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Did Chaka Khan tape lyrics to her fan for performance at Aretha Franklin's funeral?

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Chaka Khan might not use her fan just to keep cool under pressure.

The singer performed gospel classic “Goin’ Up Yonder” at Aretha Franklin’s funeral in Detroit on Friday, and she kept a big blue folding fan within sight the entire time. In fact, while she was singing, a few eagle-eyed viewers caught her looking at the back of her fan as if she were reading from it. Her frequent and obvious glances at the fan have led some to believe she had the lyrics to the song on the back of it.

Singer Chaka Khan performs at the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Aug. 31, 2018. (Photo: Reuters/Mike Segar)

People are speculating about the fan’s purpose on social media.











While Twitter users think the icon looked obvious and unprepared, others are commending her for the clever idea (if she did have ulterior motives with her statement accessory).






Some don’t understand how people are talking about anything but her performance.









But many have pointed out that viewers should just appreciate that she’s up there at all.




Anything for the Queen of Soul.

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