Chaka Khan: When I Was Fat I Was Still A Sex Symbol

Image341 Chaka Khan: When I Was Fat I Was Still A Sex Symbol

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].

Image351 Chaka Khan: When I Was Fat I Was Still A Sex Symbol

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.

| Visit the Huffington Post to read the entire interview.

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  • selena velazquez

    Looks wise if Nikki ever decided to clean up she would look like this in about 20.

    • Mook

      you didn’t just compare Chaka to Onika.. . smdh

      Chaka’s back to her 1982 weight

  • FakeJaniceCombs

    And you thought Queen Crawfish Etoufee’s stans were bad….you are getting ready to deal with old school 70s stans now.  

  • Ann

    Can we get another Got2BeReal episode soon? I’m happy for her, but I need a parody video of this ASAP.

  • Char_den

    Um…you are still fat Chaka. Its just a little less fat.

  • OB

    Whether she’s super sized Chaka or Smedium Chaka, I still love her. She could wail the phone book and I wouldn’t care.

  • Rasha

    Umm..yes fat people do have sex and relationships. lol Why is she saying that like it’s so surprising. Hush’s nice that you lost matter how you did it. But please stop dressing that you’ve lost all the way down to a size 0..cause girl..some of them outfits..

  • Player Hater

    Why hide the fact if you had surgery.  If people really cared, they wouldn’t give a shit how you lost the weight.  So I am suppose to believe that no meat did this metamorphis in under a year. 

    • kidrobotgirl

      When done right (like watching her carb intake and balancing out with protein), dramatic weight loss is possible.

      • Char_den

        Plus, she has access to a trainer and nutritionist. But, when you cut out the junk you can lose 10lbs a month easily.

    • Britt

      I believe she did it without surgery. People don’t realize how much you can lose when you stop eating red meat or meat all together.