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Chaka Khan

I'm the Next 'X-Factor'

Judge, If they Call Me Back

5/6/2012 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Who will be the next judge on "X-Factor"? Britney Spears ... Demi Lovato ... Miley Cyrus ... Chaka Khan ... er, what?

That's right ... sources close to the Queen of Funk tell TMZ ... Chaka is throwing her hat in the ring to snag one of two vacant spots on Simon Cowell's hit talent show.

We're told Chaka -- who has 10 Grammy awards -- is dying to be considered for the lucrative gig and instructed her people to reach out to producers of the show, claiming to be perfect for the part ... toting her 40 plus years of experience in the biz.

Don't get too excited funk fans ... there's no word on whether she's actually been called back. 

But we're sure her phone will be ringing any ... minute ... now ...

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bunny    

I'm sure whoever called her originally was a prank call.

795 days ago
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gcb0569    

Really luvs me sum Chaka. Just keep the hair flinging down to a slight minimum, huh????

795 days ago
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STFUP    

Chaka is a FAR, FAR better choice than any of the other 'pop tarts' they're considering right now.

795 days ago
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PM2901    

OMG, she would be an amazing judge! She tells it like it is and knows what the hell she's talkin' about!

795 days ago
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PM2901    

Hmm, let me see. . .Demi Lovato or Chaka Kahn. . .are you guys serious?! Demi is a cutter with a so-so voice. She's a one-hit wonder. Is she old enough to buy a drink? What does she know about singing? She can't even do it herself! Chaka gives good hair, good attitude, and won't say the word "like" every 2 seconds.

795 days ago
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jayfro    

Not enough popularity Chaka these days. Most kids have no clue who you are. I do but they don't and it's them that matters since there gonna watch that junk.

792 days ago
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Tam    

Boom Chaka Locka Chaka Locka. Boom, Boom!

790 days ago
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