The delicious, longstanding beef between Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle, continues: the Queen of Soul has announced plans to ready her own soul food line to compete with Ms. Patti’s pies.

During an interview with Detroit’s Local 4 News, Ms. Franklin said she is in the midst of planning a food line that includes chili, gumbo, baked chicken and desserts. When asked if she’d tasted Ms. Patti’s sweet potato pie, which became an internet sensation last November, she said no—“but Ms. Patti’s gonna have to move that pie to the side!”


What is life without watching two legends grind an real or mythical axe between them? In celebration of this R&B soap opera, let’s watch a throwback episode of the fictitious diva talk show Got 2B Real and dream of Ms. Aretha and Ms. Patti’s private conversations.

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