, Patti LaBelle Recalls Lavish Gift From Elton John, The Nzuchi Times News

Patti LaBelle Recalls Lavish Gift From Elton John

, Patti LaBelle Recalls Lavish Gift From Elton John, The Nzuchi Times News

Patti LaBelle is a legendary face in music, and with that history comes interesting stories from back in the day, including tales about fellow icons like Sir Elton John.  

During a recent episode of Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live, the 77-year-old R&B legend jokingly recalled a time when the 74-year-old “Rocket Man” singer paid her back with a lavish gift for Tupperware she loaned to him when they were starting out in the late-1960s, according to Billboard

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She recalls cooking food for the band, including John, who played piano for the Bluebelles, after late-night recording sessions in London. She would send band members back to their flats with leftovers, asking them to return the Tupperware the next day: They never did. 

Years later, after John, who was born Reginald Dwight, made it big, he called to invite LaBelle to one of his performances, she recalls. 

, Patti LaBelle Recalls Lavish Gift From Elton John, The Nzuchi Times News

“‘Hi, Patti, it’s Reggie, I want you to come and see me tonight,'” she tells Cohen. “I said, ‘Reggie, who are you opening for?’ He said ‘I’m Elton John now.’ So I said, ‘Punk, where is my [T]upperware?” 

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He repaid LaBelle with a diamond-encrusted ring in the shape of a cross, Billboard notes. “He left this on the piano…I said, ‘Elton, your ring!’ He said, ‘Patti, that’s your [T]upperware.’ I’m so happy for his success, and I haven’t sold it!” 

Check out LaBelle’s interview below: 

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