Sometimes, it’s all just a big misunderstanding.
That’s what happened recently regarding Patti LaBelle and fellow singing legend Jazmine Sullivan. Appearing on Drink Champs, the Godmother of Soul revealed that she felt that Sullivan disliked her.
“I thought Jazmine Sullivan hated me,” she told co-hosts NORE and DJ EFN. “Lemme say something. Last week, she made my heart pound, hard. She called me. The same gentleman, Marquese, who made this outfit and the outfit that I wore for Essence last couple weeks ago, he’s good friends with Jazmine. So he said ‘Jazmine and I always used to talk about ‘who’s coming to Patti LaBelle’s party first? You or me?’”
The 78-year-old continued: “So she’s always had this love for me but whenever I would see her, she’s shy and I would give her all these props and stuff and I’d say ‘baby girl don’t like me.’ My feelings were hurt until last week.”
Everything changed though, LaBelle explained, once the two had a phone conversation. Her original instincts couldn’t have been more different from reality.
“When we talked on the phone she said ‘Patti LaBelle you’re my everything.’ She said ‘I love you so much I get shy when I’m around you,’” shared LaBelle. “So you see how things are misunderstood in this business so ugly business and sometimes people wanna make us hate each other and say ‘oh, she don’t like her.’”
She continued: “Well Jazmine and I are recording soon. You know, after 15 years I haven’t recorded. So I’m doing stuff with her and a bunch of other sweeties and I just wanted to clarify that for me, because I was holding this thing that she didn’t like me, she loves Patti LaBelle.”
Watch the full interview segment here.