K. Michelle Comes Clean About Idris Elba Relationship: “I’m Not In The Way Of His Baby Mother And His Family Right Now”

December 9, 2014  |  

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For months, we’ve been speculating whether or not Idris Elba is the man that K. Michelle admitted to basing her entire album on. Today on The Breakfast Club, the reality star finally came clean.

On the album being about Idris:

“Yeah, [this album is about Idris Elba]. I’m not going to sit up here and lie to y’all.”

On how their fling affected his relationship with his son’s mother, Naiyana Garth:

“I don’t know. He’s not married.”

On if he’s actually in a relationship with Naiyana:

“I think now [they are].”

On Idris hearing the album:

“I sent him these records before they came out. He said, ‘This is art. I hate that we’re at this place.’”

“We had such a creative situation and relationship that I thank him for a lot of things. He brought that music out of me. He taught me a lot.”

On their split:

“It’s no hate for Idris. He actually was a good man and my thing is you have to go raise your child and what I’m not going to do is get in the way of that. I’m not in the way of his baby mother and his family right now. I’ve been a woman.”

“He had the baby and it was just kind of like, I’m not going to be in the middle of this so I walked away from it. What kind of woman am I to say, ‘Okay, leave your family and come and be with me.’”

“I think that as a woman I did the right thing.”

On meeting Idris:

“When he first tried to talk to me I told him: ‘Your jeans too tight.’ I met him out at the Soul Train Awards and he said with that accent, ‘Hi K. Michelle, I think you’re beautiful.’ I thought he was fine, but I never liked him. You know, I wanted the rappers.”

On their relationship:

“We went through things [and dated for] about 8 months.”

“I wasn’t used to a man who got up in the morning, put on Burberry and tight slacks.”

On what he said about their relationship:

“He told me we had a future. He directed my opera for free!”

Watch K’s interview on the next page. Idris talk begins around the 17:02 mark.

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