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Chaka Khan

Wins 8 More Years

of Grandma Duty

12/16/2011 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan just signed herself up for the most stressful years in a parent's life -- agreeing to take permanent custody of her 10-year-old granddaughter ... TMZ has learned.

According to new docs filed in L.A. County Superior Court, the order went through Wednesday -- granting Chaka permanent guardianship over her granddaughter Daija Jade Holland. Chaka's sister Tammy McCrary was awarded co-guardianship.

TMZ broke the story ... Chaka won temporary custody back in September -- claiming the girl's parents (including her son) are drug addicts ... and are incapable of taking care of her.

A sad story ... with a happy ending.

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Mel Zipskin    

The druggy apple doesn't fall far from the cracked out tree. She's a legend but Miss Chaka Khan, not too long ago, was a big ole junkie! Modern grandparents who get custody are paying their karma, THEIR kids saw them fcuked up all of the time...

1044 days ago
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patty    

holy crap the spammers come out at night

1044 days ago
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victory    

AH! Chaka. What a voice. Good to see her again.

1044 days ago
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Superman    

Gee, and I wonder how her son became a drug addict.

1044 days ago
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Arcadia Rink    

CHAKA KHAN congratulations on the court ruling. You are a CLASS ACT on the stage and off. I wish you and your family love and happiness, always.

1044 days ago
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Truth    

WE ALL KNOW HOW CLEAN CHAKA WAS BACK IN THE DAY... JUST SAYIN. #TRUTH!!

1044 days ago
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Becky    

I think so highly of Chaka Khan for seeing what needed to be done and stepping up to do it. Grandmothers who are raising their children's children are not uncommon in this country, quite unfortunately. Grandma Khan is going to make a huge difference in her granddaughter's life. Good for her!

1044 days ago
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Susie    

God bless you Chaka and your sister. As grandparents we will always go the mile, whatever is required of us because we love them so much. In this instance your granddaughter cannot be around or live with her parents, sad, and hopefully soon with some prayer chains going around, they will realize this and get help for their addictions.
It takes so long, and happens to the best of people, rich people, poor people. Drugs suck in everyone as we know by reading the news everday and TMZ.
Prayers to you and your family and I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Safe & Happy New Years.

1044 days ago
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Telstar    

Kudos to Chaka for stepping up. Hoping everything turns out well.

1044 days ago
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HamptonsHarry    

Exactly what your supposed to do when your kid is a drug addict. Take the babies away!

1044 days ago
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HamptonsHarry    

Quit trying to make this FORMER crack addict out to be the hero. She raised her kid to be the way he is and now she will be raising all 25 of his kids.

1044 days ago
12.

Matt    

Isn't Chaka Khan and Whitney Houston related?

1044 days ago
13.

ADrunk     

Way to go Chaka!!!!, Terrific

1044 days ago
14.

flora68    

Good for her, and good luck to all of them.

1044 days ago
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Beth    

I also raise my 10 year old Granddaughter. We do what we need to do for the little ones. However, I raise mine with no extra money or perks...I'm not a star, just a Grandma. Good job Chaka for doing what is best for that little girl :)

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