Patti LaBelle had ‘no concept’ that the ‘Girl Marmalade’ lyrics have been so suggestive.
The 77-year-old music legend – who is thought for the 1974 hit considered about prostitution – had “no concept” what the French lyrics meant when she recorded the music together with her band Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles.
She stated: “After we heard it, it sounded nice, however that ‘Voulez-vous coucher avec moi,’ sounded so piercing and it simply stayed in my ear. So, after we went there, I stated that we needed to file that one first. After we recorded the music and the music went out and folks have been loving it, the nuns talked about us and requested, ‘Why are they speaking like hookers?!”
Patti went on to elucidate that she was merely “jamming” to the infectious refrain and was oblivious to the truth that the lyrics have been actually sexually suggestive.
She informed Leisure Tonight: “I didn’t know ‘Voulez-vous coucher avec moi,’ meant ‘Will you sleep with me tonight?’! I had no clue woman! And I used to be jamming on that! And the nuns… they known as us unhealthy names and stuff, however it bought!”
The legendary songstress went on to explain the music – which might later be lined by Christina Aguilera, Lil’Kim Pink and Mya as a four-piece for the movie ‘Moulin Rouge!’ as “revolutionary” that pays homage to streetwalkers.
She added: “it was revolutionary and it was one thing that individuals have been doing. Girls walked the streets since approach again within the day and now there’s a music about them.”
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