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Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight reunite for DJ Cassidy’s ‘Cross the Mic’

DJ Cassidy is reuniting soul legends Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight for his “Cross the Mic” Mom’s Day particular to air on BET Sunday.

“I’ve been eager to ask Patti LaBelle to do [‘Pass the Mic’], and I’ve all the time had this dream of getting a Mom’s Day episode, so I saved that decision, and I’m so glad I did. In the event you’re having Patti LaBelle, it’s solely proper that you’ve got Gladys Knight,” Cassidy instructed Web page Six.

This might be the first time LaBelle and Knight will share their music collectively after their Verzuz battle that broke the web final fall.

“They symbolize the epitome of affection and all that’s motherhood and womanhood. I couldn’t have placed on the celebration with out them,” Cassidy mentioned. “They exude the spirits and emotions of emotion and love.”

Cassidy, who’s notoriously mum on the artists who take part in his pandemic musical collection, instructed us the particular will function 15 artists, together with Vanessa Williams.

“I’ve handed the mic to 153 legendary R&B and soul artists since I created it final yr. This one is particular and distinctive in some ways as a result of it’s celebrating moms and girls. It’s going to be ballad-centric… a few of the most iconic ballads of all time. We’ll all rock facet to facet with fingers in the air, and that’s what’s going to make this present particular,” Cassidy mentioned.

TLC, El DeBarge, Boyz II Males, Chaka Khan, Bobby Brown and Jodeci are a few of the artists who’ve participated in earlier episodes. Native New Yorker Cassidy, who lives in LA, mentioned he’ll be watching this one on FaceTime together with his mom and grandmother, who reside in New York.

“It’s a 30-minute particular. Flip the lights down low. Gentle the candles and flip your music up loud,” he mentioned.

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