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Chaka Khan Awarded Custody of Granddaughter

Chaka Khan receives permanent guardianship over her granddaughter.
Chaka Khan was granted permanent custody of her 10-year-old granddaughter, Daija Jade Holland, on Wednesday by the L.A. County Superior Court. The singer had been temporarily acting as Holland’s temporary guardian since September. The child’s mother and Khan’s son are reportedly addicted to drugs and unfit to take care of her. The singer’s sister, Tammy McCrary was also given full co-guardianship. PHOTOS: ESSENCE Music Festival Star Gazing It seems like 2011 was a great year for Chaka Khan, both personally and professionally. We last saw Khan on-the-scene at the American Music Awards, where she expressed her gratitude for all that has transpired this year. PHOTOS: Hairstyle File: Chaka Khan She released a press release stating: “2011 was such a blessing for me. I toured with Prince, received an honor at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, performed in Brazil, honored my good friend Aretha Franklin, and soon I will be performing at the VH1 Celebrates Soul program with my friends Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Florence + The Machine, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott and many other wonderful performers. I have so many things planned for 2012 and cannot wait to share these exciting projects with my fans! Stay tuned!” We’ll definitely be tuning in! 40_black_women_who_rock_launch_icon