According to The Grio, Aretha Franklin is launching her own food brand that she says will rival Pattie LaBelle’s sweet potato pies. ‘The Queen of Soul’ said in an interview with Detroit’s Local News 4 Today that her pies and food products will rival those “other” sweet potato pies.
When asked if she’s tried one of LaBelle’s pies, Franklin said, “No, I haven’t, but Ms. Patti’s gonna have to move that pie to the side!” Franklin says she’s already met with a food group based in Phoenix to start developing her line of cooked goods. Aside from pies, Franklin says she plans to market and sell chili, gumbo and baked chicken.
The two iconic singers were rumored to have a beef after video surfaced of Franklin appearing to snub Patti LaBelle at the White House. However, the Respect singer later said that she and Patti “are cool.”