Music icon Chaka Khan isn’t here for “Through The Wire” – at all. The veteran crooner kept things 100 on Kanye West‘s now-classic single.
During a Wednesday night “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” broadcast, Khan reflected on regretting giving Ye a blessing to use her vocals on the hit 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. 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, ‘H*ll no.'” (“Watch What Happens Live”)
Ye’s epic song premiered back in 2003 and highlighted his comeback following a near-death accident.
Kanye West dropped “Through the Wire” in 2003 via Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Records. In 2002, West was in a horrific car accident which left his entire jaw wired shut. 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. (XXL Mag)