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Chaka Khan to Obama and Congress: ‘Clean up this friggin’ earth’ [VIDEO]

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

In a video interview with The Daily Caller, legendary singer-songwriter Chaka Khan called on President Obama and Congress to “fix the friggin’ earth” and ensure that she is able to collect her Social Security.

TheDC asked Khan, 59, if there is anything she wants President Obama to do in his second term that was not done in the first.

“I just want my Social Security, okay? If he can work that out, that’d be great,” she said on the red carpet at the BET Honors taping at the Warner Theatre on Saturday.

“I’ve put money aside every month for 40 years — for 40 years — and I want to see some returns.”

The “I’m Every Woman” Grammy Award winner also told TheDC she is most concerned about environmental issues.

“I’m really concerned about this planet, first off. And if we don’t have this planet, what good is anything else? It doesn’t make any sense. So, I really think a little more focus should be put on maybe keeping the air clean and the water clean and stuff like that,” she said.

“I think we should clean up this friggin’ earth – that’s what we need to do.”

The BET Honors air on BET February 11. Khan was recognized during the show for her contributions to music.

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