We’ve got an update on the Chaka Khan crappy concert situation. According to thejasmineBrand, Chaka has released a statement in response to reports that she was drugged out or drunk during her performance at Saturday night’s Jazz in the Gardens event in Miami.

According to a statement from the singer’s rep, “she has been supporting her scheduled show dates as she has been battling the flu for a number of weeks despite the doctor’s orders to cancel these shows and rest.”

The statement continues …

“Unfortunately Chaka not wanting to disappoint her fans has performed, while not totally 100%, and the media has been turning these difficult performances into something else.”

Hmm, based on what we saw of Chaka on stage, we think they are going to have problems getting people to buy what they are selling. In any event, they added:

“Chaka values her fans and supporters and would never do anything to jeopardize their support and love. Under doctor’s orders Chaka will be resting for the remainder of the week until her next performance engagement in Macon, GA, Saturday, March 24th.”

If you missed it, here’s what we reported earlier …

*Suffice to say, Chaka Khan went and pissed off a whole lot of money paying concert goers in South Florida Saturday night and now she’s being blasted all over social media for possibly being high, drunk, or whatever. The result was a show so unsatisfying, people started walking out on her and had no problem saying so.

The “Sweet Things” singer’s sour-ness went down in front of the crowd at the 13th annual Jazz in the Gardens show. Besides Chaka, this year’s lineup featured Anita Baker, Fantasia, Smokey Robinson, and more. And of course with Chaka Khan being a legendary star, there was a lot of anticipation for her performance.

However, according folks on the scene, fans were left upset, shocked and concerned after her performance which featured moments of her forgetting the words to her classic hits, seeming disinterested, relying on background singers to sing her lead vocals, dancing bizarrely, and more.

With that backdrop, it should come as no surprise that there is serious backlash on Twitter, with critics weighing in on her set and some even wielding accusations of drug or alcohol abuse.

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