Musical Diva Goes Wild On Toddler

We’ve all been there: sitting quietly on a bus or an airplane, or waiting for our ride to pick us up. Then, suddenly, the toddler from hell appears, screaming and kicking and making life miserable for everyone around it (especially the mother or the nanny). Longtime diva Patti LaBelle (pictured) had one of those moments, the other day, and now she is facing a lawsuit, for terrorizing a toddler and her mom.

According to Bossip, LaBelle was accused Monday of screaming obscenities at a toddler and throwing a punch at the child’s mother outside a Manhattan apartment house.

Kevin and Roseanna Monk made the allegations about LaBelle’s encounter with their daughter Genevieve in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.

The Monks’ lawyer, Sam Davis, said Genevieve, then 18 months old, was scampering around the lobby of a Riverside Blvd. apartment building on the upper West Side in November when LaBelle, in full star regalia with oversize shades and a fur coat, started yelling.

“‘What are you doing letting your kid run around like that?’” Davis quoted LaBelle as asking Roseanna Monk.

He said LaBelle, a mother of five whose real name is Patricia Louise Holte, then started “screaming at my client, throwing water from a bottle at the mother’s face and the baby’s face.”

Davis said Monk, a kindergarten teacher, scooped up her child.

“‘Are you happy that this is what you have done to this baby?!’” Davis said Roseanna Monk asked the singer.

At that point LaBelle, “tries to take a swing” at his client, he said.

LaBelle’s entourage then shoved her into a black car and the baby violently threw up all over her mother. The appropriate ending, for a mother who doesn’t control her child.

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