A couple of months ago, we told you that K. Michelle and Elle Varner had a falling out. It appeared that several factors contributed to the demise of their friendship, but K’s main beef seemed to be that Elle failed to give her credit for “Cold Case”—a song K claims to have written. During a recent interview with Hot 97, K discussed their falling out and what fueled it.
“I had a record. It was my favorite record. It was ‘Ride Out’ on my album and I wasn’t allowed to put out that record because management said the record was already too big,” K explained. “I played that record for my friend [Elle] at that time. The next thing I knew she threw off her shoes and said ‘Oh my God, this is a great record.’”
She went on to say that Elle later played a song for her, which sounded quite similar.
“She played me a record. She said, ‘You like the record?’ I said, that’s my record. Ain’t nobody yodeling on the hooks but me. Then you went to the same producers. I came to [her] like a woman. I said, this is my record. You can’t put that out. That sounds like me. [She copied my style.] But I said it to you as a friend in a proper manner. I said it to management in a proper manner.”
The former “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star says that management did not handle the situation as they stated that they would. In her interview, K also addressed why she decided to go after her former friend after photos of Elle and Meek Mill were uploaded to Instagram.
“I’ve never slept with Meek in my life. Me and Meek are friends. We flirt and poke, know what I’m saying? We don’t poke,” she shared. “I did have a crush on Meek. We do that. You know that as my friend, me and Meek do this. You get on Twitter and say, ‘Yeah Meek tried to talk to me and I swerved him.’ Okay, why would you do that to your friend. But I’m the crazy one. I’m the mean one. I let it slide.[...]She wanted attention because we don’t give a f–k about that India Arie a– music. No offense against India Arie because I love her. We like India because she’s India. [Elle's] not India. Go sit down trying to be K. Michelle and India with the guitar. It just don’t work.
So when you grinning taking pictures with Meek and he posted under the comments that he’s posting this picture to let her know how real the swerve was. He’s still f–king with you, you know what I’m saying? It was just took much for the attention that she wants. I get it. I understand it. I’m not gonna lie. She can sing. I’ll never take her gift from her but I was very, very quiet in that situation.
Once she took my song and because we got into about the song you’re doing this and posting pictures with Meek with hearts and s–t to try and just do something. But y’all don’t get on her for that.”
As previously reported, Elle has denied stealing the song from her former friend.
Watch K’s full interview below.