which have become memes, most notably And I Oop! which was the most used gif of 2019.

Jasmine Masters
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Born
Martell Robinson

(1976-10-16) October 16, 1976 (age 43)
OccupationDrag queen, actor, singer
Years active1997–present
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2014–present
GenreVlog, comedy
Subscribers191,000+
(March 22, 2020)
Total views15,320,492
(March 22, 2020)

Early lifeEdit

Robinson was born on October 16, 1976 in Los Angeles County, California.[2] He first did drag in 1997 at the age of 21 by impersonating Patti LaBelle.[3] The drag name "Jasmine Masters" came from Jasmine Guy and her drag mother, Destiny Masters.[4] He auditioned for Drag Race beginning with Season two.[5]

CareerEdit

Before Drag Race, Robinson appeared as the character, Mordecai, in the 2008 film First Sunday.[6] He also appeared with fellow Drag Race alumnus Willam for an episode of The New Normal in 2013.[7]

RuPaul's Drag RaceEdit

Jasmine was announced as one of the fourteen contestants for season seven of RuPaul's Drag Race on March 2, 2015.[8] He was eliminated in the third episode after lip-syncing against Kennedy Davenport, and placed 12th overall. During her time on the show,he received online death threats including racist remarks, which eventually led to RuPaul defending Masters on Twitter.[9] Masters would be referenced in 2017 by Nina Bo'Nina Brown for season nine of Drag Race, with Brown impersonating him for the annual "Snatch Game".[10]

Masters competed on the Drag Race television special RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular.[11] Masters later posted a YouTube video explaining why he wasn't featured as much as the other contestants in the special, stating that Shangela was late during one of the rehearsals, which caused Masters to become frustrated and leave the set early.[12][13]

Masters was announced to compete on the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.[14][15] He was eliminated in the first episode by Trinity The Tuck after her poor stand-up performance for the annual talent show, placing 10th.[16][17] He had a chance to return in sixth episode, where the eliminated queens faced off with the queens still in running, but lost a lip sync to Trinity, eliminating her for good.[18]

He appeared as a guest for the first challenge in the premiere of season eleven of Drag Race.[19]

After Drag RaceEdit

After Drag Race, he was one of thirty drag queens featured in Miley Cyrus's 2015 VMA performance.[20]

Robinson gained notoriety with his self-published YouTube videos on his channel. His video "RuPaul Dragrace fucked up drag", criticizing the show's portrayal of drag, sparked criticism from fans and queens including Phi Phi O'Hara.[21] The video was featured in Willam's internet show, "Willam's Beatdown".[22] His video "Fix ur breath" was featured in a post on Justin Bieber's Instagram page, making Masters go viral.[23]

Because of Masters's viral success, he is the host of his own web show with WowPresents called "Jasmine Masters Master Class" that premiered its first episode in 2018.[24] He also was featured as a guest in an episode of Lemme Pick You Up with Ts Madison.[25] He was a guest for multiple episodes of the web series "Wait, What?" with Kimora Blac.[26][27]

He was with Tammie Brown, Miz Cracker, Eureka O'Hara, Shea Coulee and Ginger Minj for two episodes of the Billboard web series "Spillin' The Tea" in June 2018.[28] He was with Trixie Mattel to discuss the Drag Race season ten contestants for Access.[29]

Masters appeared in the music video for Latrice Royale's "Excuse the Beauty" on May 10, 2018[30] and Pandora Boxx's "Oops I Think I Pooped" on September 24, 2018.[31]

Masters featured on the single "And I Oop!" by Adam Joseph in June 2019.

In popular cultureEdit

Masters coined the term "Jush", meaning let me (Jush) "fix" you up or either just a word of love.[32][33]

A clip of Masters interrupting himself in shock, known as "And I Oop", became an internet meme in 2019. It originated from a 2015 YouTube video named "Jasmine Masters handle your liquor".[34][35][36][37][38] According to Giphy, Masters' "And I Oop" was the most used gif of 2019,[39] with over 419 million views.[40] Masters also trademarked the term.[41]

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

As featured artistEdit

Title Year Album
"Freaky Money"[42]

(RuPaul featuring Jasmine Masters)

2015 RuPaul Presents CoverGurlz 2

FilmographyEdit

MoviesEdit

Year Title Role
2008 First Sunday Mordecai

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role
2013 The New Normal
2015 RuPaul's Drag Race (season 7) Himself Contestant (12th place)
2015 RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked
2018 RuPaul's Drag Race Holi slay Spectacular Contestant (Joint winner)
2018 RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars Contestant (10th place)
2019 RuPaul's Drag Race (season 11) Guest - episode 1
2019 Brunch With Tiffany Guest

Music videosEdit

Year Title Ref.
2015 Shangela - Uptown Fish [43]
2018 Latrice Royale - Excuse the Beauty [30]
2018 Pandora Boxx - Oops I Think I Pooped [31]

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref
2016–2017 Drag Cousins Herself Co-host [44]
2018 Spillin' The Tea Panelist [45]
2018–Present Jasmine Masters Master Class Host [46]
2018 Puff Puff Sessions Episode: "Conspiracy Theories" [47]
Lemme Pick You Up Guest [48]
Whatcha Packin' Guest [49]
2018-19 Wait, What? Guest [50]
2019 Hey Qween Guest [51]
Brunch With Tiffany Guest [52]
Detailz Guest [53]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Giving Body Category Work Results Ref.
2019 WOWIE Awards Best Viral Moment Jasmine Masters - "And I OOP" Won [54][55]
2020 Shorty Awards Gif of the Year Jasmine Masters - "And I OOP" Won [56]

ReferencesEdit

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