If you haven’t heard Patti LaBelle makes a mean sweet potato pie! James Wright Chanel who is a huge fan of Patti and her pies had the opportunity to film a holiday television special with the  songstress that will air on the cooking channel.  According to PEOPLE James and Patti have become friends after James review of Patti’s pies went viral on Youtube. Also James spent Thanksgiving at the diva’s house.

LaBelle told the magazine, “it’s one of those blessed stories, for his birthday, which is Thanksgiving, we were at my home. I invited him to dinner before I even met him. He’s such a larger than life person himself; he’s like my new son. It’s just a blessing when people come into your life like this and you’re not expecting anything.”

Chanel says, “when she first called, it was like we’d known each other forever; we talked like we were best friends. I told her, ‘I have to tell my mom that Patti is my new momma too.’ I said, ‘Patti, you my momma!'”

The Holiday Television special will include LaBelle’s famous sweet potatoes pies and other types of pies.  Be sure to watch on December 16 at 8:30 pm.



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