Patti LaBelle Shares the Hilarious Story of How Elton John Paid Her Back for Lost Tupperware

Patti LaBelle is happy to share things with her friends — but in a new interview, she reveals the time that Sir Elton John nearly stretched that kindness to its limit. On the latest episode of Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live, the iconic diva told a story about how, back when she was singing with the Bluebelles, John was working with her in the studio as a pianist. After … Continue reading Patti LaBelle Shares the Hilarious Story of How Elton John Paid Her Back for Lost Tupperware

This Is The One Singer Chaka Khan Would Do A Verzuz Battle With

Not since Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight took us down memory lane in September have two vocal legends participated in a Veruz battle. But with the right pairing, R&B funk icon Chaka Khan says she’d be open to going song for song with another singer on the show. ESSENCE spoke to Khan ahead of the release of Rhino Records’ limited-edition album of her work as … Continue reading This Is The One Singer Chaka Khan Would Do A Verzuz Battle With

Exclusive Interview: Unedited with B. Slade

Anthony Charles Williams II (born May 16, 1975), better known by his stage name B.Slade, formerly known under the gospel moniker Tonéx (/ˈtoʊneɪ/ TOH-nay), is an American singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, rapper, dancer, producer, and activist from San Diego, CA. He has gone by various names and aliases, but his primary stage name of choice had for years been “Tonéx”. In 2010, he began using the stage name B.Slade in order to rebrand himself.[1] Williams has released several hundred songs on … Continue reading Exclusive Interview: Unedited with B. Slade