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Mimi Faust’s decision to sign off on selling a sex tape (it’s actually just a porno) she did with her boyfriend Nikko Smith was the random news that had everyone on social media acting a fool, including Faust’s Love and Hip Hop Atlanta co-stars. Joseline Hernandez cracked jokes on her on Twitter, calling her ‘sex tape’ granny p*rn, and now, former LHHATL co-star K.Michelle has decided to share her two cents.
If you’ll recall, K. Michelle wasn’t a fan of Nikko Smith during her last season on the show. She tried to tell Faust that he was no good, and oh yeah, that he could possibly on the down low in Atlanta. Smith on the other hand, claimed that K was just mad because she allegedly tried to get with him, but he turned her down. She refuted such claims. Any who, after hearing about and seeing the
porn sex tape preview, K. Michelle had this to say on Instagram.
“I’ll never wish bad on another woman, but the way those b***hes in Atlanta treated me bad! I’m not perfect and I have my own skeletons, but a deserve this good laugh.”
She also posted the video below where she said this:
“Didn’t nobody wanna listen to me, now she’s swinging on shower rods and s**t.”
Not swinging on shower rods!
Well, no word from Mimi yet on everyone chastising her about her choice to sell her sex tape, but if you’re interested in buying it, it will be released on April 21. Oh, Mimi…
K. Michelle recently learned that she has been the target of a terrible Internet hoax. Yesterday she shared a screenshot of a conversation originally posted from an account believed to be run by the family of a severely ill child named Emma. The exact relationship the reality star had with these people is unclear; however, it’s obvious that she was extremely touched by the story being fed to her.
As it turns out, the account was actually a fake. According to K, the entire scheme was concocted by a fan who simply wanted to meet her.
“It’s really sad and disgusting that someone would go to the extreme of using a child’s illness just to meet me,” the singer wrote in an Instagram post. “This is not being a fan, this is being a stalker. I give my all to my fans and it hurts that anyone would abuse that and make something like this up. Social media is truly getting out of hand. I pray for whoever did this. God Bless!”
“The real Emma has been found. #PeopleAreCrazy,” she captioned the photo message.
We’re not 100% certain what’s going on with K. Michelle right now but judging from her Instagram posts this afternoon it’s safe to assume she’s having man troubles.
The “Love & Hip-Hop” star posted a Tweetgram that read “The Bigger The Hoe, The Lower The Self-Esteem,” with the added caption:
“Some people need bodies and hearts to validate who they are. Don’t take their actions personal. Low self esteem is a disease. Pray for them.”
Though the message appeared harmless — and actually should’ve served as a friendly reminder for some — apparently it brought some backlash her way, so much so that the singer felt the need to clarify with an additional post and delete the original one.
Ever the shade thrower, K. Michelle added to the post with the caption “Some people didn’t get burped as a child. #annoying” which we’ll assume was a response to the women who claimed enjoying sex doesn’t mean you have low self-esteem. Despite the fact that K often has a, shall we say, suspect way with words, she was actually speaking the truth today. Just goes to show some folks will have a problem with anything.
What do you think about K. Michelle’s comments?
During a chat with Ebro Darden at Hot 97 earlier this month (which included about 10 minutes of talking about why they never hooked up…), K. Michelle spoke very openly and honestly about past hurt she dealt with when working on her first album and the effect that alcohol had on everything. The singer and reality star says a lot of the negative energy she carried around while trying to get her career off the ground and while on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta had a lot to do with Jack Daniels. Here’s what she had to say:
“From my first deal to now, I drank every single day. My first deal I drank every single day, all day. Like, straight out the bottle. I drank Jack Daniels with no like, no chaser, nothing, just the bottle to the head. That took a toll on me. Now I look up and I can have a cocktail, and my friends can be on three or four, and I’m still on one. And I just feel like, I don’t like the person I am when I’m really drunk. I now see the difference in sober K. Michelle, tipsy K. Michelle and just drunk K. Michelle. Tipsy K. Michelle is cute. She’s really fun and the life of the party. But one glass over that tipsy K. Michelle? Oh, it’s hell for the world. I’m learning that dark liquor and Jack Daniels is not the move for me in public arenas, and not the move for me if I’m already having a day or going through something. But before? I really did have a drinking problem and it caused a lot of issues. I looked at it and I just saw a lot of hurt and I did drink every day with it. So you kind of ask yourself: Dang, was it the liquor? Was it the hurt? Then you realize it was just everything that you’re going through. I just know what I can’t do, Ebro.”
She also said that being a mother now and the want to have another child in the future also made her want to make a change:
“For me, my son is now in this cool phase. He plays basketball and they’re having championship games and he’s real cool, and I’m looking at him like, oh my God, my son is…[Ebro: "A little man!"]. Yeah you know, and that’s a lot and it makes me think of my future and makes me think about me wanting other kids. I can’t tear up my insides drinking Jack Daniels, and fighting and being angry.”
I dig the honesty! Share your thoughts on K keeping it real about dealing with her issues with alcohol, and if you’ve ever had a similar epiphany about yourself.
K. Michelle has been letting us know that she has major plans of starring in her own reality show ever since she announced her departure from “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” last year. And now VH1 is finally confirming the spin-off series.
In a recently distributed press release announcing several new series, the network revealed that production for “Untitled K. Michelle Project” is well underway. Details about the series, which is set to debut in Fall 2014, are still fairly scarce, but according to the release it will “follow the “Love and Hip Hop” star’s bright music career.”
“It looks as if ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star K.Michelle finally has everything she’s ever wanted,” reads the show’s description. “Success, fame, a hit album – but is it all it’s cracked up to be? VH1 will follow K. as she learns to balance life, relationships, and bona fide superstardom with the help of a dynamic group of friends. It may appear like she has it all together, but nothing is as it seems in K’s crazy world. Notorious for her red hair, razor-sharp wit and fiery tongue, K.Michelle navigates New York City and her life with a renewed dedication to her son, her friends, and her career. K.Michelle has the life she’s always dreamed of, but will it ever be enough?”
Speaking of new reality shows, VH1 also announced that they will be debuting a spanking new reality show about iconic New York radio station Hot 97 titled “This Is HOT 97.”
“‘This Is HOT 97′ is a 30-minute unscripted comedy series that gives viewers a look inside this iconic radio brand. HOT 97 is the global mecca of Hip Hop and R&B music, and this crew functions more as a family than a group of coworkers – they go hard for each other, but above all they live, eat and breathe HOT 97. The series will also feature cameos from the well-known celebrities who regularly visit HOT 97 as on-air guests including Kanye West, Macklemore, Rick Ross, Mack Wilds, Wale and many more. Each episode of ‘This Is HOT 97′ will draw upon the ambitions, rivalries and quirky personalities of the cast to capture all of the comedic and sometimes downright awkward moments that happen at the station on a daily basis. Tune in to the series premiere of ‘This Is HOT 97.’”
Similar to K. Michelle’s new show, “This Is HOT 97″ is executive produced by Mona Scott-Young and is schedule to debut at the end of this month.
Apparently both series are a part of a new initiative to bring more diverse programs to the network.
“With these greenlights, we are delivering a diverse mix of bold, big-hearted programs that will reflect and expand on our signature mash-up of music, pop culture and nostalgia,” said Susan Levinson, EVP of Original Programming and Production. “From scripted, to docuseries to humor to reality, we are superserving our audience with a wide array of cut-through programming.”
Check out a teaser of “This is HOT 97″ below. Will you be checking out either of these shows when they air?
This Is Hot 97
‘You Would React The Same Way:’ K. Michelle Says People Shouldn’t Make Assumptions About Her Because Of Reality TV
When K. Michelle’s name is mentioned, her angelic voice isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind. Instead, often times, people are reminded of her intense outbursts that have occurred on “Love & Hip Hop” and “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.” But the “Can’t Raise a Man” singer insists that people shouldn’t make those judgements and assume she has a bad attitude solely based off of what they’ve watched on a TV show.
“I realize, when I was walking down the street people would run to the other side, that they might not perceive it [my behavior on the show] as good all the time,” she said during a recent appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show.”
She adds that she’s probably one of the more calm “Love & Hip Hop” cast members.
“They think I’m mean. But really, if you ask the producers of the show, they will tell you that I was actually the calmest one on the show. I just had the best climax, so that’s what you got to see.”
The singer also argues that it’s unfair for people to assume they know what she’s like after simply witnessing her intense reactions when placed in troubling situations on the show.
“I don’t think it’s fair at all because they don’t know me,” she explained. “You know what you see of me at that moment. You will react the same way as me to a lot of those situations. I’m just bold enough to do it in your face and not care. So, those reactions from those blogs and everything, I make their hits go up. So they should thank me and or maybe even send me a check.”
Watch K’s interview on the next page.
Tamar Is Not Going To Like This: K. Michelle Covers Tamar’s Song, “She Can Have You” For New Mixtape
Last week, K. Michelle dropped a new mixtape just in time for Valentine’s Day, and there were quite a few covers and new selections on there (26 to be exact) to keep fans satisfied. One particular track that stood out was a “cover” per se of Tamar Braxton’s “She Can Have You.” According to K’s fans, the singer allegedly said that she tackled this song first a few years ago with the help of songwriter and producer TC, but Braxton was given the song and rearranged it (lyrics included) for her Christmas album, Winter Loversland. But since most people were introduced to the track through Tamar, many are looking at K’s version as a remix. After listening to both versions, I’ll just say that both women sound good and that the song, with both lyrics, is a winner. But what do you think? Have a favorite version? And do you think K was being messy for putting this song on her mixtape knowing the bad blood these two have had in the past? Or was it harmless?
Despite it’s name, we all know Love & Hip-Hop has about as much to do with Hip-Hop as the Country Music Awards. And just because you throw a bunch of women who can sang on one reality TV show together doesn’t mean the show is actually going to be about their musical talent as much as it is their ability to throw shade.
Thanks to these sad realities of (faux) reality TV, the general consensus is that the medium tends to do more harm than good and there’s little doubt Nicci Gilbert and Kelly Price wouldn’t co-sign that sentiment after their stints on R&B Divas. But then you have women like K. Michelle and Tamar Braxton whose antics on VH1 and WE tv have catapulted them to major success as singers (y’all can debate that later), which begs the question of whether the problem isn’t really reality TV, but how you use it — or let it use you.
That’s a question that was mulled over, among many others, as part of Music Choice’s Black History Month program entitled “The Diva Debate,” featuring MN’s Deputy Editor, Brande Victorian, alongside actor/singer Mack Wilds, Roc Nation singers Bridget Kelly and Melanie Fiona, Music Choice’s VP of Programming Damon Williams, Moguldum Media Group Managing Editor Anslem Samuel Rocque, and Essence.com Entertainment Editor Yolanda Sangweni, and hosted by Amanda Seales. While Bridget and Melanie vowed to never do reality TV, some entertainment writers noted that there are a few ladies who are doing it right.
Check out a clip of the debate in the video below and tell us what you think about the discussion. Are their any women singers winning in the reality TV game right now in your opinion?
Lot’s of new videos floating around from the ladies of R&B right now. Ashanti just dropped the new video for her song “I Got It,” featuring Rick Ross, and K. Michelle released the visuals for “Can’t Raise A Man.”
For Ashanti’s visuals, she comes off as a sexpot in some risque looks, including a scene where she dances around in a thong (with a fierce bob). She shows off a range of looks in the video, draped in fur, chains and big hair as she reminds a love interest that not only does she “got it” going on in the R&B game, but she’s got it going on in other areas of her life too (including her sex game?):
If your on it, like I’m on it
Then come on it, we gon’ flaunt it
I’m gonna stand on top of the globe
I don’t think you’re ready yet, boy this thing is drippin’ wet
Tell me what your tryng to do?
I can have you floating higher than what you got in that cup
I can tear that thing up, I can tear that thing up
Got you creepin up behind, as your feeling up on mine
Usually I wouldn’t give you none but f**k it, I’m on one
The song is actually kind of catchy, though it doesn’t really sound like Ashanti as much as it sounds like a regular s*xy song that could have come from any woman out right now. But I do respect her hustle and think she still looks great and she sounds good too. What do you think?
As for K. Michelle, she kept it pretty simple and straightforward with the video for her song, “Can’t Raise A Man.” So no, no thongs. She sings in a range of colorful wigs while different women in tumultuous relationships argue with their spouses who beat them, cheat on them, do drugs, and are just some trifling individuals. This is the anthem for quite a few women (as one said on Worldstar: “this song is a testimony for me”) so I’m sure those who already love the song will enjoy the video too. What do you think? Check out both videos and share your thoughts below!
K. Michelle Making “Rebellious Soul” Album Into Musical For Vh1; You’ll Never Guess Who Is Directing It…
The year 2014 is going to be another big year for singer K. Michelle. She has ended her time on both Love and Hip Hop and Love and Hip Hop New York and is preparing not only for her own show on Vh1 (called No New Friends and will start filming on February 10), but to also get ready to tour with Robin Thicke! In an interview with Chicago radio station WGCI’s “Morning Riot” she talked about her excitement: “I’m going out with Robin Thicke. I’m very excited you know, that he picked me to go out with him, that’s very exciting for me. I’ve been a big fan of his for a very long time.”
But she also says that another big project she’s excited about is the musical she’s doing for VH1. That’s right, a musical, and one that she says will be the “female Trapped In The Closet.” And if that wasn’t surprise enough, K says that it will be directed by Idris Elba (who she says loved the idea) and will star the singer in her first acting opportunity.
“My album, “Rebellious Soul” will be turned into a musical. Yeah, it’s on VH1 and Idris Elba is the director. It’s my first time telling anybody so you guys kind of get it first. I took every song off of “Rebellious Soul” and turned it into a conversation and flipped it. Kind of like a female “Trapped in the Closet.” Turned the whole album around. Idris heard it, loved it, and we decided to team up on it, me and him. Vh1 will air it. And I didn’t want to make it this celebrity thing. Me and him decided we really wanted it to be focused on the story, you know, fun, and laugh and cry. And you know, people have been talking to me about a lot of acting roles and things but this will be my first time really being on the screen.”
K. Michelle and Idris Elba. That’s a very interesting combination. But one person you won’t see K working with in the future is R. Kelly. The two collaborated on music together in the past and she says she learned a lot from him about the business. However, the Pied Piper of R&B made the foul decision to imply that he slept with K. Michelle recently, something she obviously didn’t appreciate.
“[Laughs] I wasn’t upset, I just thought it was really distasteful. And I know, you know, I will always respect him, I learned so much from him. And you know, we all had a point in our life where we, you know, we might need to say things to get different looks or to look a certain way. He did put out an apology for it. I think it was more hurtful than anything because I’ve been so loyal to him. If anybody would say anything…I’ve messed up relationships even with Trey Songz and everything defending R. Kelly. Hopefully me and Trey will be able to talk through it…but you know, relationships in the business that I put on hold for a while just having his back. It’s kind of hurtful for him to come at me like that and make up some things that weren’t appropriate, but he did try to correct it.”
This was one very interesting interview, folks. Listen to it for yourself below and let us know what you think about her upcoming musical, her upcoming reality show, her thoughts on R. Kelly and more.