Chaka Khan Does Not Approve of Kanye West’s "Through the Wire"

Chaka Khan whose song was sampled on ‘Through the Wire,’ calls Kanye West’s hit debut single ‘stupid

Chaka Khan whose song was sampled on ‘Through the Wire,’ calls Kanye West’s hit debut single ‘stupid

Almost two decades later, the "Sweet Thing" singer reveals she was not a fan of the final result, calling the finished version of the single "stupid".

Kanye wrote his single in the wake of a grisly 2002 vehicle accident that left him so injured he had to perform it in the studio through a wired-up jaw. The sample serves as both an iconic part of Hip-Hop history but as the foundation of the single.

Chaka Khan made an appearance Wednesday night (June 26) on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, where she spoke about how her 1984 single "Through the Fire" was sampled on Kanye's debut album College Dropout, noting that if she had heard the final product she would have never agreed to the collaboration. Khan would go on to state she was not pleased with the end result at all.

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In reference to the Life Of Pablo artist, the star said to Andy Cohen, "you were so instrumental in my healing process", and he apparently called her right after exiting the hospital. "Jaws wired shut through a straw, '" Khan shared. Blah, blah, blah. "It meant that much to me". It really got my heart, tugged at my string. The iconic singer claims when she gave the 42-year-old rapper permission to use her song from 1984, "Through The Fire", she didn't expect the song to turn out in the way that it did. "It was a little insulting".

Khan said she thought the song was "a little insulting", before clarifying her remarks.

Khan added that if she knew West had planned to speed up her vocals, she would've said "hell no" to him using the track - despite her making money off the sample. Her rep told the "Today" show at the time that the singer "received a cortisone shot just hours prior to her VMA performance to honor her commitment to Kanye West". You can see the clip from the interview below.

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