A few of you seem to have the game twisted. Chaka Khan, spotted earlier this month at a live show rocking an ill-fitting denim onesie from Somaya Reece’s design collaboration with She By Nobody, tells the Huffington Post that even at her heaviest she still thought of herself as a sex symbol. Rawr!
With you receiving mixed reactions stemming from your weight loss, what are your thoughts on some calling you a sex symbol?
Well, I’ve always been a sex symbol. When I was fat I was a sex symbol. Some men like it that, you know. But I don’t think about that. That’s so far from my mind right now [Laughs].
Congratulations on your recent weight loss. What’s your reaction to those speculating that you had surgery? [Lowkey messiness: That's the shit I don't like. -- Fresh]
They can say whatever they want. Only I know what’s really going on. My weight loss had to occur, because I was diagnosed with Type-2 Diabetes and I also had high blood pressure. And I’ve been on medication for that since last year until the beginning of this year. And I ended up going, “Oh, no, no, no, no, this is enough. I can’t live like this.” And I have a new little daughter to raise [my granddaughter], I adopted her so I have to be here. … [She] was really my first and major influence to lose weight and get healthy so I can be here for her. What I did was stopped eating and went on a strict unconditional fast for a couple of months. And went off meat, became vegan, stopped all the dairy, stopped all the meat.
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