It’s like watching your two favorite aunts at a family party.
It was 1998 at the ALMA Awards when Patti LaBelle and Celia Cruz gave the world life with a duet of “Quimbara.” The performance was one to remember as Celia Cruz and Patti LaBelle shimmied and shook all over the stage with giant smiles. At one moment, LaBelle helps Cruz slip out of her coat so the Cuban singer can show the world the dazzling, sequined dress hiding underneath. Watching LaBelle and Cruz own the stage together makes perfect sense since the two were reported to be close friends. LaBelle even sang “Ave Maria” at Cruz’s funeral in 2003.
If you’ve ever wondered what true friendship looks like, here it is.
CREDIT: ALMA Awards / ABC / Caesar Smith, Jr. / YouTube