Thanks to James Wright Chanel, Patti LaBelle’s new line of sweet potato pies have been flying off the shelves at Walmart. James’ spirited review of the singer’s dessert went viral online this week, as his satisfaction with the pie led to the singing of “If Only You Knew,” “Isn’t It A Shame,” and “When You’ve Been Blessed.” The clip has since been viewed over six million pies, and has led to an increase in sales for the singer, who also reposted the video on her Facebook page.
James’ review was so good, that he also received a phone call from Ms. LaBelle, Fox32 News in Chicago reports. In a Skype interview with James, he detailed his conversation with the singing legend, also sharing that he was “crying like a baby.”
“She kept thanking me, she kept thanking me, and she just kept telling me how much she loved me and she just kept telling me to be me. She was like ‘Boy, you could sang!’”
Patti LaBelle’s pie review has led others to review the dessert as well, including actor Lance Gross (who also zealously approved of the pie). Watch James Wright Chanel share the story of the conversation with Patti LaBelle in the video below: