James Wright Chanel‘s video that had us hollering yesterday could be translating into big numbers for Wal-Mart’s bakery today.
While some people were busy making up memes about Patti LaBelle‘s pie that made James bust out into song, tons more were making their way down to the nearest Wal-Mart to scoop up one of their own!
“The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” creator Issa Rae told her followers that one Wal-Mart in her area had even completely sold out. That particular store was even so overwhelmed by the demand that they let customers know upfront that they fresh out!
*calls Walmart*Devin: Hi, can you transfer me to your Bakery department?Operator: We’re out of Patti LaBelle pies.
In the comments section, some of Issa’s fans reported similar findings. This suggests to us that Wal-Mart might be selling out of the Patti pies thanks to James viral video! The retailer knows that the pies are so popular one shop trolled everyone by making a Patti-inspired display.
The video has gotten more than 6 million views, so it’s not surpising that Patti’s pies are flying off of the shelves. Wal-Mart has yet to thank James for his ringing (and singing) endorsement, but Ms. Patti herself took some out of her busy day to dial him up.
“She kept thanking me and telling me how much she loved me and she kept telling me to be me,” James told Fox 32 in Chicago. “And she was like, ‘Boy, you could sang!’”