Patti LaBelle Isn't Stopping At Pies, Plans Food Empire

News & Views | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 11/25/2015 | 11:45 AM EST

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Patti talks new ventures, Black buying power

Ms. Patti ain't done yet!

If you thought Patti LaBelle was stopping her culinary brand at sweet potato pies, think again. 

The singer revealed she has plans on cementing a cooking (and even bedding) empire, solidifying her space in the food and home goods business.

Next year, she'll be launching a line of mac-n-cheese, among other delectables.

“I have plans for Walmart from way, way, way back in the day of putting maybe ten more items in Walmart,” LaBelle divulges in an interview with the Huffington Post.

“It’ll be ‘Patti’s Bedding’  — my bedding line that I had in Macys. And I’m going to do the mac-n-cheese. Everybody’s been waiting for it, and I’ll make sure James takes the first bite of macaroni and cheese," she added, giving a shout out to James Wright Chanel, whose viral video arguably drove her pie sales through the roof.

Meet The Real Woman And Creator Behind Patti LaBelle's Pie

During the interview, LaBelle also touched on how her pie success is a reminder of the Black community's buying power.

“We black folks, we don’t spend our money on anything unless we know it’s phenomenal,” she said.
“It’s like a black woman with a weave -- she ain’t gonna get that weave and spend all her money for it unless  it’s a great weave. And the same thing with the power of the dollar with black food -- and it’s not just black people buying it, but we’re showing them the power of the black dollar. And it’s priceless. The power of a black woman and the power of a black man singing my praises. James Wright and Patti LaBelle, and then the black public -- they’re buying this pie. So the power of a dollar is waiting to exhale, but we won’t buy anything unless we know it’s a great product.”

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