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Singer Chaka Khan Looks Regal with Crown and Red Robe in a Video

Tichafa Chidzonga
May 03, 2020
09:30 P.M.
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Legendary singer Chaka Khan strutted around her home in an elaborate diamond and gold crown as she sent an uplifting message to women quarantined in their homes.


Chaka Khan is a diva in her own right and known for her powerful vocals, her extravagant personality, and over-the-top fashion. In a message celebrating women, she encouraged the ones staying at home not to let quarantine bring them down and said:

"For all the #StayAtHome #QUEENS | Remind those around you who the real Queen of the Castle is & wear that crown ?proudly‼"


In a video she of herself dressed in an African kaftan, she is wearing an elaborate gold and diamond crown as she strutted around her house.

While looking directly at the camera with a smile on her face, she said, "take a look at this shot." The moment got a little comical when her crown nearly fell off as she walked away. Nevertheless, her fans still celebrated the regal look.

A fan commented on a video of Chaka Khan wearing a gold and diamond crown | Source: Instagram.com/chakaikhan

A fan commented on a video of Chaka Khan wearing a gold and diamond crown | Source: Instagram.com/chakaikhan


Chaka didn't always live a glamorous life, at 14-years-old the Black Panthers recruited her. In an interview with

The Guardian

, she recalled how different her childhood was being part of the organization, she



"I had my combat boots on, my green khaki pants. I didn't feel in danger – it wasn't like that. We were doing the right thing."


It is reported, for her first big break, Chaka joined another group when she became part of band Rufus in the 1970s until they split in 1983.

The self-proclaimed "Queen of Funk" started her journey on her solo career with hits like "Ain't Nobody," "I'm Every Woman," and "This Is My Night."


According to Billboard, the success of "This Is My Night" as the follow-up single to her first solo record helped Chaka crossover into R&B after initially emerging as a soul singer.

The ad-lids for the song and scenes from the video were used as inspiration Mariah Carey's song "It's Like That."

Chaka made her return to television on the third season of "The Masked Singer" as one of the contestants on the show.

Fans were drawn in by the powerful vocals from the character named "Miss Monster," and the clues given that pointed to her love for big hair, famous songs like "Through The Wire."

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