17 Badass Chaka Khan Quotes Every Woman Should Live By

Happy Birthday Chaka!

A true diva to the core and one of the most influential songstresses to ever pick up a mic, 2017 ESSENCE Festival performer Chaka Khan is the best of the best.

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As we continue our celebration of Women's History Month and pay tribute to the entertainment icon as she embraces another year of life, here are 17 unfiltered, empowering quotes of hers that will get you through any situation.