Aretha Franklin Denies Patti LaBelle Diss, Plus 9 Other Divas in Duels

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While playing the word association game with the terms fist fights and handcuffs, I doubt anyone would think of the names Aretha Franklin and Patti Labelle, but recent reports claiming that Franklin threw shade and then fists at fellow singing legend Labelle had us believing otherwise — that is, until Franklin herself spoke up and dismissed the rumors with a laugh.

Beyoncé may have declared a diva as a "female version of a hustler," but the following nine celebrities prove that the words diva and woman are not synonymous. As high and mighty as we'd like to think they are, their ongoing feuds with fellow divas show that from time to time they will descend from their thrones to get down and dirty.

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