Patti Labelle Teams With ‘Patti Pie Fan’ James Wright For TV Special

Published: Saturday 5th Dec 2015 by Rashad
(Photo courtesy:  People)

Oh, if…only he knew his viral video would be a gateway to dreams come true, we’re sure Patti Labelle fan-turned-sidekick James Wright (aka Chanel) would’ve made that video sooner.

But, as opportunities pour in, it’s proving Wright may have picked just the right time.  Evidence of such has been further lent by the recent announcement the aspiring singer is set to team with his idol for a holiday cooking special to air on The Cooking Channel!

Get the details below:

Via People:


“It’s one of those blessed stories,” LaBelle tells PEOPLE. “For his birthday, which is Thanksgiving, we were at my home. I invited him to dinner before I even met him.”

In fact, their first meeting was on the set of the show. “It was his first time seeing me, so when he came into the kitchen, he saw me and my back was turned. He came up behind me and he had on these beautiful leopard pants and a necklace,” the singer says. “We just had a love moment. It’s just a blessing when people come into your life like this and you’re not expecting anything.”

But, if you thought the cooking special – set to air December 16th at 8:30pm EST on The Cooking Channel – was all, there’s more.  The dynamic duo are also set to perform live in concert together.

“We’re going to perform in more ways than one. He can be my lead singer and I’ll be his background singer,” LaBelle says.

Best Christmas gift ever!

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  1. Hesings December 5, 2015

    She got tired of the people dragging her. But good for him.

  2. HOWYOULIKEIT December 5, 2015

    I dont know but Patti must have the best plastic surgeon ever. She looks better and younger than what she looked like in the 80s

    • Kii December 6, 2015

      Black don’t crack boo

  3. pat December 6, 2015

    His Janet video is everything

  4. No favs, just here for the music December 6, 2015

    Awwww this is so sweet

  5. Barb-wire (#8DaysOfOnika) December 6, 2015

    Huh? Guess imma be doing my own Onika video so it can go viral and maybe I can be her sidekick too just like leotard pants guy.

  6. MusicFan103 December 6, 2015

    Patti is only trying to save face. The public and #BlackTwitter went in on her for trying to say on TMZ that she had her pies selling out before the viral video. Ever since she has steady been trying to make her name look better. The ante keeps getting raised to higher and better things for Pie Guy James, as she hopes to continue selling out pies and staying in the news thru the New Year and Holiday Season to do what… continue to sell pies and make herself more money. The things she is doing for James is just small potatoes (pun to the Sweet potatoes pie LOL) to her. She is clearly seeing a hefty return on the sales and upping her cooking profile in general. James is like her puppet along for the ride. #ShrugLife. I’d rather her to have cut me a check for my video that went viral rather than these seemingly little things which will eventually be forgotten.

  7. Christina Aguilera December 6, 2015

    He’s really in shape to advertise food. Thou

  8. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans December 6, 2015

    Yes, that’s right, Ms. Patti! She better carry him around and cling to him everywhere like a little puppy because she knows she needs him for her pies to keep surviving at this point. She needs to make him the brand ambassador and put him in some commercials to sell the product because he worked some miracles for those pies.

  9. Brittany December 6, 2015

    First of all, Patti doesn’t NEED anything. She’s a certified legend with a blessed bank account. Secondly what a sweet gesture seeing as though his 15 minutes are almost up.

  10. Milkshaka December 6, 2015

    gurls needa make a duet

  11. brazio December 6, 2015

    Go James!! I’m still pissed at Patti though (my pies were selling before James)her shady a$$

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