Category: Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan Wants Every Singer Who Uses Auto-tune To Stop Singing And Start Working At The Post Office

October 28, 2022 / Posted by:

The era of powerhouse singers from back in the day is probably long gone, and now the only thing you need to be successful is a skilled engineer who can make you sound like you’re singing through a broken metal fan. R&B Legend Chaka Khan knows this all too well and has a suggestion for the new singers coming up behind her. We already know how displeased she was when Kanye West took her voice and made her sound like one of the mice from Cinderella, but it doesn’t just stop there. Chaka wants anyone who uses Auto-tune to immediately leave the studio and fill out an application for the post office because singing is the wrong career choice, and they should stick to delivering mail instead of attempting to deliver high notes.

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Chaka Khan Is Still Angry With Kanye West For Making Her Sound Like A Chipmunk On His Song “Through The Wire”

August 4, 2022 / Posted by:

Years ago, before creating overpriced slides allegedly inspired by Adidas and The Jetsons, Kanye West used to make music. His first major hit as a rapper was the song Through The Wire where he took the Chaka Khan classic Through The Fire (which was written by David Foster, Tom Keane, and Cynthia Weil) and flipped it into one of the best songs in his catalog. Through The Wire ushered in the era of the Old Kanye but unfortunately, Chaka has never been a fan of it. And since we’re on the subject of sampling thanks to Beyonce, Chaka Khan has said that she’s still angry about how Kanye took her voice and made her sound like The Chipettes on speed.

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Chaka Khan On Working With Ariana Grande (Again): “She’s Good On Her Own”

October 17, 2020 / Posted by:

It’s been a while since we’ve had a proper musical icon tell us exactly how it is by smacking down the hopes and dreams of young pop stars everywhere. The one and only Chaka Khan––10x Grammy winner, perennial Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee, funk/soul legend––has been DOING IT for years. She’s seen it all, she’s heard it all. So, by now, the 67-year-old is comfortable enough settling into a routine that does not involve collaborating with any new hot young things. Luckily for us, she’s not afraid to say so. And while the tension over this latest “exchange” between Chaka and Ariana Grande is not quite at the level of Aretha vs. Patti, or Mariah vs. J.Lo, or Dionne vs. Beyonce (yet), it’s still delicious and thick enough to drizzle over pancakes.

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The Winner Of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Has Been Crowned

May 30, 2020 / Posted by:

Fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race have put up with a lot during season 12––and I’m not just talking about THAT one queen who nearly ruined everything by serving rotted, stanky CATfish and got her ass edited out of the show. There was also that mostly sloppy Snatch Game that got some people hot and bothered––oh, and then there was Chaka Kahn not knowing what a merkin (or, frankly, what Drag Race) is. Well it’s all over now, and RuPaul has chosen our next queen––just in time for the premiere of Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars on June 5th (oh please, what else are you gonna watch during quarantine?)

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Open Post: Hosted By The Chaka Khan/Shaka Zulu Mix-Up On “Jeopardy!”

April 29, 2020 / Posted by:

Jeopardy! is great because Alex Trebek is wonderful and it’s fun to watch people purposefully guess the wrong answer to things. Well, defending champion, Sarah Jett Rayburn, gave us one of those perfect moments when she confused the legendary Chaka Khan with the Zulu warrior Shaka Zulu. Easy mistake: they have the same illustrious careers and cultural impact.

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The Internet Roasted Chaka Khan For Her National Anthem Performance

February 17, 2020 / Posted by:

Almost two years ago, to the DAY, Fergie took an artistic risk on a little song called the Star-Spangled Banner, and America had no choice but to fall to their knees. No, they weren’t protesting. They were worshipping. Because they knew Fergie’s warbling, Ambien-induced, Twins Peaks-inspired ode to Lana Del Ray’s SNL performance had officially changed the anthem game forever. Case in point, living Chaka Khan’s performance. 

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