She criticized Adele and Mariah Carey, now she's apologizing. "I didn't want to hurt anyone"

Published at the beginning of the year, a list of the 200 most outstanding figures of the magazine’s music scene “Rolling Stone” caused quite a stir. There are a few names missing from the list. Celine Dion Whether Diana Ross. Recently, the ranking was commented on by Chaka Khan, who made remarks about her colleagues, among others: Adele and mariah carey. First, the author of the hit “Ain’t Nobody” undermined the singers’ abilities, now she apologizes for her words, explaining that the only thing she opposes is any popularity rankings.

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“I was recently asked about a list of ‘greatest singers and singers of all time’ and instead of questioning the need for such a list, I was confronted by other artists and took the bait,” Khan began her Instagram post, referring to a recent conversation on The Originals podcast.

“As artists, we are unfairly placed in categories, rankings, lists. Being an artist or a musician is not a competition. It is a gift for which I am truly grateful. I did not mean to hurt anyone or offend anyone. I sincerely apologize to everyone who felt this way.” added the eight-time Grammy winner.

Last week, Khan was invited to the podcast “The Originals” with Andrew Goldman. The journalist started the hour-long conversation with the Rolling Stone magazine list, in which the artist was ranked 29th ahead of David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, Tina Turner Whether Janis Joplin. At first, the singer did not realize that it was the most important music ranking, which, as it turned out, she did not attach much importance to. “What’s that list?” the artist asked, causing the host of the broadcast to be clearly confused. She quickly explained that she was not interested in similar lists and assessments of others, but nevertheless she was very pleased with the summary of her 50-year career included in the ranking.

“If I didn’t know it was me, I would have thought that person deserved at least fifth position,” she said. Encouraged by this comment, Goldman offered her to name those artists who had surpassed her. The first two places taken by Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston in recognition of the artist are well deserved. However, she opposed Mariah Carey’s high fifth position.

“Hell no!” Khan replied when she heard the name Carey. “It must have been some kind of bribe or something,” she added, contradicting the magazine’s assessment.

The names of Adele and Mary J. Blige, which took higher positions in the list of artists of all time, did not improve her mood either. Describing the people who compiled the ranking with an obscene word, she said that: “they are blind as bats and probably need hearing aids. Are these the children of Helen Keller (a blind and deaf American writer – ed.)?” – she concluded, adding that some of the artists included in the list cannot sing.

Khan’s words quickly circulated in foreign media, which probably prompted her to post a short correction and apology.

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