After reports began circulating that Soul/R&B veterans Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle knuckled up, Franklin is quickly quashing the fabricated rumors.
“I’ve never heard anything crazier—regarding myself and Patti allegedly fighting on March 20, in Atlanta,” Franklin says in a statement. “On March 20, I was in New York City readying for my birthday patty (Sorry. LOL. Laughing at my typo error). I meant PARTY, which we all had one fabulous time. Patti and I are cool and we always have been. I enjoyed her at the White House. Classic Patti.”
According to the reports, Franklin and Labelle were not on good terms following the “Women of Soul” concert at The White House earlier this year. The false reports claim the two exchanged obscenities before Labelle punched Franklin.
People have too much time on their hands! SMH!