Patti LaBelle Joins American Horror Story: Freak Show

Patti LaBelle performs at the White House March 6, 2014.

Say her name: Ms. Patti, Patti!

The incomparable Patti LaBelle has been added to the fourth season of FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show. According to TV Line, LaBelle will join the cast for four episodes and will portray the mother of Gabourey Sidibe’s character.


American Horror Story: Freak Show’s plot will focus on the last American freak show and be set in Jupiter, Fla., during the 1950s. Labelle, along with playing Sidibe’s mother, will play a local who attempts to help unravel the secrets behind the freak show’s deadly killer clown.

LaBelle will be joined by Jessica Lange, in the lead role; Kathy Bates; Angela Bassett; Frances Conroy; Sarah Paulson; Michael Chiklis; The Hunger Games’ Wes Bentley; Fargo’s John Carroll Lynch; and The Normal Heart’s Finn Wittrock. Chiklis will play Bassett’s husband and Bates’ ex-husband.

The new season of American Horror Story will premiere in October. 

Yesha Callahan is editor of The Grapevine and a staff writer at The Root. Follow her on Twitter.


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