Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Music legend Patti Labelle stopped by The Queen Latifah Show Thursday for a Pre-Valentine’s Day performance of her classic hit record, “If Only You Knew.” Before ripping the stage, Latifah asked Miss Patti about the current performers who inspire her today. Surprisingly, she replied by giving props to only Fantasia and Christina Aguilera.

 “I love Fantasia. Fantasia is a baby Patti LaBelle. When I see her, I see me when I was younger,” says Patti. “But even though I’m not as young as she is, we can still stand strong together. She’s phenomenal. She does what she does. She takes her shoes off. She doesn’t think about what she’s doing on stage, and that’s what I love about her,” says LaBelle.

Just last month, LaBelle made headlines when she called many of today’s female singers “Little Heifers” and unfit to be called Divas.  “Diva” is a word that I wouldn’t wanna call myself because it’s so loosely used. It’s not cute anymore…because all these little heifers who can’t sing are called divas! 

At any rate, check out Miss Patti as she sings her heart out in this flawless performance of  “If Only You Knew.”

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