SURPRISE, SURPRISE: CATFIGHTS ON THE LABELLE REUNION TOUR
We hear that the three month Labelle Reunion Tour narrowly avoided becoming a fiasco like Diana Ross and the Supremes suffered. The Supremes reunion never got off the ground – partly because Diana had elaborate costumes and Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong didn’t, and also due to a very large difference in paychecks. Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendrix, and Sarah Dash all had extravagant costumes and money wasn’t an issue. It seems the other two girls occasionally forgot who leader of the group was, and Patti didn’t hesitate to remind them. Patti did all the talking onstage, and she saw all the backstage visitors first. There were a few clashes, but the gals made it through the successful tour and fans were oblivious. According to an insider, the girls aren’t exactly buddy buddy, but they’re still speaking, and the tour ended JUST IN TIME.