Chaka Khan has just won temporary custody of her 10-year-old granddaughter after she claimed that the child was living with drug addict parents.
Last week, Chaka filed a petition for appointment of guardianship last week, claiming that she has she's already been taking care of the girl's every day needs. In the petition, she wrote:
"[I've] assumed on a day-to-day basis the role of the child's parent fulfilling both the child's physical and psychological needs for care and affection."
She also writes that the child's mother has a "heavy involvement in drugs" and can no longer care for her. Meanwhile, Chaka's sister Tammy McCrary was also awarded custody. She filed an additional statement that read that her nephew "also uses and abuses drugs and other illegal substances."
A hearing has been set for October to make the custody permanent.
Wow. This is just so heartbreaking. Thank goodness Chaka was able to come in and help her granddaughter live a somewhat stable life. We just feel for her.
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