Covering Lindsay Lohan’s ongoing legal troubles and recent (court-ordered) trip to rehab have become sport for gossip rags.
But one headline we didn’t expect to see: news that the troubled actress got into a tiff with renowned soul-funk singer Chaka Khan.
The two reportedly feuded during a rehab stint at Cliffside Malibu, forcing Khan to leave the treatment center early due to “disruptive behavior” from Lohan.
“Chaka was really cool about everything at Cliffside, but Lindsay just pushed all of her buttons to the point where she was aggravated and tired of Lindsay’s ...,” a former patient told Radar.
“Lindsay was just doing stupid stuff for attention, so Chaka told her she was childish and told her to grow up. She never lost it, but started yelling at Lindsay. Told her to knock it off, asking her if she came to rehab to get well, or just to piss around.”
Khan, who has long been vocal about her struggles with alcoholism and drug abuse, took to her website to address the rumors.
In a statement, the singer commended Lohan for getting help and promised the actress that " 'Ain’t Nobody' gonna tear” their love apart, which Lohan embraced with a Twitter reply that she was sending the singer "love and hugs."
“To choose to do what is necessary to better one's self is commendable. I applaud Lindsay Lohan for doing the work. She is a lovely young lady and I pray for her well-being,” Khan wrote. “The battle of addiction is a serious and long process, which is why I chose to address my use of prescription medications -- which came about as a result of the knee surgery I had a few years ago.
"When and if necessary, I will seek alternative methods and traditional treatment to stay ahead of any potential problem. So many are not here today, and have lost this battle with addiction," the statement continued. "Because these medications are legal, their abuse is often unknown -- until it's too late. If not handled they are a silent killer.”
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