Entertainment News Today Headlines: Chaka Khan Thinks Kanye West’s “Through The Wire” Is Stupid

Hip Hop Entertainment News: Chaka Khan Thinks Kanye West’s “Through The Wire” Is Stupid

Over 15 years after Kanye West sampled “Through the Fire” for his debut single “Through the Wire,” Chaka Khan admits she thinks the song is stupid. The veteran singer appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Wednesday June 26, to talk about a variety of topics from her thoughts on Whitney Houston’s legacy to Kanye West’s iconic sample of her song, “Through the Fire.”

During Khan’s segment, Cohen asked her how the conversations between she and Kanye went before he sampled her song for his first official single “Through the Wire.” Khan didn’t hold back and explained how she really feels about the song.

“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. Jaws 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,” Khan said after mocking the high-pitch hook. “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.'”

In 2003, Kanye West dropped “Through the Wire” via Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Records. The rapper was in a horrific car accident in 2002 which left his entire jaw wired shut. Despite that, he managed to write and rap the lyrics during his healing process. He eventually made the song his first single off his debut album College Dropout, which arrived in 2004.

Khan opened up to Cohen telling him that she never told West how she really felt after all this time. As of this report, Kanye hasn’t responded.



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