Chaka Khan was “pissed” when she heard Kanye West‘s 2004 track “Via the Wire.”

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Grammy-winning Khan mentioned she gave West, 42, the rights to pattern her 1984 track “Via the Hearth,” however felt duped as a result of their conversations went “very in a different way than the track turned out.”

Khan, 66, mentioned on “Watch What Occurs Dwell with Andy Cohen” that the rapper tugged at her heartstrings with a narrative about how her music helped him get well from a critical automotive accident in 2002.

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“He known as me when he simply acquired out of the hospital,” she advised Andy Cohen. “He mentioned, ‘You have been so instrumental in my therapeutic course of. I needed to change the phrases a bit of bit to the track, however I needed to eat via a wire, , and I used to be wired shut, via a straw.”

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“It meant that a lot to me and it actually acquired my coronary heart,” Khan added.

Nonetheless, when “Via the Wire” was launched, the track featured Khan’s verses in a sooner velocity than the unique.

“I used to be pissed,” she mentioned. “I used to be a bit of insulted — not insulted, I believed it was silly.”

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Khan added that if she knew West had deliberate to hurry up her vocals, she would’ve mentioned “hell no” to him utilizing the observe — regardless of her creating wealth off the pattern.

The “I’m Each Girl” singer mentioned she by no means spoke to the rapper about her disapproval, however slightly “gave him silence.”

A rep for West couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.


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