When Patti LaBelle's "Over the Rainbow" comes on, her shoes come off. But she packed an extra kick for her onstage tradition last Sunday (Sept. 13), when she competed against fellow soul legend Gladys Knight in a Verzuz battle.
In an interview on Apple Music Hits' The Estelle Show Thursday (Sept. 17), LaBelle recapped how her right heel landed smack on her kneecap for an unforgettable moment.
"Here's what happened: When I'm on stage, so as I think I explained to some people, I brought most of my stage equipment with me -- my trunks for my shoes that I place on the piano on stage. But since we didn't have a piano, I bought my trunks to put my pumps on because I love to change shoes during my show," she explained. "And I brought my carpet and I just brought a few personal things, pretending that I was on tour. This is a stage show, right?"