On Sunday (Sept. 13), over 500,000 viewers watched Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle go head to head during a Verzuz battle. LaBelle changed into several different pairs of shoes throughout the event and Knight called for Brandy and Monica to “work it out.”
However, one of the most memorable moments from the Verzuz was when Knight and LaBelle brought out Dionne Warick to sing a few tunes. The trio swayed while singing Warwick’s “That’s What Friends Are For” and Karyn White’s “Superwoman.”
Before Warwick shared the stage with Knight and LaBelle at Philadelphia’s Fillmore the two legends played their hits, including “If Only You Knew,” “Love Overboard,” “Lady Marmalade” and “Midnight Train to Georgia,” among others.
The two singers traded stories regarding their hit records and career highs. They also both spoke to their friendship and even talked about their cooking, which was used to advertise the highly-lauded Verzuz celebration.
Knight and LaBelle both created commercials for the series where they highlighted their chef skills and asked each other what they were making for the event. Both artists appeared to be excited for the history-making event.
LaBelle confirmed her excitement at the beginning of the battle. “We are so happy to be together,” LaBelle said, kicking off the livestreamed event. “We’ve been together for many, many, many years.”