This Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nom was Spotted Feeding Homeless in LA

The jury might be out on whether she’s officially a certified rock legend. (Psst… issa yes, no matter what’s decided) There’s no doubt she is our queen of hearts or wcw for giving back.

Chaka Khan. Yes, hunty The.Chaka. Khan. rolled up her sleeves and got her hands dirty (mostly with mayo and mustard) over the weekend to make sandwiches for Brown Bag Lady; charity that feeds the homeless in LA’s Skid Row neighborhood.

Chaka Khan helped make over 200 brown bag lunches to hand out to homeless on Sunday.

When Chaka Khan wasn’t packing croissant sandwiches, the “Sweet Thing” singer took pics and signed a microphone for her littlest fan.

Brown Bag Lady Founder Jaqueline Norvell couldn’t contain her excitement that a living legend was in her house.

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FIRST SUNDAY WAS AMAZING! β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’œ We made over 200 brown bag lunches. We laughed and danced and the energy in my home was off the charts πŸ’₯EXCITING!πŸ’₯ We caravanned down to Skid Row and we handed out sleeping bags and backpacks full of toiletries, shoes and clothes. @kgsuperstar and @stylistinge stood on that pavement cutting head after head…for free. And every step of the way the one and only Miss @chakaikhan was right by our side. πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ§‘πŸ™ŒπŸ½ Laughing and joking with the homeless and when they realized …WAIT! You REALLY are Chaka Khan!!… she laughed and was so gracious taking picture after picture. Twas a damn good day. A day I will never forget as long as I live! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½ Thank you @gary_gotchadigi for making this happen. #FirstSunday #GivingBack #BackPacks #Toiletries #BottledWater #Clothes #Shoes #aSmile #aHug #Homeless #WeSeeYou #WeAreInThisTogether #BrownBagLady

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Cross Country Painting! Amar’e Stoudemire Launched Painting Series for Kids

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NBA baller Amar’e Stoudemire took his talents to Cali this week. I’m talking about those requiring a brush stroke and not a basketball.

The Miami Heat player partnered up with artist RETNA for a live art installation for local kids at Pan Pacific Park to get kids interested in picking up a paintbrush.

In between mixing colors on a canvas–that produced several paintings from Amar’e, RETNA and future Basquiat’s and Davinci’s–Stoudemire played some hoops with the kids.

This is theΒ first stop on the ex-Knick player’s(couldn’t resist, I am native New Yorker after all) cross country tour to promote his “In the Paint” Series meant to connect young artists with emerging ones in local communities through his Melech collection, which fosters his two loves, P+B (painting and basketball.)

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The painting showcases are all to get youngsters motivated about the arts that arent’ necessarily revolved around rapping or singing. Not that anything is wrong with that. Who shouldn’t aspire to Beyonce on any given day? Yet, it would also be nice for kids to know Jean Michel Basquiat, Kehinde Wiley, Jamea Richmond Edwards, Toyin Ojih Odutola, like they do Drake and Nicki Minaj. You’ve likely seen all these artists’ masterpieces, if you’re an avid “Empire” fan like myself.

Anyway, kudos to Amar’e for exposing the kiddos to more forms of art. Below he displays his work, and talks about his passion for painting Β with “Late Late Show” host James Corden and Betty White.

Amar’e topped off his artistic visit to Pan Pacific Park by dropping a $20,000 donation. Of course he was honored soon after by the city for his charity work.