Stars Born and Raised in Philly

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  • Holly Robinson Peete
  • Beanie Sigel
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
  • Phyllis Hyman
  • Paul Robeson
  • Kevin Hart
  • The Roots
  • Will Smith
  • Jill Scott
  • Bill Cosby
  • Amber Rose
  • Lee Daniels
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Boyz II Men
  • Eve
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff

Patti LaBelle

A bona fide diva with fans all over the world, Philadelphia has remained LaBelle's home since birth. While she's upgraded her digs from her early days in South Philly, her mansion is still a stones throw from the apartment where she grew up. When asked why she keeps her South Philly zipcode instead of moving to 90210 like most other luminaries, she replies: "What I love about Philadelphia is they either love you or hate you. And they love me in Philadelphia — Black, white, Asian, tall, short, it doesn’t matter."

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