Shanga Hankerson

Gladys Knight‘s entire legacy in the restaurant world could be tarnished after health inspection discovered that her Chicken and Waffles restaurants are infested with roaches. Although the restaurants have her name, the soul singer’s son Shanga Hankerson is ultimately the one to blame for the discrepancies, according to Knight. The legal war between Knight and Hankerson over the […]

Gladys Knight’s divorce from her ex-husband record manager Barry Hankerson devastated their son, Shanga, she said in her memoir. At 11 years old, he weighed 320 pounds. Knight may have believed he’d recovered from that childhood trauma, but years later, Hankerson is accused of running the restaurants that carry his mother’s name into financial ruin, […]