Chaka Khan’s Ex-Manager Is Suing Her, Says Singer Owes $236,000
Chaka Khan is facing a six-figure lawsuit from her former manager, Olasumbo Kuti. Reportedly, Kuti said Khan owes her $236,000 in unpaid services like business and personal management. Kuti worked for Khan, from 2013 until she was fired in 2017. Kuti, who said she owns five percent of Khan’s three business, asked the court to grant her partial ownership of the companies, on top of the $236,000. She also said she was the brains behind various streams of income for Khan before she was fired in a huge shakeup of the “Aint Nobody” singer’s staff.
Khan hasn’t responded to the lawsuit yet. But this isn’t the first time the singer was caught up in a legal battle. More than 10 years ago, she and her son were ordered to pay a family $1.3 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. Her son was acquitted for shooting a 17-year-old boy but still had to pay in the civil lawsuit.
Meanwhile, most recently, Khan has managed to stay in the headlines. Earlier this week she slammed Kanye West for the way he sampled her 1984 “Through the Fire” song and turned it into his hit “Through the Wire” 20 years later in 2004. She told Andy Cohen on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live that if she would have known he was going to create the song he did, she never would have given him the green light to do it.
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