Credit: Derek Blanks/Essence Magazine Photo: Amber Riley Channels Chaka Khan in Essence Magazine, March 2011

Here’s an Amber Riley pictorial that Mercedes would love. The Glee star goes glam in Essence magazine’s upcoming “Black Women in Hollywood” issue.

In the pics, Riley is supposed to channel singer Chaka Khan, and she nails it. Essence thinks so too — so much so, in fact, that they’ve launched a Facebook campaign calling for Glee to do a full episode devoted to the soul-singing star. This is something we can get behind, and you should too! Head over to voice your approval.

Source: EW