We’re all out here together; no one is better than anyone. A diva is someone who puts herself on a higher level than most, and she loves the admiration from everyone. I don’t like the term diva when it comes to Patti LaBelle. It makes people afraid to come up to certain singers because they think that they’re divas and that they’re untouchable. That’s not so cute to me, I don’t like that.
There are a lot of young girls who think they’re divas, but no one is all that. I would call an opera singer a diva. But me? I’m regular Patti.