Patti LaBelle gives zero f**ks, hunty! And we liveeee for it. The 69-year-old living legend revisited the Apollo stage where up-and-comers have either been catapulted into stardom or forever broken by boos to chat with Oprah about her triumphant 50-year reign as the “Godmother Of Soul.” Centered in the heart of the Harlem, NYC aunt Pattie made herself an open book for Oprah to read on the upcoming installment of “Oprah’s Next Chapter.” One would think, from Patti’s many neck rolls and side eyes that she and Oprah were longtime enemies however, if you are aware of Patti’s epic diva behavior, this 5-minute clip filled with lines like “Girl, who you talking to?” is not surprising.
Patti went through an array of emotions perched beside O, who eagerly braved the shade of a million palm trees. Patti, eyebrows arched to the Gawds, slingbacks waving in the wind, responded to Oprah’s questions in uber snarky fashion (more like a how dare you b**ch). At one point, she paused to moisturize her tonsils, interrupting O by saying, “Can I have a swig of water?”
We revel in LaBelle’s glory. Check out our five favorite responses from Patti (equipped with the faces Oprah wanted to make!):
5. In response to Oprah questioning if Patti was ever boo’d at the Apollo: “What. Girl, who you talking to?”
4.When Patti said this: “I don’t do the phone cause I don’t want no germs baby. I’m not speaking on your instrument.”
3. When she took it back to “In Living Color” and said: “Homie don’t play that”
2. When Patti’s vocal cords needed lubrication: “Can I have a swig of water?”
1. When Patti admitted that she likes to walk in the swimming pool: “I don’t even have a bathing suit”
1. Me & the homie @jaleelwhite #RujohnFoundation Happy to be in Jamaica! Good times
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5. Good Morning. Early day in Detroit! Making press rounds for @thebossnetwork's Ladies That Lead Tour. Thank you @traycemadre and @colourbynumbr for my glam.
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6. POWER the best show on TV @djenvy, Queens we so big out here. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO
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7. They said u lost a step, wasn't explosive as once was, the best days was in the real view, questioned your drive, your leadership, your commitment, you don't have killer instinct, going back home is the worst mistake in your career, he got the coach fired, players traded, won't work between him and Kyrie, Him and Kev won't work, love your teammates to much, there's no way he can deliver a championship in his hometown, etc etc etc.... But guess what THATS NONE OF MY BUSINESS #StriveForGreatness #ThisOneIsForTheLand #PutSomeRespeckOnMyName Hahahaha!!! Yes sir
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8. Oooooh weeee this man right here is responsible for at least three of our four babies!! #JOE ❤❤❤🎤 #rnb #king #voicelikebutter #ForPeetesSake
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9. Hanging with my @abcnetwork family! @abcunclebuck tonite y'all check us out ! @anthonyanderson @traceeellisross
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10. My broski ( @sayeedshahidi ) and I are on Top 5 Live on @go90 at 5 (which is super duper close)! Make sure to tune in :) #UncleBuck #Blackish
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11. Lights out💤 #GoodNight
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12. Late nights mornings
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13. Ran into the lovely talented @siedahgarrett on this brutiful favvuz deh!
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14. #halal #love #thedargans #kattwilliamsSHOW #mashallah when that Jennah piece HIT!! @sweetjennahcollection glasses by @baddieglamaccessories LIZ 😍 @dynamiteko top @dazzledmv and jeans @thevision414 and shoes: @louboutinworld
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15. Big Hair and Optical Illusions #OceanDrive #MiamiLiving #coverparty
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16. MAMA and THE SAVAGES ... ⚓️ #supportyourlocalgirlgang
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17. From the bottom of my ❤️, thank you new followers & old! & hello fellow night owls! #grateful #racheltrue #naturalhair #curlyhair #curlygirl #healthyhair
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18. I feel so grateful because I met these amazing young minds, visiting from Houston TX, during their college tour stop today at #usc.These students are ALL extraordinary and embody academic excellence so I'm humbled to have shared a few moments with them to applaud and celebrate their bright futures ahead! Thank you @EmergeFellows for inviting me to speak and blessing me with your love and attention this afternoon!
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19. Happy Fathers Day Pops. U taught me how to be a man. Lessons of love, hard work & gratefulness. Sorry the fishing didn't stick. LOL. I Love U!
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20. Sky Zone and Ice Cream! Best Fathers Day Ever!! Photo credit @mariahcarey
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21. Look what finally came in the mail 😎 #mtvmovieawards2016 💥+🌽! #straightouttacompton
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22. Claudia Jordan: ....
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23. 'Member that time I almost knocked a bajillion dollar camera off the car? Really? Yeah, me neither! #Greenleaf Episode 2 comin atcha!
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24. Full of love. #birthday #Cabo
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25. Oh hey! Look who just joined Snapchat
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