This clip of Patti LaBelle on Busy Tonight is my favorite film of 2019.
There’s so much. Where to even start. Patti LaBelle has a personality she calls Priscilla who goes batshit when the Ajax is misplaced. Richard Pryor bought Patti LaBelle a car because he worried she wasn’t being paid enough. Patti LaBelle does not drive. Patti LaBelle appeared to be drinking red wine through a straw during this interview.
Patti LaBelle on goddaughter Mariah Carey: “I have to slap her every now and then. But she’s so phenomenal and so good, she doesn’t need to be slapped anymore. That’s my baby.”
Patti LaBelle’s advice to young women trying to break into the industry: “Keep your clothes on.”
This clip is only six minutes and fifty-eight seconds. Seven minutes’ worth of Patti LaBelle is a better documentary than anything on Netflix.
I am utterly charmed every single time Jameela Jamil does something like this: