Grab a fan, pick a pew up front and open up your body to the truth according to Patti LaBelle. PrideSource (via Gawker) asked Patti LaBelle how she feels about being called a “diva” and she doesn’t like it at all, because the true meaning of “diva” has been stretched so far that it basically means “basic bitch” now. It’s kind of how I feel about being called a slut. A trick who randomly blows a dude in a bar bathroom gets called a slut and that’s offensive to the real sluts who have slutted for years!
Patti LaBelle called out all the “little heifers” who can’t sing and need 40 back-up dancers to make them look good. The woman who will attack a toddler with water if she’s acting a mess had this to say about “divas“:
For you, what does it mean to be a diva?
That word is used so loosely that I don’t even consider myself a diva. 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.
Is there a negative connotation to it now?
Yeah, because all these little heifers who can’t sing are called divas! It doesn’t mean anything to me and probably to some of the other ladies who have been doing it for as long as I have: Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick. 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.
But it used to be a respectable term at some point.
Well, for opera singers, and for ladies who earned it, but that was way, way back when. Now you can look up to them, but you might not see what you wanna see. A hot mess! People who are doing it and doing it with about 40 people on stage with them to hide their pitifulness – that’s not a word, but you know what I mean.
And does High Priestess Patti even need to name names? Katy Perry, Brit Brit, RiRi and Justin Bieber are all running to the kitchen to put their burning, flaming ears under cold water. Burn those bitches, Patti!