Patti LaBelle Calls Herself ‘The Original Drag Queen’
Patti LaBelle was the original in lots of things, and she’s adding drag queen to the list.
She told Page Six,
“I’m the original drag queen. I was wearing crazy hair, crazy makeup, crazy clothes [from the beginning].”
She added that men who are homosexual have always taken a liking to her, and she feels the same way about them.
“I always accepted everybody. And I think they saw [in] me someone that they could spill their hearts to. And they just follow me.”
She went on to say,
“I love gay people. I love all people. I think my gay following realizes that I’m one of those girls that they can come to say whatever they have to say, and I say, ‘It’s OK.’”
Fans will soon be able to see Patti LaBelle’s love and adoration in person as she’s kicking off a series of performances in September.
“I’m so excited to wear pumps and a costume, get on that stage with a microphone in my hand, and to see an audience who’s safe, who’s vaccinated, who’s laughing together, loving together and cheering and all of that stuff. I can’t wait to see a live audience.”
But she’s still indulging in self-care and said she’s hired a masseuse to travel with her
“to make sure we keep these 77-year-old bones right, and I do things in the hotel suite, like jumping jacks and different things to move around. … I take care of myself.”
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