Okay, I know you're saying, "Clay, you are on your billionth Patti LaBelle interview!" Yes, but these are the last two interviews and I am officially done with promotion for Patti's new CD Miss Patti's Christmas.
These two interviews for HX Magazine and AOL Black Voices are my absolute favorites and I answered many of submitted questions.
In HX Patti chats it up on closeted R&B singers:
"It's hard to take that chance. I think if you're gay in R&B, stay in that closet for right now."
On the church might having a problem with Patti's strong ties to the gay community:
"If the church has a problem with that, the church needs to go and see Jesus!"
On being approached by women:
"Usually, the hard women are after me! When I got my divorce, the women jumped on me like white on rice! I said, 'Look, I ain't ever did fish, I don't intend to do fish so leave me alone.'"
On rumors that she and Jennifer Hudson were drunk at the GLAAD Media Awards in March:
“I never drink liquor, I never smoked weed, I never did coke and I never did crack—so people are wack!”
This interview is featured in this week's issue of HX Magazine -- here is the online version:
HX: Mama Christmas
Also, there is my additional Patti interview for the straights over at AOL Black Voices. Patti talks current R&B, plastic surgery and Phyllis Hyman:
“Every day I saw her she was trying to get me in trouble with her. I said, 'Girl, I ain't doing no drugs!'"
Black Voices: Patti LaBelle Thoughts on Life
Lastly, tomorrow is World AIDS Day. Be sure to take the time to acknowledge the impact of HIV/AIDS on the nation and the globe. There is still a long road to not only battle the disease but to deal with issues like stigma, prevention and people valuing their lives enough to protect it.Have a safe weekend!
Labels: FREELANCE, LEGENDS, Patti LaBelle