Patti LaBelle on Aretha Franklin: 'She was like my hero'

The music icon also opens up on "GMA" about her latest role on the OWN network's "Greenleaf" and her legendary dinner parties.
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Transcript for Patti LaBelle on Aretha Franklin: 'She was like my hero'
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