It was only a few weeks ago that James Wright Chanel sang a beautiful review for Patti LaBelle’s sweet potato pie on YouTube and skyrocketed into a viral sensation overnight. Not only did it cause a feeding frenzy with the pies being sold out across Walmart’s across the nation, but it caught the attention of Miss Patti herself who reached out to James and thanked him personally for his review. However, the story doesn’t stop there.
James received a very rare honor of being invited to Patti LaBelle’s home for Thanksgiving where he met her family, dined on some amazing cooking and even sang/danced with Patti for her family. At the end of James’ original video he ended by telling Patti “you are my friend” but now he says he calls her “momma”. Both Patti and James have more in store for fans in the future with James appearing on Patti’s holiday cooking special on December 16th. Patti also revealed that there will be musical collaborations in the future.
“We’re going to perform in more ways than one,” LaBelle told People.”He can be my lead singer and I’ll be his background singer.”
A fairy tale ending for a super fan indeed.