Chaka Khan Is Still Upset Over Kanye West Sampling Her 1984 Hit, ‘Through The Fire’

Chaka Khan continues to be upset over Kanye West sampling her 1984 hit, “Through The Fire,” for his debut single, “Through The Wire,” in 2004.

In an interview with Good Day DC, the 10-time Grammy-award-winning singer stated although she permitted him to pattern her music, she didn’t anticipate to sound like a “chipmunk” as soon as she heard his accomplished music.

“That’s what he [Kanye] did with his music,” stated Khan. “I was upset about sounding like a chipmunk because he didn’t put that when he asked could he use [sample] my song. He didn’t mention he was going to speed it up three times its normal speed. Had he, I would’ve had something to say, but since I didn’t think of that, believe me, I think of it now.”

West is thought for rushing up samples of music from yesteryear, most notably on his 2007 hit single, “Good Life,” the place he sampled Michael Jackson’s 1982 file “P.Y.T” (Fairly Younger Factor).

This isn’t the primary time the 69-year-old singer voiced her disapproval of the long-lasting hip-hop file. In an interview with Vlad TV in 2020, Khan stated West reached out to her and requested to make use of “Through The Fire” after constantly listening to it whereas recovering from accidents sustained throughout a automotive crash.