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Chaka Khan Doesn’t Need To Be On Any List To Validate Her Career; Here’s Why

by Black America Web


Chaka Khan didn’t mince her words or thoughts about the state of the R&B industry during a recent interview on The Originals podcast with host Andrew Goldman.

The 70-year-old soul icon sounded off about her frustration with Rolling Stone for placing her at No. 29 on their “200 Greatest Singers of All Time” list. The Chicago native was given a spot slightly behind soulful titans like Adele and long-time alleged frenemy Mary J. Blige.

During her candid chat with Goldman, Khan slammed the famed music mag for their rankings, calling the staff “blind bat b–ches” for placing her a notch lower than both R&B powerhouses.

“They are blind as a motherf–king bat! They need hearing aids… These must be the children of Helen Keller!” the “Sweet Thing” hitmaker said, according to Page Six.

Khan, a veteran in the R&B and Soul genre shared that prior to the interview, she had never heard of the Rolling Stone list. But the singer reassured Goldman that she wasn’t taking the snub at face value.

“I didn’t even know what the hell you were talking about, so obviously this doesn’t mean a great deal to me,” she said. “These people don’t quantify or validate me in any way.”

Rightfully so. With a career spanning over five decades, Chaka Khan has been honored with numerous awards and accolades, making her one of the most celebrated artists of all time.

Chaka Khan’s incredible career

She’s left an indelible mark on the American music repertoire with hits that have made fans dance and sing all around the world, including “Sweet Thing,” “I Feel For You” and “I Am Every Woman.”

Khan’s impressive list of awards could blow many of the women placed above her out of the water. The star has won 10 Grammy Awards throughout her career, including Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Ain’t Nobody” and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “I Feel For You.”

In 2021, she was…

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