– PRAISE GOD. HEY, MY NAME IS JAMES WRIGHT
CHANEL, AKA THE PATTI PIE GUY. THAT’S WHAT MOST PEOPLE KNOW
ME AS, THE PATTI PIE GUY. WHEN THEY SEE ME THEY’RE LIKE. “PATTI!” BUT I DO HAVE MY OWN NAME. I REMEMBER THE DAY IT HAPPENED. MY HOMEGIRL KATRINA CALLED
ME AND SHE WAS LIKE, “HEY, YOU KNOW THEY GOT PATTI PIES?” AND THEY KNOW MY LOVE FOR PATTI LABELLE. PATTI LABELLE, THIS IS
THE PATTI EDITION HONEY. SO, I MADE A POST AND I’M LIKE, “WELL, I’M ON MY WAY
TO GET THIS PATTI PIE.” ♪ ON MY OWN ♪ SO, I WENT AND GOT THE PIE. I BOUGHT FIVE PIES. GOT HOME, BABY I PUT THAT CAMERA ON LIVE. I SLIT THAT PIE, TASTE THAT
PIE AND GOT MY ENTIRE LIFE. THE FUNNIEST THING IS, SO
I NEVER TOLD THIS STORY, NOBODY … SO, THIS IS EXCLUSIVE. I DIDN’T KNOW THE VIDEO
WAS VIRAL TILL LIKE THE EVENING OF THE NEXT DAY. WHEN I WOKE UP MY PHONE DIDN’T WORK. SO, I TOOK THE PHONE IN. THEY’RE LIKE, IN THE STORE
LIKE, “THAT’S HIM. THAT’S HIM.” THE T-MOBILE REP COMES IN AND HE SAYS, “YOU HAVE LIKE 10 MILLION NOTIFICATIONS.” (POPPING) YOU KNOW THE PATTI PIE
VIDEO CRASHED YOUR PHONE. ♪ WHOA, IFFF ♪ BITCH I TURNED INTO PATTI. YOU’LL TURN INTO PATTI AFTER EATING THIS. I WAS LIKE, “GET PATTI TO BUY
ME A NEW ONE, IT’S HER FAULT.” THE PIE MADE 11 MILLION DOLLARS, AND SOLD 2.5 MILLION PIES IN TWO DAYS. NO WALMART IN ANY COUNTY HAD A PIE. ♪ MY FRIEND ♪ PEOPLE WERE EVEN SELLING
THOSE PIES FOR LIKE 20 TIMES THE PRICE. ALL BECAUSE OF ME. WHEN TMZ INTERVIEWED PATTI,
SHE SAID, “I SOLD MY PIES.” – [PAPARAZZI] PATTI, HOW
ARE THE PIE SALES GOING? ARE YOU GONNA ASK HIM TO DO
MORE STUFF FOR YOU, THAT GUY? – I DID IT MYSELF. (DRAMATIC MUSIC) – THEN THE GUY SAID, “ARE
YOU SURE, ARE YOU SURE IT WASN’T THE PATTI GUY?” AND SHE WAS LIKE, “I SOLD THEM.” – I WAS SELLING THEM BEFORE
THE GUY DID HIS WONDERFUL – – [PAPARAZZI] I KNOW BUT, I KNOW – – AND OH, PATTI. GIRL, PATTI, WHY YOU DO THAT? I CALLED MY FANS, I CALL THEM FRIENDS. CAUSE THEY’RE LIKE MY FRIENDS AND MY FANS. THEY WENT ON MY PAGE
AND LIT MISS PATTI UP, AND I HAD TO MAKE A POST LIKE,
“DO NOT DISRESPECT PATTI.” SHE CALLED MY PHONE AND
SHE WAS LIKE, “JAMES?” AND I WAS LIKE, “WHO IS THIS?” SHE SAID, “IT’S PATTI LABELLE, HONEY.” I SAID, “HOLD ON.” I SET THAT PHONE DOWN LIKE THE
BISHOP JUST PREACHED THE WORD AND SHOUTED ALL OVER THAT
HOUSE AND I WAS LIKE, “PATTI?” AND SHE WAS LIKE, “JAMES?” AND I WAS LIKE, “HEY GIRL!” AND SHE WAS LIKE, “THAT WAS AN AMAZING THING
YOU DID WITH THAT VIDEO. I WANT YOU TO COME TO MY
HOUSE FOR THANKSGIVING.” CHILD, WHEN I TELL YOU I
DIED AND WAS RESURRECTED ALL IN THAT SAME … JUST
LIKE… HE LIVES, HONEY. WE FELL IN LOVE IMMEDIATELY. CAUSE YOU KNOW PATTI’S A DIVA, SO SHE’S LIKE “BABY, I
MADE SOME SWEET POTATOES, I MADE SOME LOBSTER MACARONI AND CHEESE.” SHE SAID, “I MADE A LAMB.” NOT LAMB CHOPS. A LAMB. (LAUGHING) BUT THE CRAZIEST THING WAS
THEY’RE SINGING HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME BECAUSE IT WAS MY
BIRTHDAY ON THANKSGIVING. ♪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I WANT TO SAY ♪ ♪ HAPPY DAY ♪ THEY BROUGHT OUT A CAKE AND I
WAS LIKE, “I’M ABOUT TO CRY.” AND I SEEN THESE TWO BIG OLD BROWN LOUIS VUITTON BAGS COMING OUT. AND SHE WAS LIKE, “IT’S YOURS.” AND I WAS LIKE. BUT IT WAS LIKE AN EXPERIENCE. I THINK IT WAS BEYOND VIRAL,
THIS NEEDS TO BE A NEW WORD. CAUSE LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE MAKE VIDEOS AND THEY DON’T GET TO MEET THOSE PEOPLE, AND WE ACTUALLY HAVE A GREAT
RELATIONSHIP TO THIS DAY. MY LIFE AFTER THAT, IT
CHANGED LIKE, FOR THE GOOD. AFTER I DID THE PIE, I
TALKED ABOUT THE CROCK-POT. COME THROUGH, JESUS! COME THROUGH FOR A CROCK-POT! GUESS WHAT HAPPENED? WALMART SOLD OUT OF CROCK-POTS. HALLELUJAH! I STARTED TOURING WITH FAITH EVANS. I STARTED TOURING WITH TAMAR. I DID TWO SEASONS OF TAMAR AND VINCE. I HAVE A SINGLE THAT’S
OUT NOW WITH SNOOP DOG. I HAVE A MUSIC VIDEO. I’M ABOUT TO GO ON TOUR AGAIN. I GET APPROACHED BY SO MANY
PEOPLE TO REVIEW THEIR PRODUCTS. STEVE HARVEY EASY BACON. ♪ NOW WATCH ME FLIP ♪ WHO NEEDS AN AROMATHERAPY CANDLE WHEN YOU GOT THE AROMA OF BACON? SO THERE’S TIMES WHEN I’M LIKE, I NEED TO BE A BRAND
AMBASSADOR FOR SOMEBODY. ♪ THIS WASN’T HOW IT WAS SUPPOSED TO END ♪ THERE WILL BE MORE PATTI PIE MOMENTS. IT MIGHT BE A JAMES PIE, YOU NEVER KNOW. IT’S A BLESSING IN A
GOOD WAY AND IN A BAD WAY BECAUSE YOU LOSE A LOT OF PEOPLE. EVERYBODY’S NOT GOING
TO BE IN YOUR CORNER. ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS FROM CHILDHOOD, SHE STOPPED TALKING TO ME. AND SO I WAS LIKE, SOMETHING’S UP. TO THOSE OUT THERE IT
AIN’T YOU, IT’S THEM. SO, WHEN YOU GO VIRAL AND
YOUR FRIENDS DRIFT AWAY, IT’S NOT YOU. IT’S THEM. OO, LAST TIME I SEEN ONE OF THESE THINGS WAS A LONG TIME AGO. OO, PATTI’S STILL WARM SHE FALLING APART. PATTI DONE GOT BETTER. I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S JUST
BECAUSE IT’S THE FAMILY SIZE THAT IT TASTES LIKE THIS. LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING. PATTI, IT’S ABOUT TIME WE DO A
PATTI CAKE AND JAMES VERSION. OKAY, WE NEED TO COLLAB. A BABY CAN ONLY STAY IN THERE NINE MONTHS AND THEN IT COME OUT. IT’S OVERDUE. WHATEVER IT IS THAT YOU
DO, POST EVERY SINGLE DAY. MORE THAN ONCE. BECAUSE POSTING WILL OPEN
THE DOORS FOR YOUR FUTURE. KEEP DOING YOU, AND DON’T GIVE UP ON YOU
NO MATTER WHAT NOBODY SAY. BECAUSE PEOPLE GONNA SAY BAD COMMENTS, THEY GONNA SAY MEAN THINGS ABOUT YOU, AND AT THE END OF THE
DAY IT’S LIKE WHO CARES? LIKE, YOU FOLLOW ME.