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