Fun interview with OG LGBTQ icon Patti Labelle from Page Six today...
“I’m the original drag queen,” says the Godmother of Soul, 77. “I was wearing crazy hair, crazy makeup, crazy clothes [from the beginning].”
She sure has! As for being a longtime icon of the gay community, she says:
“I always accepted everybody,” she said. “And I think they saw [in] me someone that they could spill their hearts to. And they just follow me.
“I love gay people. I love all people,” she continued. “I think my gay following realize that I’m one of those girls that they can come to say whatever they have to say, and I say, ‘It’s OK.’”
Patti then announced she is heading back on the road starting in mid-September.
“I’m so excited to wear pumps and a costume, get on that stage with a microphone in my hand, and to see an audience who’s safe, who’s vaccinated, who’s laughing together, loving together and cheering and all of that stuff,” she told us. “I can’t wait to see a live audience.”
LaBelle said she travels with a masseuse “to make sure we keep these 77-year-old bones right, and I do things in the hotel suite, like jumping jacks and different things to move around. … I take care of myself.”
I hope so. We need to keep Patti around for a very long time….
Watch the whole interview below. (Photo: MediaPunch)