Jerry Ringuette / Askari Ali Chaka Khan is heading into Independence Day with an empowering video for her latest track, “I Love Myself.”
The clip, featuring guest artist B. Slade, shows the iconic entertainer singing words of self-love and encouragement to herself in the mirror.
Throughout the clip, several young women and two young boys pay Chaka a visit, and images of the winners of her “I Love Myself” video contest are seen singing along to the lyrics on Khan’s “Chakagram.”
In an official statement, she says that losing her longtime friends Prince, Natalie Cole and Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White “deepens the already universal message of ‘I Love Myself’ in ways I couldn’t have imagined a year ago when the song was originally slated for release.”
She adds, “Loving yourself is a life-long process and even more so in the face of loss.”
“I Love Myself” is Chaka’s first single released under her indie label, iKhan Sounds. You can stream or purchase it through the usual digital platforms.
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