WATCH: Sydney Stingers Water Polo Team Get Shady In RuPaul Tribute Video

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LGBTIQ-inclusive water polo team Sydney Stingers have released their own version of RuPaul’s diss track “Read U Wrote U” to slay their rivals ahead of the Gay Games later this year.

In the music video posted to their Facebook page, the Stingers rework the lyrics to the original song to trash talk their competition at the upcoming Gay Games competition in Paris this August.

“Hey France, how the bloody hell are ya? Stingers here from the shores of Down Under, training hard all night and all day,” the team rap.

“’A’ to the ‘U’ to the ‘S’ to the ‘tralia,’ that’s right, our moves are gonna slay ya!”

Ivan Buckingham directed the music video with Stingers teammates Nathen Brown and Nicola Ghirardi at Sydney’s Circular Quay.

“We want to tell the Gay Games competitors and the ‘Champagne water polo league’ that the Stingers are coming to Paris, in full force,” Buckingham told Gay Star News.

“We really wanted to be quintessentially Aussie, so the characters are a surfer/lifesaver, Aerobics Oz Style, Kylie Minogue, Crocodile Dundee, and a kind of leather/cub cliché.

“It’s a bit of a smackdown video, and a whole lot of fun.”

The 10th annual Gay Games, to be held from August 4 to 12, is expected to welcome 15,000 participants from more than 80 countries.

The Stingers’ northern rivals, the Brisbane Tritons, are also set to travel to host city Paris later this year to compete in their first Gay Games.

“We registered a team of 20 Tritons players late last year and we got selected to go into their recreational division for water polo,” Tritons president Sean Langeveld said earlier this year.

“The Gay Games has been going for a fair few years, and as we’re a relatively new team we saw it as a great opportunity to jump on board with something like that.”

The Gay Games have been held every four years since the inaugural event in San Francisco in 1982.

Jordan Hirst
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