In a post dated 8/5/08, I claimed that I "often wonder whether Chaka Khan would have enjoyed the success she did had it not been for her Great-Uncle Genghis paving the way."
I regret to inform you that it was a bald-faced lie. I have never wondered this in my life. Not once. After all, the entire notion that Genghis Khan and his brutal legacy had any impact on Chaka's career is quite ludicrous. I'm now doubting whether they are even related.
By insinuating that somehow Ms. Khan's success was based on anything other than her own hard work and God-given talent is wrong and, quite frankly, insulting. I sincerely hope that she can find it in her heart to forgive me. I will not rest until I undo whatever damage I may have caused with my flippant remarks.