Patti LaBelle put her long-running feud with Aretha Franklin to rest with a touching tribute to the late singer.
The 74-year-old singer traded a number of jibes with the Queen of Soul over the years, but following the 'Respect' hitmaker's tragic death from pancreatic cancer on Thursday, August, 16 she put their differences aside to hail her rival a "musical genius".
She released a statement on Twitter which read: "I am deeply saddened about the passing of the Queen of Soul and my sister in song, Aretha Franklin. Today the world has experienced a tremendous loss. Aretha was a rare treasure whose unmatched musical genius helped craft the soundtrack to the lives of so many."
She also posted: "Rest in peace Aretha. [heart emoji] (sic)"