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Lost Chaka Khan Interview: Tell Me Something True! (Me and Stevie Wonder Never Hooked Up)

Chaka Khan may duet with the best of them, but there’s no, ah, doin’ it once the track has wrapped.

Interviewed by journalist Craig Seymour in 2004, who was working in Atlanta at the time for a paper called Creative Loafing, the funk queen dispelled longstanding rumors surrounding her 1974 collaboration with Stevie Wonder.

Chaka: Kept it professional.

Chaka: Kept it professional.

“So let’s go back to the heyday of Rufus,” Craig asked of the band she fronted from 1970 to 1983. “What was your favorite moment?”

“It probably was when Stevie Wonder came into the studio. We didn’t believe he was gonna show up. But he came, and that sorta rocked my world.

“We were brand new to the industry. And I’d grown up listening to Stevie, so I was a little bit star-struck.

“He came and offered two songs to us. The first one, I didn’t like it, and I told him,” continued Chaka, who has won 10 Grammy Awards.

“He said, ‘What’s your birth sign?’ I said, Continue reading