Chaka Khan Says She & Aretha Franklin Both Had A ‘Bad Body Image’: She Would Have A Size 8 Made For Her, When She Was A Size 40

Chaka Khan Shares That She And Aretha Franklin Both Had A ‘Bad Body Image’: “I’ve Seen Many A Zipper Bust On Her Stage”

Legendary musician and singer Chaka Khan has been known for voice for decades but since she’s been a public figure just as long, her fans have watched her fluctuate in size but the singer has changed her image for good.

In a recent interview with VLAD, she opened up about having what she calls a “bad body image,” and spoke about the legendary late Aretha Franklin’s body image too.

The icon, who admits she lost the weight on her own without surgery, stated

“I got a lot of attention when I lost the weight because I lost the weight. When I say Ima do something, Ima do it.”

The “Ain’t Nobody” singer continued,

“I have a bad body image. I don’t know what I look like. I really don’t. I can’t stand in the mirror and assess myself in comparison to other people.

“Aretha had the same thing. She would order and have size 8 made for her when she was a size 40. God bless her. I’ve seen many a zipper bust on her on stage. God bless her. When there is genius in one area, some place else really suffers. You’re a coo koo head in another place.”

She added,

“I lost that weight because I was pre diabetic. I said no. This is not.”

Chaka Khan claimed that during pandemic is the perfect time to lose weight, claiming that

“If there was ever a time when you want to focus on improving yourself in anyway, now would be that time.”

Aretha Franklin did lose a significant amount of weight but died in 2018 from complications of pancreatic cancer.

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Authored by: Robin Ayers