Chaka Khan Pissed At Kanye West, Says She Hates "Stupid" Song "Through The Wire"

The 66-Year-old singer dissed Kanye in a new interview.

(AllHipHop News) Legendary R&B singer Chaka Khan had some unflattering words for rap star Kanye West.

Kanye famously sampled Chaka's classic "Through The Fire" and turned it into his hit song "Through The Wire."

During an interview with Andy Cohen on "Watch What Happens Live," Chaka trashed the Chicago native.

Chaka said she granted Kanye permission to sample her classic tune, after he called her from the hospital to explain how much the iconic song meant to him and his healing process.

But Chaka said she was insulted by Kanye's end result and she has not spoken to him since she heard "Through The Wire."

"It was a little insulting. Not insulting, I thought it was stupid," Chaka Khan said. "If I'd known he was gonna do that, I would have said, 'Hell no [to clearing the sample],'" she admitted.

Comments (10)
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Valedictorian
Valedictorian

That check she got for that sample wasnt stupid

scarecrow829
scarecrow829

Through the wire was fire!!!

illseed
illseed

Editor

I hope this doesn't sound like hate, but she's a real true musicial icon. He butchered her song (in her eyes). I think she got a good check, but these folks are also motivated by the actual culture and musicality of it all. So, yeah...20 years later...what's money. The song is still here.

olhead
olhead

She sounds like she has either been drinking or on something else. Not that it has any impact on her opinion, just an observation.

durtysouf
durtysouf

She performed it with him at the 2004 MTV Music awards. Where was this energy then?