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Patti Labelle is Coming out of retirement just to record with Jazmine Sullivan

The Godmother of Soul said she is returning to the booth after a phone call dispelled her initial belief that Sullivan didn’t like her.

Patti Labelle said she hasn’t recorded R&B music in 15 years, but was inspired to return to the booth after connecting with Sullivan this month. LaBelle divulged that she initially believed that the “Heaux Tales” singer had negative feelings about her, according to BET.

“I thought Jazmine Sullivan hated me,” LaBelle told N.O.R.E. and EFN. “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.” During a phone conversation, the 35-year-old singer reportedly confirmed her love and admiration for LaBelle.

“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,’” LaBelle shared. “So you see how things are misunderstood in this business … sometimes people wanna make us hate each other and say ‘oh, she don’t like her.’”

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LaBelle performed on NPR’s Tiny Desk series back in March. She also revealed in her Drink Champs interview that she has her very own wine coming soonpril. We’re excited to hear what the two come up with in the studio!

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