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The fabulous R&B singer Chaka Khan sat down with Britain’s OK! Magazine for a recent interview, and claims Whitney’s drug addiction tore the icons apart. Chaka said she attempted to help Whitney fight her drug abuse, but was shot down breaking the once tight friendship.

Khan introduced a young Whitney  to the word when she had teenage Houston sing background vocals on her song “Naughty.”  The two became close friends from there.

“I love her very much, but we’re not close any more,” Khan told OK! “I reached out, but she doesn’t want my help. Maybe she thinks I’m going to confront her, but after what I’ve been though, c’mon…”

Chaka also discussed her own drug addiction that she kicked in the ’90s and wanted to help Whitney do the same, though she was turned away.

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