Patti Labelle Arrested After Fist Fight with Aretha Franklin


Patti Labelle Arrested

Atlanta — Legendary singer Patti Labelle arrested and charged with assault and battery after attacking Aretha Franklin.

The singers were in Atlanta for an R&B/Soul concert on March 20th when they ran into each other backstage. Labelle was still fuming from a recent run-in with Franklin at the White House for the “Women of Soul” concert. While Aretha Franklin was making her way to the stage, Labelle extended her hand to greet the “Respect” singer, when she threw epic shade in an effort to avoid her.

While at the concert in Atlanta, Labelle attempted to approach Franklin to resolve their outstanding issues, but Franklin once again turned up her nose. Onlookers say Labelle quickly removed her wig and earrings as she approached Franklin. Aretha, knowing that the removal of earrings is a tell-tale sign that a fight is about to ensue, attempted to prepare herself for the confrontation. Franklin was quickly struck with a Mayweather style right and left and stumbled backwards, landing awkwardly. Bystanders subdued Labelle and escorted her outside of the venue. Franklin suffered only minor injuries.

Labelle was quickly apprehended by the Atlanta Police Department and charged with assault and battery. She was released on a $10,000 bail and will appear in court on April 16th.

Patti Labelle Arrested

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  • Shag

    This can’t be true. That said, Aretha is a well- known egomaniac, but fighting? Come on Patti!

  • Bella Donna

    Diana Ross deserves to be slapped. I had friends that work around her say she was a VERY VERY NASTY WOMAN.

  • Dena Robins

    Shame Shame Shame If Only You Knew Come on Divas be ladies. Love you both

  • Eyvette Flowers

    We weren’t there so we don’t know what happened. This issue happened back in march. We are almost in July. I’d rather here the story from the mouth of either Patti or Aretha! You can’t talk what you don’t know!

  • sexy Sagittarius

    as a young woman I’ve always looked up to both of these young ladies but things do happen but I will say this go patti

  • Kyle

    Patti should have had a snickers

  • Jessica2248

    Didn’t Aretha file a lawsuit against y’all for printing these lies???

  • Robert

    So because someone does not speak to you, it’s ok to assault them? This is america and I don’t have to speak to anyone that I don’t want to. Super star or not.. Why is it ignorant to not want to speak to someone? Jealousy, both of these women have amazing careers and made a lot of money. And they don’t have to speak to one another. That’s Aretha’s prerogative!

  • Sapho-minds Wright

    They are too old to act this way PERIOD!!! I don’t care about the reason I’m looking at how both ladies handled the situation. When you’re damn near in a person’s face the polite thing to do is speak especially when they’re reaching out to you and Ms. Patti you can go hitting people because they don’t speak to you…keep it classy ladies, I hope there’s no video!

  • Richard Lively

    I’m with Aretha Franklin. Pattie Labelle had no business attacking Aretha. Aretha ignored Patti for good reason. She violent and wants more of the spit light. I remember she took the Mike from Diana Ross while she was singing on stage stealing the spot light. She jealous of Aretha Franklin because she’s the Queen of Soul and Diana Ross is second and Pattie Labelle comes in at third. It’s nothing but jealousy and that’s why Pattie Labelle is forceful the way she is. She an attention seeker. If not why do these things occur only during a concert. She definitely jealous of Aretha Franklin. And Aretha is not afraid of Pattie. That’s why Pattie assaulted Franklin. Aretha had her beat mentally, and Pattie went evil about it.

  • Gina Clark-Reddick

    Apparently they had some beef prior to this incident. They both could of handle this in a professional manor.

  • Antonio M

    Is this true??? I need to see some other news sources on this.

  • Reggie Rizer Sr.

    Yall think this is real eh?

  • DJ

    Shame on you Miss Pattie Labelle.. You are legend.. You represent the black community.. This is not how someone of your stature acts.. Smh!!!

  • SRR126

    ahhhh… people of color… always a source of endless amusement…
    You can take the rat out of the hood but you can’t surgically remove the hood-rat.