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K. Michelle’s VH1 Spin-Off Gets An Air Date

July 25th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Well, it appears that the spin-off our girl K. Michelle has been vying for is finally coming to fruition. VH1 recently confirmed that the series is in the works and will be airing on a small screen near you come November 3rd. The series is titled “My Life” and according to a press release, will follow K as she juggles her career and relationships while navigating through life in New York City.

“It looks as if ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star K.Michelle finally has everything she’s ever wanted,” the press release explains. “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?”

It’s also interesting to note that K’s new musical “Rebellious Soul,” which is being directed by Idris Elba, will also be debuting on VH1 in the near future.

Are you interested in checking out either of these programs?

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“You Think My A** Is Fake…Understand This Your Man Loves It” K. Michelle Is Tired Of Y’all Talking About Her Booty

July 13th, 2014 - By Toya Sharee
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I’ve never understood the sex appeal of a fake butt. It’s one thing to get a little help in that area if you feel like you’ve been under-served, but to add a whole entire continent to your anatomy that sits there like a DMV clerk and literally does nothing (because let’s be honest they aren’t the most active things in the world, they just kind of sit there stiff and in the way) befuddles me. I mean some of them do look nice, but then what?

Well, K. Michelle has had enough of her “haters” making her cakes a target for attack. The Love and Hip Hop star and singer has admitted in the past that her derriere was more the result of a good old surgical fat transfer rather than a few bowl of grits, but she wants everyone to get over it already and took to Instagram to deliver this message:

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K may just be taking her bitterness out Instagram after her new man, basketball player Bobby Maze’s ex-girlfriend allegedly just took some shots at him for spending more time with K than his own daughter. Either way, I struggle sometime with remembering what K. Michelle was actually famous for in the first place. It seems all I ever hear about lately are her men troubles, her being messy on social media and her behind. It’s unfortunate because I suspect she’s truly talented, but just needs some guidance and grooming. In most cases, her attitude is more distracting from her talent than her assets ever could be. It wouldn’t hurt if she took a peek at Moguldom Media’s Bottoms Up either.

 Do you think K. Michelle is being oversensitive or does she have a point that people are too concerned with her body parts?

K. Michelle On Her New Boo: “He Can Handle Me…And He Ain’t Broke”

July 10th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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K. Michelle may be rumored to be tight about Elle Varner dating Meek Mill, but let’s be clear: the former “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” star isn’t sitting home alone. When we caught up with the singer at Essence Festival this past weekend she told us about the break she’s taking but assured us she won’t be gone for long, as her new reality show drops on VH1 November 3. The series will follow K as her music career takes off and we’ll also get to see a side of her we haven’t seen yet: K. Michelle, the mother. The Memphis native says we’ll also be introduced to another male in her life on the show: her new boo, whom she tells us is a man who can handle her, is fine, and has some money in the bank. Sounds like a good combination to us!

Check out the tea from K. Michelle on her new boo and her new reality show in the video above.

“I’ll Always Luv Her”: K. Michelle Backtracks On Elle Varner Shade, Says Media Blew Drama Out Of Proportion

July 9th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Last week we told you about some comments K. Michelle made about Elle Varner that gave the impression that their tight friendship was possibly on the rocks. Varner recenlty took some pictures with Meek Mill, who tried to holler at her long ago only for her to rebuff his advances (she “curved him”), and this time around, they seemed very “buddy buddy.” When Mill posted those photos to Instagram with the caption “#nocurvezone @ellevarner,” K. took some jabs at her former friend:

“People be smiling in the pictures not knowing they getting dissed in the caption. HA! You definitely need a REFILL as thirsty as you are. Jokes on you and you didn’t even know it!”

“I hope you get attention from that cuz you sure don’t get it from your music.”

The singer has since deleted the statements from her Instagram, but Varner still heard about them and responded in an interview with the Jasmine Brand:

“That’s unfortunate that she feels the way that she feels. I don’t. I never have. That’s something—I can’t. I don’t do drama.”

“If anyone remembers the Meek Mill drama and me saying I curved him. That was my first time seeing him since and we laughed it off. It was funny. It got taken out of proportion Whatever she took from that is not my problem.”

Now K is saying that all of her statements were blown out of proportion by the media, and that she and Varner are still friends…or something like that. In a Q&A with fans on Twitter, she was asked about that drama and this is what she had to say:

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Oooooof course. She also cleared up any issues people may have thought she had with Meek Mill:

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And when someone told her that she needs to sidestep drama and focus on her gifts, she actually agreed:

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Well, hopefully these two can work things out and maintain their friendship because they seemed close, but in the future, K might need to pick up a phone and call folks when they’re having a disagreement instead of taking to social media. Live and learn, right?

Stop The Shenanigans: Celebrities Who Let Drama Get In The Way Of Their Talent

July 2nd, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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The following people on this list all have music that I’ve bumped at one time or another. However, their music and their talents in general often take a backseat due to the drama they get caught up in. Whether they’re bickering with folks on social media or throwing ‘bows in public, these people are too talented to take part in all the shenanigans they enjoy entertaining.

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Azealia Banks

Pretty girl. Vicious lyrical abilities. Penchant for drama.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it for the umpteenth time: Azealia Banks is a talented young MC. However, she makes it hard for those who have never heard her music to give her work a chance when she’s focused less on promoting that, and more on calling out everyone from Pharrell to Tiny and Rita Ora on social media.

Elle Varner Comments On Being Called Out By Ex-Friend, K. Michelle: ‘That’s Unfortunate’

July 1st, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Yesterday, we told you that K. Michelle called out her former friend, Elle Varner, on Instagram over an apparent disagreement about style-jacking and writer credits. In case you missed it, K took to Instagram thew a bit of shade regarding a photograph of Elle and rapper Meek Mills, which was uploaded on Instagram.

“People be smiling in the pictures not knowing they getting dissed in the caption. HA! You definitely need a REFILL as thirsty as you are. Jokes on you and you didn’t even know it!” K wrote over the weekend in an Instagram photo message that was later removed.

“I hope you get attention from that cuz you sure don’t get it from your music,” she captioned the image.

During a recent chat with The Jasmine Brand, Elle commented on her ex-friend’s actions and it doesn’t appear that she’ll be mud-slinging with the former “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star.

“That’s unfortunate that she feels the way that she feels. I don’t. I never have. That’s something—I can’t. I don’t do drama.”

As for K’s claims that Meek was clowning her in the photo’s caption, which read “#nocurvezone” Elle says:

“If anyone remembers the Meek Mill drama and me saying I curved him. That was my first time seeing him since and we laughed it off. It was funny. It got taken out of proportion Whatever she took from that is not my problem.”

Elle also responded to K. Michelle  insisting that she wrote her single, “Cold Case.”

“I wrote ‘Cold Case.’ Sorry, I have to say that. No one else did. I solely wrote that song.”

Well, that’s that.

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‘You Definitely Need A Refill As Thirsty As You Are:’ The Friendship Between Elle Varner And K. Michelle Appears To Be A Wrap

June 30th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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While I’ll admit that I’m not necessarily a subscriber to the “no new friends” mantra, I can definitely understand the logic behind it. Last September , we were telling you all about the blossoming friendship between R&B gals K. Michelle and Elle Varner. The two are label mates and appeared to have bonded over their love of music and professional basketball players. However, less than one year later, it appears that their friendship has fallen apart. K recently took to Instagram with a not-so-subtle jab at the “Refill” singer.

“People be smiling in the pictures not knowing they getting dissed in the caption. HA! You definitely need a REFILL as thirsty as you are. Jokes on you and you didn’t even know it!” K wrote over the weekend in an Instagram photo message that was later removed.

“I hope you get attention from that cuz you sure don’t get it from your music,” she captioned the image.

The former “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star was actually referencing a photo of Meek Mills and Elle, which the Philadelphia rapper shared to his Instagram page and captioned it, “#nocurvezone.”

Elle later reposted the photo. Judging by the caption alone, it would seem like Meek was trying to clown Elle, but as it turns out, he was just referencing one of their previous encounters. As you may recall, a while back Elle tweeted about “curving” Meek by accident.

“I get SO AWKWARD when guys hit on me STILL lmao. I’m so awkward I accidentally curved Meek Mill once lol.”

“She said she curved me I don’t remember…Lol,” Meek responded.

It’s not 100% clear what ended the friendship between Elle and K, but according to Necole Bitchie, the falling-out was fueled by the release of Elle’s song “Cold Case,” which K claimed to help write.

Sources: Twitter, IG

Sources: Twitter, IG

“Watch who you becomes friends with. They will dress up like you. Start yodeling in hooks and everything. Count down till blast off,” K wrote in an Instagram post around the time of the song’s release.

In the words of Royce Reed, “be careful who you call your friends.”

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K. Michelle Bails On Tour To Self-Reflect In South Africa: ‘So Much Has Happened So Quickly’

June 20th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Bad news for K. Michelle fans who were looking forward to the second leg of her Rebellious Soul Tour. The controversial reality star recently announced that she will be canceling part two of the tour and taking a bit of a hiatus for some self-reflection and to pursue musical inspiration.

“Dear Rebels,” the former “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star wrote in a Facebook post earlier this week. “I will not be doing the Rebellious Soul Tour (Part 2). I personally decided that I wanted to take the next couple of months to journey off to some different places. A writer has nothing to write about with no inspiration.

I will be traveling to South Africa to spend some time preparing for my new album #AWBAH, and reflect on the woman that I’ve become. I need this time for myself. So much has happened so quickly and I’m forever grateful. The only noise I desire to hear is the inner music. My soul has a song to sing and I have to be quiet to hear it. I have so much in store for you. I promise! Love y’all!”

Though fans are probably disappointed by the news, this time away may be exactly what K needs. Hopefully she comes back calm, refreshed and ready to give fans the new music they’ve been hoping for.

Are K. Michelle And Lance Stephenson Back Together?

June 3rd, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Last winter, K. Michelle confirmed that things were over with her much young baller beau, Lance Stephenson. While there are multiple rumors floating around about why the lovebirds split, but K blamed it on the age difference and Lance’s infidelity.

“We’re good. I just took a step back, but we’re good. We’ve been like, communicating. I think it’s the age. Let us just be friends,” she said in 2013 interview. “He wants to do what a 23-year-old do, but he still don’t want me to do—you know how that goes. So I’m just like, ‘Okay, we might as well be friends.’”

Despite things not working out, K admitted that Lance was one of her better boyfriends.

“You know, I’ve had some awful ones. He actually had some really nice qualities within him other than his… You know, so we’re cool. We really are good.”

It appears that his qualities may have been so good that the “Can’t Raise A Man” singer decided to circle back around. A couple of nights ago on Twitter, a fan tweeted about K missing Lance.

“Damn, I know @KMichelle missing @StephensonLance right now,” the fan tweeted. “He is looking fine tonight.”

K quickly replied:

“Please, he ain’t gone nowhere.”

It’s not 100% clear what the “Love & Hip Hop” star meant by her comment. On one hand, some speculate that the two have secretly  gotten back together. It also seems that she could simply mean that they’re still in touch, as she stated in a November interview.

Tweet fuels rumors of a romantic reunion between K. Michelle and Lance Stephenson.

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K. Michelle Is Right To Be A Little “Offended” By Iggy Azalea

May 30th, 2014 - By Charing Ball
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K. Michelle’s biggest “problem” is that she is loud, unapologetic and at times obnoxious. But one thing I will give her is that she is rarely wrong.

Okay, she can be wrong as hell at times, but she is at least on the right track. In this case, I’m speaking in particular about her off-the-cuff comments made indirectly about Iggy Azalea. According to Necole Bitchie, the R&B singer and reality television star wrote this on Twitter about the Australian MC:

How can you be from another country and rap like you’re from Memphis TN? But u don’t hear me though #offended”

That is a good question, but not everyone thought so. Just ask gossip blogger Perez Hilton, who replied back to K. Michelle saying, “@kmichelle I think you chose the wrong hashtag and meant to say #jealous instead! x”

Zing! Honestly, it went on a little too long from there, with the both of them zinging each other until they got bored and moved on to zinging someone else. Nevertheless, the main gist of Perez’s critique of K. Michelle’s tweet was that she was just jealous and bitter because she is not as successful as the “Fancy” rapper is.

Is K. Michelle bitter? Maybe. According to Yahoo, the 23-year-old rapper from down under is the first act since the Beatles in 1964 to hold the top two spots on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart (the two singles are “Fancy,” which is #1 and Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” which features Azalea, and is at #2). The article also says that “Fancy” is #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. With that kind of momentum, you could certainly understand why the R&B singer’s eyes might be a little green.

But according to Billboard, K. Michelle’s Rebellious Soul album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 album charts and number 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts respectively, which is not bad for an artist, who was mostly known before the album release for shaking tables on Love & Hip Hop ATL (and an even briefer stint on Love & Hip Hop NY). Plus, her singles really didn’t get lots of radio play. And K. Michelle didn’t get many major endorsements from mainstream publications – although the gossip blogs and sites always kept her name relevant, which I imagine contributed to album sales. Azalea, on the other hand, would be embraced and celebrated in even the most un-hip-hopiest of places like Forbes Magazine, which would also use its platform to brashly declare that she “runs” a genre, which women have been grinding in forever; a genre where Nicki Minaj is still active (and has sold an impressive amount of albums), and a genre of music that has helped our most legendary femcees thrive.

Point is, K. Michelle has had some big success in her career – not as much success as she could have had already, and likely not as much success as Azalea is going to have. And granted, K. Michelle has had some “issues” over the years professionally. Some people have said she is difficult. She’s said some things to fans on social media that aren’t too nice. And her performance on Love & Hip Hop was oftentimes described as brash, slick talking, made-up like a Barbie and ratchet. However, isn’t that the image that Azalea sells to us?

Or at least parts of it. The marketable parts. Like the Southern accent. The dialect. The mannerisms. The styling. Even down to the big ol’ booty. Azalea, who just a few years ago was just another blond haired, blue-eyed struggle rapper in her home province of South Wales Australia, has been able to come to America and grab all sorts of attention – and all the financial gains, professional opportunities and open doors, that comes with it. And she has been able to do it while there are countless of hungry and waiting originals littering the ‘hoods and urban areas of America. I mean, if this is not the prime example of how our jobs are being shipped overseas then I don’t know what is…

And sorry folks, bouncing for a few years (seven to be exact) around the South before hooking up with T.I., moving to Cali, and signing a modeling contract with Wilhelmina is not struggling. Even for a natural born citizen, those are some extremely long odds. Nor is it enough time to adopt language patterns – which only seem to come out when you are rapping. That is just mimicry mixed with plain ol’ affirmative action and branding. Oh, and a bit of novelty sprinkled in with it all too.

So yeah, K. Michelle should be offended. And quite frankly, we all should. Not because Azalea is a white girl rapping, but because she should be able to rap in her own voice and dressed in her own roots and language patterns and find an audience. And the black, brown and yes, those authentically ghetto white girls too, should not have their art, culture and identities separated from them and commodified by society, which does not want to give proper attribution or allow for them to share in the profits. And I’m not talking about mass media and the record companies. I’m talking about us folks, the consumers of these images, who continue to support the minstrelsy of poor folks from the ‘hood while simultaneously hating the actuality of their lives.