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Lee Daniels asks Patti LaBelle to do the 'unthinkable'

THAT VOICE: Iconic singer Patti LaBelle

LEGENDARY SINGER Patti LaBelle made a special guest appearance on the season one finale of Empire, and it's been revealed that it's not a one-time cameo.

Fans will be happy to know that the music icon is returning to the hit music drama - which stars Taraji P Henson and Terrence Howard - and will be featured in its upcoming season.

During a recent interview with The Huffington Post, LaBelle recalled a conversation she had with co-creator, Lee Daniels, who wants the legendary singer to try something “daring” on camera for her season two appearance.

“We talked about it about three months ago. He said ‘LaLa,’ - he calls me ‘LaLa’ - ‘would you take your wig off?’ I said, ‘Hell no,’" LaBelle explained, laughing.

“So he’s trying to do something daring with me, but I ain’t going out like that. I love you Lee, but no, no.

"Viola Davis did it well on How To Get Away With Murder, but not Ms Patti. I can’t do it.”

Davis’ powerful wig removal scene was welcomed with praise, making it one of the most memorable - and celebrated - moments in recent primetime television.


POWERFUL SCENE: Viola Davis was praised for her wig removal

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