It looks like the rumored and legendary rivalry between Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle will be moving to a new playground: the grocery store.

After Ms. Patti’s sweet potato pies lit the Internet on fire, it seems like Auntie Aretha wants some of the action too.

In a recent interview with Detroit’s Local 4 News Today to discuss her offer to put some residents of Flint in hotels as state and city officials scramble to deal with the water crisis, the Respect singer also let it slip she’s developing a line of food products.

According to Franklin, she’s working on several items, including chili, gumbo, baked chicken, and desserts.

Don’t expect Franklin to ask for any advice from LaBelle about how to launch a successful food line, though. When asked if she’d tried one of LaBelle’s popular pies, Franklin quipped: “No, I haven’t, but Ms. Patti’s gonna have to move that pie to the side!”


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  • FragranceObsessed

    Wow! Aretha looks great. Glad she got that weight off.

    • Doug

      That is an old pic.

    • FragranceObsessed

      Awww man! I was truly happen for her, too. Oh well. Thanks for the clarification, Doug.

    • Doug

      You are welcome.