Chaka Khan still upset with Kanye West sampling her 1984 hit, ‘Through the Fire’

Chaka Khan He is still annoyed that Kanye West sampled her 1984 song “Through The Fire” for her debut single “Through The Wire” in 2004.

In an interview with Good day DCThe 10-time Grammy-winning singer said that although she let him try out her song, she didn’t expect it to sound like a “squirrel” once she heard his completed song.

“This is what it is [Kanye] Khan said. “I was upset that I looked like a squirrel because he didn’t put it on when he asked if he could use it [sample] my song. He did not mention that he would accelerate his speed to three times his normal speed. If only I had something to say, but since I didn’t think about it, believe me, I’m thinking about it now.”

West is known for speeding up music samples from last year, most notably for his 2007 single, “Good life,” He sampled Michael Jackson’s 1982 record “PYT” (Pretty Young Thing).

This is not the first time that the 69-year-old singer has expressed her disapproval of the popular hip-hop recording. In an interview with vlad tv In 2020, Khan said West reached out to her and asked to use the song “Through the Fire” after listening to it constantly while recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident.

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