The singer will join AHS: Freak Show—which is set in the 1950s and focuses on the last freak show in America—as the mother of Gabourey Sidibe's character and a local townsperson who begins to discover the murderous secrets of Twisty the clown killer.
LaBelle is not the first songstress to visit the FX anthology series; Stevie Nicks appeared in two episodes of American Horror Story: Coven last year.
LaBelle joins returning stars Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Evan Peters, and Frances Conroy, as well as new cast members Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, and John Carroll Lynch. Her acting credits include A Different World, The Nanny, Cosby, and most recently, 2011's Mama, I Want to Sing!
American Horror Story: Freak Show debuts this fall.
AIRED ON 1/13/2016
Season 5 : Episode 12