On last night’s episode of ‘Watch Happens Live’ the legendary Chaka Khan and Adam Lambert made a guest appearance on Bravo’s hit series.
Chaka Khan told us how she really felt about how unhappy she was with Kanye West’s sampling of her song “Through the Fire” on his song “Through the Wire,” calling it stupid and says if she’s reached out to him about it.
“Very differently than the song turned out, obviously. He called me when he just got out of the hospital. He said, ‘You were so instrumental in my healing process. I changed the words a little bit to the song but I had to eat through a wire. Jaw’s wired shut through a straw.’ It meant that much to me. It really got my heart, tugged at my string. I was like, ‘Yeah, use it.’”
“Then when it came out, […] I was pissed. I thought it was a little insulting. Not insulting: I thought it was stupid! If I’d known he was gonna do that, I would have said, ‘Hell no.’”
“I didn’t. What can I say?” The best way to tell him is silence. And give him crickets.”
On a positive note, the Chicago native did say that she received royalties from the record.
Over the weekend, On the 6turned 20, and JLO posted some vintage footage of an interview in which she talks about the significance of the record, her reaction to the news that it reached the top of the charts and how her music, more so than her work in film, is an extension of her identity.
“I wanted everybody to know how I felt about it, that this was not something that was a whim for me, that it wasn’t something that was a gimmick — that I felt like, ‘I’m just going to do it and see what happens,'” she says of her music in the clip. “No. This has always been a part of me since I was very young. That they got to know me first as an actress was a coincidence because I was always gonna do both.”
On the 6, which features popular songs such as “Waiting For Tonight” and “Let’s Get Loud,” was a huge success for the young singer. The single “If You Had My Love” notably shot to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the album ended up at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Find out what happen to Former Bad Boys Records artist Cheri Dennis on #FindingBET
Cheri Dennis broke out in the early 2000s’ R&B scene with the Ryan Leslie-produced “I Love You.”
Years later, and while sharing her story with Finding, the In and Out of Love singer refuses to bash or “sh**” on Diddy, however. After affording her the opportunity she had to bring her natural talents to Hollywood’s centerstage, it was no reason to after all. As a new mom and refreshed vocal talent, she’s now pivoted her gift in a more independent direction. Cheri’s journey taught her several valuable lessons, but none more important than the risks of sacrificing selfhood for celebrityhood. While the experience might have taken a few things from her, like time with family, which she tearfully and regrettably remembers, it never separated her heart from the music.
In the interview, Nas tells Wendy that he could’ve put out the R. Kelly underage video when he says everyone was making fun of it, and he went on to speak about Jay-Z working with Kelly on their TheBest of Both Worlds album. Nas also said, “You can’t tell me that Jay didn’t see a 14-year-old girl come in the studio and sit on R. Kelly’s lap.” Nas ended the video by saying that he was on tour with R. Kelly for a short period and saw “a problem” with him.