LISTEN: Chaka Khan Says Mary J. Blige’s ‘Vocals Have been Flat’ On ‘Candy Factor’ Cowl — Additionally Fires At Mariah Carey & Adele

The Queen of Funk, Chaka Khan, could have additionally gained the title “Queen of Candor” after her newest interview with Los Angeles Journal’s Andrew Goldman. The 69-year-old sat down for an episode of the publication’s podcast, The Originals, and held nothing again as she shared her opinion about fellow singers Mariah Carey, Adele, and even “longtime frenemy” Mary J. Blige.

A Rolling Stone Listicle Sparked Nice Response From Chaka Khan

On January 1, 2023, Rolling Stone unveiled their “200 Biggest Singers of All Time” listicle. The legendary singer appeared at #29 on that record and took to Instagram on January 3 to thank the publication for her inclusion.


Honored to be chosen as certainly one of @rollingstone’s 200 Biggest Singers of All Time at #29!

Nonetheless, in a current interview with Goldman, Chaka Khan revealed that “the journal’s record was unknown to her” earlier than Goldman introduced it up of their interview, congratulating her for her rank.

I didn’t even know what the h*ll you had been speaking about, so clearly this don’t imply a fantastic deal to me. These individuals don’t quantify or validate me in any method.

Chaka Khan Fires At Mariah Carey, Adele & Mary J. Blige

Moreover, the 69-year-old songstress additionally held nothing again concerning the location of the singers that ranked forward of her. Rolling Stone positioned songstress Mariah Carey at #5, and Khan reportedly remarked the location “have to be payola.”

That have to be payola or some shit like that.

The publication ranked Adele at #22, which, Goldman writes, prompted Khan to convey a few “momentary existential disaster.”

Okay, I stop.

Nonetheless, it was Mary J. Blige’s rank at #25 which sparked essentially the most stunning response from Chaka Khan who reportedly criticized the listening to capacity of Rolling Stone’s editors.

They’re blind as a motherf*****g bat! They want listening to aids…These have to be the youngsters of Helen Keller!

Chaka Khan unloads on Rolling Stone’s “The 200 Biggest Singers of All Time,” going after Adele, Mary J. Blige and Mariah Carey:

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Chaka Khan’s Criticism of Mary J. Blige’s 1992 “Candy Factor” Cowl

Moreover, Khan’s response prompted Goldman to replicate on when the singer criticized Mary J. Blige for her cowl of the 1975 Rufus ballad “Candy Factor.” Mary J. Blige positioned on her cowl for the tune on her 1992 debut album, What’s The 411?

In accordance with Goldman, Khan known as the quilt “the tune Mary J. Blige f****d up” at a public live performance years in the past. Nonetheless, Khan refuted Goldman’s assertion.

She defined that she “didn’t say that out in public.” However she “would possibly’ve mentioned it” on to Mary J. Blige.

However I advised Mary J. Blige she f*****d it up!… Primary, her vocals had been flat. And I requested her, ‘what time of day was it, or night time — what had been you doing whenever you determined to cowl ‘Candy Factor’?’

Khan alleged that Blige advised her she recorded the tune at 8 a.m. within the morning, which the songstress appeared to dislike. Nonetheless, she defined that she and Blige have a clear relationship and might communicate freely.

I really like her. She loves me — and we don’t have an issue.

Roommates, what do you concentrate on this?