Chaka Khan is going to great lengths to protect her 10-year-old granddaughter.

Photos: Hairstyle File: Chaka Khan

According to TMZ, the legendary singer and philanthropist won temporary custody because the child’s mother is reportedly incapable of caring for the girl because of a drug habit.

Court documents indicate that Chaka has already been caring for the girl and is assuming the day-to-day “role of the child’s parenting, fulfilling both the child’s physical and psychological needs for care and affection.”

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At the present time, Chaka shares custody with her sister, Tammy McCrary, and if all goes well she’ll soon have permanent custody.


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