There is this persisting rumor that singing legends Patti LaBelle and the late, great Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin did not get along. There’s the fact that they were both divas in their own right. But this interaction between the two of them at a White House event, didn’t help the rumors.
But neither woman has ever confirmed an issue between the two of them. When Franklin was asked if there was any bad blood between herself and LaBelle, she said, “Oh please, are you kidding? Now c’mon. Let’s get serious. Let’s get serious.”
And during a recent interview with “The Breakfast Club,” Patti LaBelle corroborated the fact that not only was there no bad blood, the two planned to work together shortly before Aretha passed.
“Aretha’s my queen. We were supposed to do a duet before she passed. Three months before she died. She called me and we talked. She used to remind me of times when we were in Detroit at the club. I said, ‘Girl, what club?’ But I remembered we did hang.
I said, ‘I want to record a song with you.’ She said, ‘Let’s do it Patti.’ She really wanted to sing a duet with me. I said, ‘What song would you like to do?’ She said, ‘Anything with you Patti.’ I mean, we had a good relationship.”
And while Ms. LaBelle said that she and Aretha were good, there are some younger artists who are on her sh*t list. She didn’t share their names on “The Breakfast Club,” but she said the time is coming where all will be revealed.
In fact, she said she plans on making a movie discussing all the people who dismissed or disregarded her in the industry.
She said, “You’ll see soon,” she said. “…I’m making a movie of people who dissed me.” She said the movie will be called “Patti’s Sad Days.”
LaBelle provided hints claiming that some of the “biggest girls” in music right now snubbed her two years ago. She said, “I said ‘hi’ walking in the hallway. We were doing a BET special. That heifer looked at me and walked away.”
Naturally, the hosts wanted to know who she was referring to and took a couple of guesses. She said it wasn’t Lizzo, Rihanna, or Beyoncé who Patti called her “babies.”
You can listen to her full Breakfast Club interview in the video below.