Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 29 March 2015

Chaka Khan: I've moved on

Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan is excited to honour the memory of her late friend singer Whitney Houston.

Whitney died in a Los Angeles hotel on February 11 aged just 48.

Before she passed, the singer did a rendition of soul legend Chaka's 1978 song I'm Every Woman in 1993, releasing the song to public acclaim.

Chaka can't wait to sing tribute to Whitney at the Apollo Spring Gala in New York City Monday.

"I got asked to do it, and I said yes," Chaka told USA Today. "It's no secret that I loved Whitney to death. I love her in death, as in life. [I'll] probably sing I'm Every Woman. It's the song we share."

Chaka is still unsettled by Whitney's passing, but she has learned to embrace a new perspective on the event.

"I still feel all that," Chaka explained. "But I've moved on - as has Whitney. At this point, we just make sure that her daughter [Bobbi Kristina Brown] is OK, and that all of our children don't fall into that horrible place this business can take you."

Chaka is revolted by violence amongst children.

"I'm just sick of kids killing each other and getting killed," Chaka said. "Teenage boys have become an endangered species. Maybe it's up to us women to step up and do something."

© Cover Media

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Aries:

You're highly sentimental. Listening to your favourite music from childhood or flipping through old books may cause laughter to erupt or tears to flow. Don't be ashamed to show your soft side. Although you're extremely headstrong and determined, you also have a heart of gold. Many people don't know this about you, because they're too intimidated to make friends. Fortunately, you have a group of loved ones who know the real you. Arrange to meet with your favourite people for a festive dinner.More