Shade Or Nah? Aretha Franklin Ignores Patti Labelle At White House Women Of Soul Concert

March 12, 2014  |  

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Whew Chile! Some of us have thrown some serious shade in our lifetimes, but Aretha Franklin just took the trophy home from all of us.

Last week at the White House’s Women Of Soul concert, Aretha Franklin made a grand entrance down an aisle as she proceeded to the stage. During her arrival, she greeted fans, politicians and celebrities alike except for one person — Miss Patti Labelle.

Word on the street is Franklin doesn’t particularly care for Labelle but no one knows why. As Pattti Labelle reached out to greet Aretha, the Queen of Soul swiftly snatched her hand back to avoid Labelle’s touch. Unfazed, While Aretha shut down the concert with an amazing performance, Patti sang along to Franklin’s song “I Never Loved A Man” and afterward Aretha greeted Patti with a big hug (perhaps the Lord spoke to her while she sang). With tension in the air, their interaction was quite confusing, to be honest. Let’s hope these two Divas can move past their differences — if they really have them — at their age.

Check out the video clip of the interaction below. Do you see the eclipse shade or nah?

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