The Funk Queen With the publication of quotes from her divisive interview with the podcast “The Originals” last week, Chaka Khan faced a furious backlash.
The famous diva criticized the divisive “200 Greatest Singers Ever” list published by Rolling Stone magazine earlier this year for ranking Mariah Carey, Adele, and Mary J. Blige higher than her.
Khan was reminiscing about the moment Blige “f-cked up” her 1975 hit and hallmark song “Sweet Thing” when she wasn’t saying that the magazine’s editors need “hearing aids” for the rankings.
The 69-year-old took to social media over the weekend to apologize for the uproar as fans of Mary, Mariah, Adele, and even Beyonce began to weigh in to protect their favorites from Chaka’s stunning comments.
“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,” she started. “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.It was not my intention to cause pain or upset anyone. To anyone that felt this way, I sincerely apologize.”
“Empowering all artists is most important because we truly are the architects of change…and change begins within the heart. I love you all and God bless,” she shared.
Blige, Adele, or Carey have not yet responded to the ‘Through the Fire’ singer’s first criticism as of this posting.
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