The original “Lady Marmalade” Patti LaBelle apparently isn’t always a lady. The R&B singer is being accused of yelling obscenities at a child and taking a swing at the child’s mother in early Nov.
According to court filings reported in the NY Daily News, LaBelle lost her temper when 18-month-old Genevieve Monk began scurrying about the lobby of a Manhattan apartment building. This was enough to set LaBelle off.
“What are you doing letting your kid run around like that?” LaBelle reportedly says to the child’s mother, Roseanna Monk.
Things got more heated when her mother, Monk came to her child’s defense. It was at that time LaBelle allegedly began “screaming at [Rosanna Monk], throwing water from a bottle at [her] face and the baby’s face.”
Monk then reportedly responded with, “Are you happy that this is what you have done to this baby?!” That’s when LaBelle “tries to take a swing” at the mother.
LaBelle has not commented on the matter.