Chaka Khan is still unhappy with Kanye West

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Queue Chaka, the queue of people who don’t like Kanye is growing every week

Despite being one of the most successful singers and songwriters of the past 50 years, Chaka Khan still harbors a grudge over her sampled vocals used on Kanye West’s 2003 song, “Through the Wire.”

Khan has previously voiced his disdain for the song in several interviews over the past decade. But during her interview with Fox 5 Washington DC, she took the opportunity to express it once again while promoting her new song “Woman Like Me.”

When asked if she had heard of West since his public criticism, she replied, “I’m not looking to hear from Kanye either. No, I haven’t heard of him and I’m not looking to hear from him. That’s what he did. That’s what he did with his music. I was upset that I looked like a chipmunk, because he didn’t say that when he asked [if] he could use my, sample my song. He didn’t mention that he was going to speed it up to three times its normal speed.

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This “chip sound” that Chaka refers to is the singer’s high octave on the song, which was popular with Kanye and other hip-hop producers at the time.

It’s crazy that despite Chaka’s anger all this time, she agreed to play with Kanye at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards. Apparently, she wasn’t crazy enough then.

The popular song was West’s first hit record and shot the Chicago rapper to stardom after the release of his debut album. Dropping out of college. The song samples Chaka’s 1984 song, “Through the Fire”. Many consider it the most important song in Kanye’s career history.

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