Cardi B and Patti LaBelle have “the friendship we didn’t know we needed,” according to Tamron Hall, who hosted the R&B legend on her eponymous show to talk about her delicious Patti’s Good Life pies and her new culinary collaboration with the “Bodak Yellow” rapper.
The LaBelle leader stopped by the longtime journalist’s show on Friday (November 17) to talk about the “Holiday Harmony” campaign and her experience with the Bronx-born rapper. Ms. Patti noted that Cardi B was a little “starstruck” when she met the legendary singer, but that Bardi and her family — including her sister Hennessy Carolina, whom LaBelle hilariously referred to as “Chardonnay” — couldn’t have been kinder.
“I’ve always wanted to meet her, and when I met her she said, ‘I’m just so excited to meet you,’” LaBelle said. “All of the people that came with me? She talked to the kids on the phone at home, she did everything nice, she’s not a diva. She’s a beautiful spirit.”
She continued: “She’s the Baby Patti. Cardi is the Baby Patti.”
On November 8, Cardi B revealed that she teamed up with the Godmother of Soul to combine their respective brands, Whip Shots vodka whipped cream and Patti’s Good Life pies.
In a promotional video of the duo meeting up to unite their powers, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper tells her new partner in crime that the cream and the pie “have sex together.” After establishing trust, they try the new blend of flavors for viewers to see.
Patti LaBelle has continued to remain active in music, as she demonstrated back in 2020, when she and fellow legend Gladys Knight teamed up for a Verzuz battle.
LaBelle’s career spans over 60 years. The Philadelphia-born chanteuse got her start in the 1960s as the lead singer of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. The group eventually changed its name to the LaBelles and released the song “Lady Marmalade” in 1974, the track was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003.
LaBelle — also known as the Godmother of Soul — went on to have a lucrative solo career, beginning with her self-titled debut in 1977. Her eighth solo album Winner In You was released in 1986 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, thanks in part to the smash hit “On My Own.” The project has since been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Her last solo project, Patti Labelle Presents: Home for the Holidays with Friends, arrived in 2017.