Tag: patti labelle

Triller Network Acquires Verzuz, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland to Join Management Team

Swizz Beatz and Timbaland discussing a Verzuz event.Screenshot: Verzuz/YouTube It looks like it’s a case of owner money Verzuz executive money because creators Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have some huge news! According to Billboard, the streaming platform and global pandemic lockdown-era phenomenon has been acquired by Triller Network, which is the parent company of the […]

Read More

What If: What The Skippies Winners Would Be Wearing If We Could Actually Party

Close your eyes and think back to when afterparties were a thing and we could all go out dressed to impress, looking our best and being the flyest of all the guests. Well, that’s where we would be right now since The Blackest Awards were just released and we’d be partying it up with the […]

Read More

Philadelphia International Records Celebrates 50 Years With the Help of Legacy Recordings and Warner Chappell Music

Screenshot: YouTube/Philadelphia International Records This year marks the 50th anniversary of the historic music label Philadelphia International Records. In an effort to commemorate the momentous occasion, on Monday, legendary labels Legacy Recordings and Warner Chappell Music teamed up to announce a yearlong campaign to highlight the history and legacy of the iconic label. A press […]

Read More

A Bootleg Politician, Patti LaBelle’s Nephew, a Twitter Burner Account—or Was It? 2020 Is Wild As Shit, Moe

Dean BrowningPhoto: DeanBrowningForCongress.com Dean Browning is believed to be a straight white man who unsuccessfully ran for a Congressional seat for Pennsylvania. So why was he tweeting that he was a black gay man? Advertisement Confused already? Don’t worry, so are we. In fact, as of this writing, I still don’t know what the hell […]

Read More

A White Republican Tweeted That He Was A ‘Black Gay Guy’ — And It All Somehow Had To Do With Patti LaBelle

Even after Joe Biden’s presidential win on Saturday, the news continued to be scary and weird. The losing candidate, incumbent Donald Trump, refuses to concede. Those around him are baselessly alleging voter fraud. It’s a nightmare. But some of the news is just weird, even when it involves recent failed Republican candidates. Such is the […]

Read More

Gladys Knight And Patti LaBelle’s Verzuz Battle Gave Them The Best Streaming Weeks Of Their Careers

After the platform took it back to the 1980s with their Teddy Riley and Babyface battle back in April, Verzuz opted to celebrate the 80s once again in their most recent battle between Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle. A well-received battle by viewers with more 3.7 million tuning in to see, the showdown became the […]

Read More

Gladys Verzuz Patti Was Grown Folks’ Business

Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle at Verzuz Screenshot: verzuztv/Instagram Do y’all feel that? Oh yes, it’s the unmatched warmth from the hug of a Black auntie. Advertisement After processing what went down at Gladys Knight Verzuz Patti LaBelle this past Sunday night, I just feel…loved. So, let’s relive it! And for those of you who […]

Read More

The Caucasian’s Guide to Aunties

Photo: Roger Kisby (Getty Images) The Root UniversityThe Root University offers a wide range of online classes and academic resources “for the culture.” For years, the investigative team at The Root has feverishly sought an answer to the age-old question: “Do white people have cousins?” Advertisement While our project is still undergoing the rigorous peer […]

Read More

‘Midnight Train’ to IG Live: Gladys Knight Verzuz Patti LaBelle Is Happening Because ‘Somebody Loves You, Baby’

Gladys Knight and Patti Labelle at the 2007 BET Awards on June 26, 2007, in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images (Getty Images) “If only you knew” that this would happen…because “neither one of us” was expecting this! Advertisement On Tuesday evening, the official Verzuz account tweeted that the next upcoming event will feature […]

Read More