Patti LaBelle's Most Trendsetting Moments

How has Patti LaBelle inspired our generation?

Kicking Off Your Shoes  - Singer Patti LaBelle loves to kick off her shoes and get down during her performances. No one can do it quite like Patti, or at least we haven't seen anyone try yet! (Photo: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images)

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Kicking Off Your Shoes - Singer Patti LaBelle loves to kick off her shoes and get down during her performances. No one can do it quite like Patti, or at least we haven't seen anyone try yet! (Photo: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images)

Creole Lady Marmalade - "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?" Not everyone knows what it means, but everyone gets caught saying it at least once in their life. Pink, Mya, Lil' Kim, and Christina Aguilera are most notably known for recreating the Godmother of Soul's very risque record "Lady Marmalade." (Photo: Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect)

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Creole Lady Marmalade - "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?" Not everyone knows what it means, but everyone gets caught saying it at least once in their life. Pink, Mya, Lil' Kim, and Christina Aguilera are most notably known for recreating the Godmother of Soul's very risque record "Lady Marmalade." (Photo: Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect)

Food for the Soul  - Patti LaBelle and Laila Ali are just a couple of celebs that can showcase their skills in the kitchen. We hear Quest Love is waiting for Patti to serve him up some good ol' soul food cooking! (Photo: Brian Killian/WireImage for The Recording Academy)

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Food for the Soul - Patti LaBelle and Laila Ali are just a couple of celebs that can showcase their skills in the kitchen. We hear Quest Love is waiting for Patti to serve him up some good ol' soul food cooking! (Photo: Brian Killian/WireImage for The Recording Academy)

Mama Knows Best  - Patti LaBelle makes an excellent mother, as we have seen on the TV series A Different World. We wonder how Kelly Rowland got so lucky to have the outspoken diva play her mom in Nelly's "Dilemma" video.  (Photo: Universal Motown Records)

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Mama Knows Best - Patti LaBelle makes an excellent mother, as we have seen on the TV series A Different World. We wonder how Kelly Rowland got so lucky to have the outspoken diva play her mom in Nelly's "Dilemma" video.  (Photo: Universal Motown Records)

Beyonc? was totally talking about Patti when she sang, "You can see me stunt when you turn on ya screen..." - (Photo: Joe McNally/Getty Images)

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Especially Yours - Patti LaBelle never has a bad hair day and it's probably because she has her own hair line available by "Especially Yours." LaBelle will have you glammed up with premium styles of quality wigs. It's not unusual for celebrities to have wig lines, just check out Wendy Williams and Vivica A. Fox, who are well known for their hair lines too. (Photo: Joe McNally/Getty Images)

Can we get Destiny's Child to recreate this? Our generation needs it. - (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

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Girl Groups Rock! - Everyone was in a girl group once upon a time... From Beyonce to Kelly to Michelle. OK, they were all in the same girl group, but you get the point. Patti LaBelle definitely started that trend of hitting it off with a group before making it big going SOLO. (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

DIVA-licious  - All you need to really remember at the end of the day is that Patti LaBelle is a DIVA! I mean, she's Mariah Carey's godmother for goodness' sake. And Mariah is the princess of all divas, right under Patti. (Photo: Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)

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DIVA-licious - All you need to really remember at the end of the day is that Patti LaBelle is a DIVA! I mean, she's Mariah Carey's godmother for goodness' sake. And Mariah is the princess of all divas, right under Patti. (Photo: Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)