Chaka Khan Says She's Done Collaborating With Other Women -- Even Ariana Grande

Chaka Khan
Allen Cooley

Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan has no interest in collaborating with her fellow female singers anymore, according to a very candid new interview.

While chatting with VladTV (watch below), the legendary singer told host Luenell which artists she would consider working with. But when Ariana Grande's name was mentioned, Khan brushed her off. "She's all right, she's good on her own. ... Plus, I don't want to sing with another woman. I ain't got nothing to say with a woman."

What makes Chaka's answer especially surprising is that the pair just teamed up last year on "Nobody" for the 2019 Charlie's Angels soundtrack, which Grande co-executive-produced in 2019. In a red-carpet interview for Variety's 2019 Power of Women luncheon, Khan described the song as "cute." "It's a song about Charlie's Angels, the song is not... it's not going to change the world, OK?" the "I'm Every Woman" singer said at the time.

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After singing hits alongside Brandy, Tamia, Gladys Knight, Mary J. Blige, and Anastacia and Lulu, the Queen of Funk explained her desire to reign solo from now on -- but she did share her appreciation for Lalah Hathaway. "That's a bad singing bi---," Khan told VladTV. "Now what I want to do with her? She got her own world, like I got my own planet. So uh-uh. And we just affect each other, planetary-like. It's beautiful enough for me."

On the other hand, Khan expressed interest in working with Anderson .Paak. "He's got a future," she said.

Watch Khan's interview segment below.