One of our RumorFix readers emailed me asking if it was true that Patti LaBelle was arrested for having a fist fight with Aretha Franklin?
When I first heard that, I laughed out loud because of the ridiculous nature of the rumor.
Then I Googled “Patti LaBelle” and this was the third item that came up:
The story from the News Nerd claims the alleged brawl happened after Aretha threw shade at Patti at the March 20th Women of Soul concert in at the White House.
The tabloid claims, “Onlookers say Labelle quickly removed her wig and earrings as she approached Franklin. Aretha, knowing that the removal of earrings is a tell-tale sign that a fight is about to ensue, attempted to prepare herself for the confrontation. Franklin was quickly struck with a Mayweather style right and left and stumbled backwards, landing awkwardly. Bystanders subdued Labelle and escorted her outside of the venue. Franklin suffered only minor injuries.”
Well, I hope you got a good laugh, because I did!
This story is completely bogus. At the bottom of their website, News Nerd writes: “The stories posted on TheNewsNerd are for entertainment purposes only. The stories may mimic articles found in the headlines, but rest assured they are purely satirical.”
Some of their other headlines read: “Noah Screening Cancelled After Movie Theater Floods,” and “Leonardo DiCaprio Cast As MLK In New Film, Will Wear Blackface.”