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Whitney Houston’s largest hit, “I Will Always Love You” was almost recorded by another powerhouse singer Patti LaBelle.
When LaBelle stopped by the “What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” on Monday, the 75-year-old star said that, “The Bodyguard” co-star, was the first to get the Dolly on-wrote this tune, which served as the film’s theme song.
“Dolly on has offered it to me for” The Bodyguard,'” LaBelle said. “I said to Dolly,” Oh, yes. I like that song, honey.'”
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Unfortunately, LaBelle, and before they could officially accept the offer, of Houston, had been torn from the film.
“Before, I would say that is real, and yes, it was in the movie, and Whitney, were killed,” said LaBelle. “So, I didn’t do it because of Whitney, but I’m going to make it to my show on a daily basis.”
As for the “Lady Marmalade” singer missed out on a Grammy award-winning band, and they have had nothing but praise for the Houston area.
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“I was so happy to see that Whitney got the number, and then it just went the way it did,” LaBelle explains. “That’s the way show business is. You never know what you are going to put down.”
LaBelle also spoke about the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic, which features Jennifer Hudson in the title role.
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Hudson “called me like a month ago, and she wanted to come over to my house, and move my … move, when I was with hollywood celebrities,” LaBelle said. “She wants me to help her with this film, it will have to give her some info, and this is my little girl and she is amazing.”
LaBelle has two grammy’s, and the 13 other nominees. Her most recent album, “Calling the Tribute”, which was released in march of 2017.
A representative for on does not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment on the behind-the-scenes jockeying about who is a classic power ballad.