Ms. Patti Labelle had more than a few choice words for the female singers today who refer to themselves as being a “Diva”.
“That word is used so loosely that I don’t even consider myself a diva,” LaBelle told PrideSource. “I always considered myself a woman who sings her heart out and who gives 120 percent. ‘Diva’ is a word that I wouldn’t wanna call myself because it’s so loosely used. It’s not cute anymore…because all these little heifers who can’t sing are called divas!”
And she didn’t stop there. Ms. Labelle DID credit ladies like Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin as women who truly have “it.”
She continued and said, “You know, I’m speaking for me — I don’t know if they like to be called divas — but I know I wouldn’t call them divas, because it’s not in good company.”