Queen of Funk Chaka Khan royally showed up and out at her hometown of Chicago’s United Center when she took to the 2020 NBA All-Star Game to deliver a rousing rendition of the U.S. national anthem (February 16).
Her a capella performance, which followed the tear-jerking Kobe Bryant tribute delivered by Academy and Grammy Award-winning diva Jennifer Hudson (click here to watch), didn’t exactly score the unanimous praise of Hudson’s showing as Khan’s twist on the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ was met with mixed results.
While some took to social media to salute the legendary songstress (known for a career of flexing soaring vocals), others did not appreciate her gospel-inspired take on the historic tune.
Drawing comparisons to Pop singer Fergie‘s frightful rendition at 2018’s edition of the same event (click here to watch), see Chaka inside and weigh in:
Twitter responses below: