Khan Wins Custody Of Grandchild

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September 15, 2011 | 7:45am EST

Soul star Chaka Khan has won her bid for temporary custody of her granddaughter.
The I’m Every Woman singer applied for guardianship of the 10 year old last week, claiming in her petition that the child’s mother is incapable of caring for the girl because of a “heavy involvement in drugs”.

Khan also revealed she has “assumed on a day-to-day basis the role of the child’s parent fulfilling both the child’s physical and psychological needs for care and affection”.

The star’s sister Tammy McCrary filed an additional document stating that Khan’s son “also uses and abuses drugs and other illegal substances”.

A hearing is set for October to make the custody permanent, according to