If you’re a fan of Chaka Khan, you remember when she first hit the stage in her late teens/early 20s and would wear just a loin cloth top and pants that resembled leather chaps along with her trademark feathers.


The latest sighting of the singer was reminiscent of that time in her career.

Chaka took to the stage at the Howard theater in Washington D.C., Saturday May 5, and the crowd was overwhelmingly pleased with her voice, but amazed at her beautiful new, but old, look.  The soulful legend also performed at a fundraiser for arts education on Sunday May 6, during the David Foster and Friends at the Kennedy Center Spring Gala.

In her svelte new frame coming to the stage 60 pounds lighter, Chaka performed “Through the Fire,” “I’m Every Woman,” and the newly penned “The Promise That We Make,” which she performed for the finale with all performers and 40 wives of military servicemen, according tothe Grio.

She had been suffering with diabetes and high blood pressure which are both complications that arise from obesity, but now is free from both.  The sultry singer is now enjoying a new spiritual outlook, according to her close friends, and she is looking and sounding better than ever.  She gets candid about her rise from the ashes of drugs and alcohol in a report from Elev8, where they report her eight years of sobriety.