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James Wright, Patti LaBelle and Sweet Potato Pie


Patti Pies

By Black Men In Staff

Be honest.  How many of you reading this article had heard of Patti LaBelle’s Sweet Potato Pies, before James Wright’s video went viral on the Internet?  While many people are crediting YouTube sensation James Wright and his review of Patti LaBelle‘s sweet potato pie for its phenomenal sellout success, Ms. Patti ain’t having it.  In an interview last week with, Ms. Patti acknowledged James and said she loved his video review.  However, Patti made it clear that the success of the pies is all hers.  “I did it myself.” She continued, “I was selling out before [James Wright].”

Since the video made its way around the web, Patti’s pies have sold out of Walmart stores across the country. Reports say that over $1 million in pies have sold and despite the pies retailing at less than $4, people are reselling pies online for $20 or more. Some pies are being sold for $100 on Craiglist. Walmart says they are sold out until December.

C’mon Patti?  Admit it, this dude’s review helped your pie sales.  There’s enough credit to go around.  Let him have his 15 minutes of fame.  We all know that you are the Queen Bee.

Here’s the review that has gone viral and started the run on Patti LaBelle’s Sweet Potato Pies.
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(You’re supposed to heat the pie.  This dude ate the pie right from the box.  Imagine how he would have behaved if he ate a heated slice of sweet potato pie).


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  1. Patti’s pies were selling which is true. However, there was not a run on her pies until James Wright’s positive video review and additional exposure. Maybe if Barbara Walters or Ellen DeGeneres had contributed to the run on her pies Patti would have given them credit.

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