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Chaka Khan is miffed about what Kanye West did to her song

‘Through the Wire’ is 1 of Ye West’s most notable songs
Chaka Khan is miffed about what Kanye West did to her song
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Chaka Khan and Ye West are still not on the same page.

Khan joined Fox 5 on Aug. 1 to promote her new single “Woman Like Me.” During the interview, she was asked if she’s heard from West after expressing how she felt about him speeding up the sample of her song “Through the Fire.”

“I’m not looking to hear from Kanye,” Khan said. “I’ve not heard from him and I’m not looking to hear from him. I was upset about sounding like a chipmunk because he didn’t put that [in the request] when he asked to sample my song. He didn’t mention that he was going to speed it up three times its normal speed. Had he, I would’ve had something to say.”

In 2019 on an episode of “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” Khan originally expressed her dislike of the song.

“[Ye] called me when he [had] just got out of the hospital,” Khan said. “He said, ‘You were so instrumental in my healing process. I changed the words a little bit to the song but I had to eat through a wire. Jaws wired shut through a straw.’ It meant that much to me. It really got my heart, tugged at my [heart]string. I was like, yeah, use it. Then when it came out, I was pissed. It was a little insulting. Not insulting, I thought it was stupid. If I’d known he was going to do that, I would have said, ‘Hell no.’ ”

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