Patti Labelle stopped by ‘Watch What Happens Live’ last night alongside Sam Smith to dish with Andy Cohen on her holiday album, cooking show, and – of course – tis the season for “Patti Pies.” But, to accompany the news she served on her latest endeavors, Labelle also served a bit of “tea,” if you will, on late R&B vocalist Luther Vandross (who was a longtime friend of hers).
When Cohen quizzed Smith on critics likening him to the ‘Superstar’ singer, the host turned his attention to Miss Patti to ask about the legendary crooner’s rumored battle with “coming out” as openly gay.
Curious to hear how she responded? Find out inside:
Labelle, Mariah Carey‘s godmother, also was quizzed on any “advice” she’d give the ‘We Belong Together’ singer heading into the new year.
Hear Miss Patti sound off on that as well:
Start at 3:03 (Luther)
4:39 (“Advice for Mariah Carey”)
Patti also reflects on that hilarious “where are my background singers?” viral clip:
Unfamiliar with that event? See it below: