Don’t Mess With Patti LaBelle

The R&B singer allegedly ordered her bodyguards to beat a West Point cadet

West Point cadet Richard C. King is claiming that Patti LaBelle ordered her bodyguards to attack him for standing too close to her luggage at an airport in Texas. King’s lawyers say the attack was entirely unprompted and the victim suffered a concussion and needed staples to repair his scalp. [Inquirer] See video of the attack below. (The altercation kicks in around a minute and a half. King is wearing a yellow shirt.)

In less serious news, based on her website, LaBelle seems to have moved on from singing and has taken up peddling Lady Marmalade seasonings. Huh. [PattiLaBelle.com]