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Chaka Khan Has Diabetes!

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So sad!

Chaka Khan, 59, recently learned that she has diabetes.

This otherwise sad diagnosis was actually the kick in the pants she needed to get fit and start losing some weight.

Also, winning custody of her granddaughter has made her more determined to get healthy and she's already on the road to success! She's lost an incredible 60 pounds!

How'd she do it? Fasting and eating a vegan diet! And more:

"I had diabetes type two and high blood pressure. I adopted my 10-year-old granddaughter last year. I have to be there for her. I knew I couldn't go out like this so I just fasted for, like, a month, then I went vegan and went off meats and all dairy and anything with eyes. If I have a craving for a little baked fish or something I might eat it. But that's about it. I've mostly been doing a lot of high-protein foods and a lot of vegetables and exercise. I felt like I need to heal my body, so I would just fast and eat no meat, no dairy. I've never been a fan of meat, dairy and sugar. And when I developed diabetes last year I said, 'Oh OK, I'm not going to be here long. A change is coming.' So I started getting my mindset, then I started the fasting."

It's all about diet!

Exercise is so good for you but it really is so much about diet.

Way to get fit, gurl!

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Chaka Khan And Friends Make Music Video In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

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After hearing the tragic news of Trayvon Martin, the young man who was viciously shot and killed, Chaka Khan decided to "not just complain about it, but to do something about it."

In just 48 hours, she, along with some other celeb friends, put together a song, titled Super Life, and music video in his honor.

Check out the moving video (above) and find out how you can raise awareness of this senseless killing.

Fear Kills, Love Heals.

Words to live by.

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Chaka Khan Speaks Out On The Death Of Whitney Houston

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The real tragedy here, like so many others that we've lost before her, is that it seems like this loss could have been prevented.

At least, according to Chaka Khan.

The icon, who herself is a recovering addict, spoke on Piers Morgan Tonight about the loss of whom she considered to be her "little sister," Whitney Houston, and she believes the troubled singer's death could have been prevented, if she had someone with her who could have kept her away from substance abuse.

She explains:

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Jennifer Hudson And Chaka Khan To Perform Whitney Houston Tribute At Grammys

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Whitney Houston will be represented at the Grammy awards tonight.

The awards show has chosen Jennifer Hudson and Chaka Khan to perform a "respectful musical tribute" to the singer at tonight's broadcast.

Grammy Executive Producer Ken Erhlich said:

"It's too fresh in everyone's memory to do more at this time, but we would be remiss if we didn't recognize Whitney's remarkable contribution to music fans in general, and, in particular, her close ties with the Grammy telecast and her Grammy wins and nominations over the years."

We have a feeling it's going to be an emotional night.

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Chaka Khan Just Got Custody Of Her Granddaughter

Chaka Khan Just Got Custody Of Her Granddaughter

The queen of funk is the legal guardian to a little girl!

Earlier this week Chaka Khan signed up to take over parenting duties son's 10-year-old daughter, Daija.

Chaka won temporary custody back in September. The signer claimed the girl's parents are drug addict and incapable of taking care of her.

Now Chaka is in this for the long haul. As the permanent guardian of her granddaughter, the Tell Me Something Good singer will be raising Daija through her teen years.

Have fun Chaka!

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DIVAS!!! VH1 Adds More Names To Divas Lineup

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Chaka Khan. Erykah Badu. Boyz II Men?

VH1 announced that there will be more Divas added to mix for their annual performance show, VH1 Divas.

The list includes English singers Estelle and Marsha Ambrosius, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings as well as the aformentioned Khan and Badu.

Male artists will also join the foray, including Travie McCoy and Boyz II Men.

This year, the show will

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Chaka Khan Gets Temporary Custody Of Granddaughter Living With Druggie Parents

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So sad.

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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