Chaka Khan Is Apologizing To Any Female Artist She May Have Offended During Her LA Magazine Interview
Last week, during an appearance with Andrew Goldman on LA Magazine’s The Originals podcast, cranky crooner Chaka Khan was informed about Rolling Stone’s 200 Greatest Singers list, and she did not hold back with her opinions. During her chat, Chaka discussed everything from her friend Mary J. Blige‘s potential overnight activities before fucking up the cover of her song “Sweet Thing” to suggesting Mariah Carey‘s career is based on the time-honored tradition of payola. She also had some very choice words for Adele, Joan Baez, and Debbie Harry as well. But now that Chaka’s had a nap, she realizes her words came across a bit on the mean side. And now she’s singing a new tune that should be titled “My Bad Y’all” because her apology tour just kicked off over on Instagram.
Entertainment Tonight reports Chaka had some time to sit with herself and reflect on her words after completely checking some of your favorite singers. OR, perhaps, after Twitter reminded Chaka of her colorful past, she decided to lower her tone and humble herself. There was a time when you invited Chaka to sing at your event; you didn’t know exactly what you were going to get. As shown in Exhibit A:
Chaka being higher than kite and still nailing this note is insane to me pic.twitter.com/rTPUQEHCHh
— Lethal Homo (@LordeCali) March 2, 2023
A humbling moment, to say the least, so in the aftermath, Chaka immediately grabbed her prayer rug, dropped to her knees, and barfed up an apology on IG. She let everyone know she’s oh so sorry about the things she said (even though she probably meant every word she said).
The legendary singer took to Instagram on Sunday to respond to the backlash she faced following her appearance on Los Angeles magazine’s The Originals podcast last week, where she dissed several other artists who were ranked higher than her on Rolling Stone’s “200 Greatest Singers of All Time” list.
“Recently, I was asked about a list of the ‘greatest singers of all time’ and instead of questioning the need for such a list, I was pitted against other artists and I took the bait,” Khan wrote in her post. “As artists, we are unfairly put into ‘boxes’, ‘categories’ or on ‘lists.’ Being an artist or musician is not a competition. It’s a gift, for which I am truly grateful.”
Khan continued, “It was not my intention to cause pain or upset anyone. To anyone that felt this way, I sincerely apologize. Thank you for all the love everyone has shown me, unconditionally. I have always been about empowering others and I started a foundation for that very purpose. I will be announcing soon.”
“Empowering all artists is most important because we truly are the architects of change…and change begins within the heart,” she continued. “I love you all and God bless.”
Well, I guess if Chaka wants to continue paying for the luscious red dye to keep those wigs at the perfect shade of Passion Fire Persimmon, you gotta eat your words to keep the checks coming in.