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Just when you thought the beef between K.Michelle and her ex boyfriend Memphitz was dying down, the producer logged on to his Instagram account to throw some shade. During the first week of her album, Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart, being on shelves, she sold 90 thousand records. And while that might be quite the accomplishment for some, Memphitz didn’t think much of it.
So he posted a picture of Tupac with this caption:
Aye Pac, did you here [sic] Atlantic Records is bout to give out they first plaque made out of Pure Copper nigga?? This shit is Like History B. #WhereTheyDoThatAt?? I guess they bought more Hearts than albums.
Obviously, that whole and particularly the last line is a jab at K. Michelle’s album.
But he wasn’t finished.
Then, Memphitz posted a picture of a penny and wrote this:
& the First Copper Plaque ever in the World goes toooo…Drumroll please…K. NoSales!! AMAZING!!! The People want to know! How’d you do it!???
There were plenty of celebratory emojis in between like balloons, bells, whistles and even a trophy.
I’m not going to lie, my first reaction was a sincere chuckle. But upon further reflection, you have to wonder why K Michelle is still so heavy on this man’s mind. Particularly when he claims he’s moved on and is very married to Toya Wright.
I know that he believes K Michelle lied on him about the domestic abuse thing. There have been some inconsistencies in her story. But the court documents proved that. This type of pettiness makes Memphitz seem like a bully which is not a good look when he’s been fighting these allegations for years.
It’s been years since Memphitz dated K Michelle, why are you giving her play on your personal Instagram page?
What do you think about Memphitz’s comments?
DST Member K. Michelle Says She “Has No Respect” For Women Of “Sorority Sisters”; Two Advertisers Pull Ads From Show
We already knew that we here at MadameNoire weren’t the only people who weren’t very pleased with the premiere episode of “Sorority Sisters,” but someone pretty livid about the program is K. Michelle. A member of Delta Sigma Theta, and from a family full of black Greeks, the former “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” star said that some things should be sacred and not be exposed for foolishness. And while the singer is well-aware of the fact that she didn’t always behave in the best manner while on reality TV, she says she never went on TV saying she was a Delta, wearing her letters, doing her ‘Oo-oop’ and then arguing with her sorors the next minute. As she told 92 Q’s Kiki Brown in Baltimore:
“It’s not appropriate. I love Mona, I love VH1 to death, they are all my family, but I’m not a fake person in my beliefs. That should have never been touched. Some things should be sacred for us, especially at a time when our black community is struggling so much with things. The sororities and fraternities are the one things we look to in college that uplift the community. Things aren’t peaches and cream, but everything doesn’t need to be exposed when it comes to that. I am a Delta, I have acted a fool on TV, but at the same time, I didn’t do it with the Delta Sigma Theta tatted on my back, in front of people. It’s not an excuse for anything I might have done within TV, at the end of the day we’re all human. But you don’t get on TV in the name of women who came before us and do what you’re doing. I have no respect for those women. They can get mad if they want to. I don’t care. I don’t plan on watching that. I do not plan on supporting that. I will support them as sisters and women within their businesses, but when you represent a whole brand and you’re talking about this brand on TV, it is not appropriate. Yes, we are Deltas, we are human, we do all act a fool in our ways. But you don’t get on their ‘oo-ooping’ and doing all of that while acting a fool. Where I’m from and where I pledged, you weren’t even allowed to drink. You’re not allowed to throw up those symbols while you’re drinking. So not only are you guys throwing up symbols and drinking, going against how we were pledged and brought in, you guys are fighting and cursing with the letters on your back! Not appropriate.
That has to be left alone. VH1 is great for me and they have helped me tremendously. I will always support them. I definitely will always support Mona Scott because she gave me an opportunity when others didn’t. But just because you support someone doesn’t mean you always have to agree with everything…pledging was something that was very important to me. My mom is a Delta, now my little sister is a Delta. My daddy is a Sigma. This is something within my household that my parents and I have taken very seriously. I was very hurt.”
After the premiere episode, people went haywire on Twitter, black Greeks and non-black Greeks alike, slamming the show for being one of the hottest messes they had seen. Another petition was created, and boycotts were encouraged of the advertisers supporting the program. And while those same actions didn’t keep the show from happening in the past, they seem to be making some kind of wave because a couple advertisers have already decided to pull their ads from the show’s time slot. That includes Hallmark and Carmex.
Well, that was quick.
Check out K’s interview below and let us know your thoughts on what she had to say, as well as the choice of these advertisers to pull their ads from future episodes of the show.
[Listen] K. Michelle Breaks Down While Discussing Idris Elba: “I Feel Like I’ve Protected You For So Long”
Apparently, continuously discussing her troubled situationship with Idris Elba is beginning to take an emotional toll on K. Michelle. The reality star recently broke down during an interview with the Russ Parr Morning Show while discussing the album, which she has admitted was inspired by the actor.
It’s not really clear what triggered the breakdown specifically, but she seemed to get a bit emotional after expressing that there’s no hatred between them.
“I think people knew [we were seeing each other]. People kind of hinted that around the time of our musical and everything. I don’t think that I’m snitching on him because he doesn’t really hide it. It’s just what I went through and that’s my life. That’s my art and it is what it is.”
Though she has expressed that he referred to her album as “art” when she first allowed him to preview it, she admits that he hasn’t said a word since the release of Any Wanna Buy A Heart which is when she finally confessed that their situationship is what inspired the project.
“He knows with my music, I’m the Black Taylor Swift. I’m going to write about you and I’m going to talk about you. He really has no choice. Within the last week, I haven’t spoken to him about it. I’m sure he’s a little bothered, but my thing is, I feel like I’ve protected you for so long. These are my emotions that I deserve…I have to protect myself and deal with my emotions. I love him and always will.”
“It’s not a hate thing and we don’t hate each other,” said the singer. “It’s a timing thing.”
At this point, K noticeably breaks down.
“It’s okay,” Russ says trying to console her before cutting to a commercial break. “K. Michelle is a little upset so we’ll come back and talk with her in a minute.”
Check out the full interview below.
Did Y’all See? K Michelle Talks Idris Elba, Chris Brown and Kae Break Up For the 2345th Time and So Much More!
If you missed the tea this week, it’s time for you to check out our latest episode of Did Y’all See? Four of our gorgeous editors fill you in on the best stories of the week. Starting with K Michelle’s Breakfast Club interview and including the details of the messy break up between Chris Brown and Karrueche, they discuss it. Check it out!
Rick Ross and K Michelle performed their hit “If they Knew” on Jimmy Fallon Thursday night.
The two performed with the help of The Roots and showed off their chemistry. Rick Ross’ new album Hood Billionaire was released almost two weeks ago and K Michelle’s sophomore album, Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart? was released a few days ago.
The appearance on Fallon is great timing for both musicians. K recently made headlines when she openly discussed her relationship with Idris Elba. The two were an item for some time. The pairing resulted is some amazing music for K. Anybody wanna buy a heart? will apparently move 75-80K in it’s first week.
Congrats to K and check out their performance.
“He Has His Ratchet Side”: K. Michelle Talks To Wendy Williams About How She And Idris Elba Connected
After finally revealing on the Breakfast Club that her album, Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart (out now) was influenced by an alleged eight-month relationship with Idris Elba, K. Michelle visited The Wendy Williams Show this morning to talk further about how the two ended up bonding, why she says they went their separate ways, and how she realized she was a side-chick for him. She also had some interesting things to say about being overjoyed to have left “Love and Hip Hop” behind, and about her ex, Memphitz, and his defamation suit against her. Here are the deets:
On Moving Away From “LHH”:
“I just thank God I’m not there. I escaped! I’m never going to downplay what it did for my career. I won’t take from that. I hated going to work every day feeling like I had to fight.”
Memphitz, Claims That She Lied About Being Abused, And His Defamation Lawsuit:
“I don’t sing about him no more [laughs]. For me, I think that was one of the most hurtful things to take a stand on and say, you know what, I’m going to talk about the abuse that I went through. For me, beating your behind, or whatever you want to call it, comes in a lot of different forms. And to me, if I was drug and smothered with a towel and drug across the ground and I’m screaming for help, ‘Please don’t kill me,’ I think that was a little bit of abuse. It has been really difficult to see that every city I go to for promo, I go to a shelter and I go talk to women. The same women that you’re fighting for can become the same women that are poking at you and calling you a liar. And that makes women not want to come out and talk about it.
He’s suing me. I never said his name. He doesn’t have a job, so I’m the job. I’m very confident from what’s been going on that I will be vindicated in this, and I will finally get my life back.”
On Not Feeling Idris At First And Moving On After He Had His Son:
It was like an 8 month situation. I never thought that I would like him either. I thought his jeans were too tight. I told him! And I thought his accent was kind of funny. No offense to the UK, it was just different for me…We just clicked. People aren’t always what they seem. He’s not a bad person at all. He has his ratchet side and he cleans up nicely but he’s very down to earth. He’s very fun.
There was a situation. He has a child and I’m not going to get in the way of that…you’re not going to get me. You’re not going to call me the homewrecker or call me any of that. So me, I desire a lot of attention and time, and when there’s a newborn you have to give your time and attention to that child.
When I met him, I did find out that he had a woman pregnant. But I did not know the extent of that situation. I kind of looked up and I kind of was like the sidechick. I looked in the mirror and I was like, ‘Girl, you done paid all this money for this work [laughs]. You can’t be the sidechick!’ But through it all he has remained a gentleman.”
Check out her full chat with Wendy and let us know what you think below…
During K. Michelle’s very revealing Breakfast Club interview earlier this week, she had some things to say about everything and everybody (including us…*Kanye shrug*), and one person she said she has no time for is Lil Kim. If you’ll recall, the women fell out after Lil Kim fans came for K. Michelle when she called Nicki Minaj the ‘Queen of Rap,’ and in retaliation, she dissed them. Kim took that as a personal insult since she loves her fans so much, and from there, they had bad blood. K told Kim to go somewhere and breastfeed her baby, and Kim called K crazy. That was it…for a while.
But when K was asked about Kim on The Breakfast Club on Tuesday, and Kim denying ever asking her to be the godmother to her daughter, K had this to say:
“I swear for crackers and cheese—God strike me down—that girl asked me to be the godmother of her child. And I thought it was awkward myself.
Her face is stretched back too tight, it probably affected her brain. I just feel bad for her face. Don’t talk to me until you get your original face back.”
Now we all know that Kim wasn’t going to allow anyone to say anything negative about her without striking back. So she took to Instagram and went all the way off:
I wasn’t even going to respond to this insecure pathological lying sick psycho bitch @kmichelle @kmichellemusic I got bigger fish to fry but enough is enough. I need to put an end to this once and for all. Remember this picture y’all right? . This was the first and only time I have ever met this chick. She says I asked her this day backstage to be the Godmother of my child. If what I’m about to say doesn’t convince you of how much of a Looney Tune this chick is then I don’t know what will. You ready for this one?! NO ONE EVEN KNEW I WAS PREGNANT AT THE TIME OF THIS PICTURE… NOT EVEN MY OWN MOTHER!!!!! So why the FUCK would I ask this nobody ass Prozac popping bipolar bitch, tripping over $50 from my girl Paris @whoisparisphillips , who is a good and loyal friend, to be my child’s Godmother. Case closed. I don’t want to hear about this shit again. You’re done. And as far as you talking about the presence that I grace in front of peasants like you. Surely jealousy and hate is the reason why haters like you attack my image which never stops nothing!!! Cause I’m moving out here!!! and niggas love me!!!! Chicks like you who pretend to love me just really wanna be me. My mother always told me never argue with a crazy person because from a distance you can’t tell who the crazy one is. So stop trying to use me as a respirator to sell whatever you got going on at the time but I am into giving back to the community so here’s my charity donation to you. I heard you dropped an album and I wish you all the success in the world and I hope you sell a ton of records. Let’s get ready for the new year y’all !!!! #lilkim #kmichelle #toasttoabeautifulandprosperousnewyear
Well dang, Kim. Tell ‘em why you’re mad. I’m guessing we’ll see her on The Breakfast Club to defend herself again sometime next week.
Anyway, since K is out promoting her new album, Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart, we were thinking she would be too busy to respond to Kim’s verbal attack, but then again, she always finds time to get involved in some mess…
K. Michelle Comes Clean About Idris Elba Relationship: “I’m Not In The Way Of His Baby Mother And His Family Right Now”
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.
I used to ride for K Michelle. Really, I did. I wrote an entire open letter about how much I wanted her to win. I thought she was hilarious and talented. But I also thought that her attitude needed adjusting.
I was happy to hear that she planned to work on her self, put more time and attention into her career and had even decided to leave Atlanta.
I rooted for her. But as I watched K Michelle continue to argue and sometimes get physical with her cast mates, continue to beef with fellow celebrities on Twitter, and fall out with former friends, I realized that maybe it wasn’t everyone else who presented a problem. It was K Michelle and perhaps homegirl was just never gon’ change.
I thought, perhaps she’s just not my cup of tea.
It wasn’t until Lil Kim’s Breakfast Club interview, that I started to consider that perhaps it was deeper than that.
During the interview, Lil Kim addresses the beef between these two. According to K Michelle they were former friends and Kim had even asked her to be her daughter’s godmother. But when Kim sat down with The Breakfast Club she said that couldn’t have been further from the truth.
She claims she had only seen K Michelle in person once and had talked to her on the phone. Lil Kim was stretching things a bit. K Michelle did make an appearance at her baby shower. But in all fairness, it was filmed for tv, so maybe that’s why she invited the reality tv star. Still, the point remains, they weren’t nearly close enough for K Michelle to be that baby’s godmother.
She had to have been just straight lying.
And it wouldn’t have been the first time. You may remember that K Michelle and Elle Varner seemed to form a seemingly odd friendship.
But all of that fizzled when K Michelle claimed that Elle Varner stole one of her songs…”Cold Case” to be exact. She even went so far to say that Elle stole her steez, the yodeling and everything.
Basically, K Michelle waited until Elle Varner wrote a song about heartbreak and claimed it was hers.
Elle, who does this singer-songwriter thing–does it so much that she was nominated for a Grammy, vehemently denied the claim, saying K Michelle took things too far.
And I’m inclined to believe her. Just because, at this point Elle Varner is far more credible. But if you’re looking for a more sound argument, if K Michelle really did write the song, she should take Elle to court. But she won’t because she didn’t, plain and simple.
Now, here’s K Michelle, carefully and consistently alluding to sleeping with actor Idris Elba.
Two words: I’m sleep.
At first, when we learned that he was directing her musical, it seemed a little odd, similar to her friendship with Elle Varner. But Idris has a bit of a hood side to him, so perhaps this is what led him to K Michelle.
After this collaboration, all of a sudden K Michelle was talking about being the side chick to a man who recently had a baby. A man who was living in another country.
When Necole Bitchie asked her about it, flat out if she was referring to Idris, she said “you got me.”
My coworkers swore up and down that the two had a thang going on. But I highly, highly doubt that. Sincerely so. The chick has a history of meeting and befriending other celebrities only to throw them under the bus later. Since Idris is far too beloved for us to believe any foolishness about him, she said she slept with him, presumably to keep us talking about her.
And it’s working. But I’m calling b.s.
Specifically after this “Maybe I Should Call” video, with a poor excuse for an Idris Elba look-alike, his baby mama and even their newborn baby.
The girl literally has a lyric that says “Long distance in the way of what could be/ even when you’re here, you’re not with me/she’s having the child I should’ve carried/I’ll be damned if y’all get married”
The child you should have carried?!?
Come on K. You’re going to come at Idris for allegedly cheating on the mother of his child, flat out disrespect said mother and then even the chid himself. “Damn, I can’t compete with a baby.”
No you can’t compete with a baby and yes, you are ridiculous.
It’s a shame the song goes so hard, like it really does. But this messy video, distracts from all of that. She literally dials a UK area code at the end.
And that’s my problem with K Michelle. It’s been my problem with her. All of this extraness. All of this messiness completely overrides her talent. And that’s a sad commentary.
Let’s suspend reality for a minute and pretend that she did indeed sleep with Idris, I would completely understand her writing about the fall of that relationship. Inspiration can come from anywhere, especially heartbreak.
But why all these clues? All the sly responses, phony tears, and again, this monstrosity of a video? If you and Idris did indeed have a fling, you did so with the knowledge that he was involved, with a baby on the way. Why are you mad now?
You would think that if she did indeed love and have all the respect she claims to have for Idris, she would keep this salacious affair on the hush. But perhaps K Michelle is trying to have her Confessions moment. Plus, it’s just not her style to keep personal matters private. When you can publicly beef with every female artist under the sun and sleep with Black women’s collective crush and get people to talk and write essays about you, then why stop now?
I just wish Idris would come and shut all of this down because it’s getting out of hand.
You can say what you want about K. Michelle, but one thing that can’t be overlooked is her talent. It’s difficult to ignore. Unfortunately, it seems that her creative process involves winding up in tumultuous relationships and getting her heart broken. Last month, she revealed in an interview that her forthcoming album, “Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart” was inspired by a situation she recently found herself in with a man who was expecting a baby with his girlfriend. She wouldn’t reveal the man’s identity, but because of the details she dropped, many gathered that she was referring to Idris Elba, who produced “Rebellious Soul: The Musical.”
When asked if the man who inspired the album and her new single, “Maybe I Should Call,” was Idris, K replied:
“I can honestly say, I really respect him and our situation. And I’ll always love him. And that’s it and that’s all I’m going to say.”
Well, if that wasn’t enough to win skeptics over, the music video for “Maybe I Should Call” just may do the trick. The video features an Idris Elba-looking man and his girlfriend, who sort of resembles Idris’ girlfriend Naiyana Garth. Just like Naiyana and Idris, the couple in the video recently welcomed a baby. An emotional K. Michelle, who sheds tears at several points in the video, sings about wanting to be with him even though he’s clearly in love with someone else. She questions whether or not he will ever leave his lover and even refers to her as being “in the way.” At the end of the video, K attempts to call her ex-lover, and begins dialing the United Kingdom area code.
While the song is pretty good, the music video is quite messy and seems to intentionally fuel the Idris rumors.
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