All Articles Tagged "MempHitz"
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?
With the recent release of her courtroom deposition, people are really starting to question K Michelle’s story about being abused by former boyfriend Memphitz. There has been a least one major inconsistency with her story. At one point, she said he punched her. But then, when she was under oath, she said he hit her with a water bottle and dragged her across the floor, leaving carpet burns.
Whether he punched her or not, dragging someone across a carpet is still physical abuse and not something to be taken lightly. The courts will decide what to do with that situation. But in the meantime, Memphitz has alleged that the accusations K Michelle has lodged against him have negatively impacted his career and his family.
And instead of waiting on the judicial system, he posted a couple of messages on his Instagram account.
And then in the second, he takes it up a notch by threatening to release a secret tape, presumably a sex tape–because they’re all the rage these days–of K Michelle.
Shortly after the messages were posted Memphitz deleted them. Probably because they were incredibly stupid. Threatening to release a “secret tape” on someone you once dated, in some type of vindictive power play does look too good when you’re trying to prove you never exerted your physical power over her by dragging her across the living room. Not to mention, if Memphitz makes an appearance in said tape, how will Toya feel about that?
And since we’re at it, can we stop pretending that allegations of abuse from years ago are the reason Memphitz’s career is hurting? As sad of a commentary as this is, we all know and have seen in the past few months, that domestic violence, without undeniable proof, is very rarely taken seriously. It’s not like K Michelle has a whole lot of powerful friends in high places. Memphitz might want to do some reevaluation on the real reason why his career is floundering.
I don’t know if Memphitz hit K Michelle or not. But I highly doubt he’s the stand up guy people have made him out to be.
Last week, the transcript from the deposition stemming from the lawsuit filed by MempHitz against K. Michelle was published by our sister site, Bossip. During questioning, K expressed that she was never punched by the producer, which some found to be inconsistent with her previously shared accounts of the attack. Eventually, people began to express belief that the former “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star had lies about the entire incident. K recently took to Instagram to address the speculation saying:
“I’m a lot of things but a liar I’m not. For over five years I’ve been told to be quiet about my life of abuse. And I refused and still refuse to be silenced. I was not punched in the isolated assault and never claimed to be. But what I was, was drug across the room and smothered with a towel losing consciousness to the point of a black out. And having to fight my way out of the room screaming for help. I almost lost my life,” she wrote.
“No form of violence is acceptable,” she continued. “Especially if I wasn’t hitting or being the aggressor. I have NEVER lied about this. This is another attempt to silence me and another form of abuse. An attempt to gain media attention for the other party who is seeking money (because they have no income), and fame.”
She then went on to direct media attention to another outlet that published another part of the documents, which according to Karen Civil, includes MempHitz admitting to grabbing and physically restraining her.
“The truth is clearly stated in these documents. I will not give them what they want, which is time, energy and ATTENTION. No woman should ever go through this. The truth is in the papers. I won’t act as a victim, but as a survivor.”
As previously reported, K alleges that MepHitz threatened to kill her son and that she has the text messages to prove it. Both parties are due back in court on November 24.
For almost two years now, K. Michelle has said time and time again that Memphitz, her ex boyfriend and Toya Wright’s current husband, put his hands on her. You may remember, in a meeting with Rasheeda she kept saying, over and over again, ‘He beat my ass.’ She screamed it, tears streaming down her face.
And in 2012, during an interview with The Breakfast Club, she detailed the incident.
I wasn’t just sitting there innocent, but I didn’t hit him first. I did not. I didn’t do anything. He blacked out. It wasn’t just a restraining. I was smothered with a towel. He hit me in the head with a water bottle. It wasn’t nothing small. I was bruised up and bleeding. What shocked me the most was the smothering. I was crawling and climbing to get away. Once I got away he was doing it again. He yanked me. I had carpet burns. I looked in his face and it did not look like him. I was screaming, “It’s me”. After that I left.
He was texting saying “I miss you, I’m sorry, I made a mistake. I really couldn’t forgive it because then he started saying “I made you”. When he started saying he made me then I started getting mad because I did not press charges because I loved him and I didn’t want him to get in trouble. I didn’t want him to lose his job. I still loved him. I just didn’t want to be with him. It got bad when R. Kelly came in.”
And that same year, in an interview with Rolling Out, she said:
“I also hope that they are mature within their situation to let me tell what happened to me. Because you’re at a point where you’ve got it together now. When I was there, you didn’t have it together. So, you know, I’m happy. I kind of feel like Build A Bear. You build a nigga up, you get punched by him and then the muhfucka go…and you build him up, he’s a better person.”
She said it flippantly but it does represent an inconsistency in her story.
Naturally, Memphitz didn’t like being accused of domestic violence and felt it was having a negative impact on his career. So he sued K. Michelle, Mona Scott-Young’s production company and Viacom. Memphitz is asking that K. Michelle pay his attorney’s fees and cost of litigation for his troubles.
In a recent deposition, obtained by Bossip, K. Michelle detailed the incident.
‘I Was Married To Him:’ Toya Wright Feels Disrespected When People Call Her ‘Lil’ Wayne’s Baby Mama’
We were first introduced to Antonia “Toya” Wright as the mother of Lil’ Wayne’s oldest daughter; however, since her initial introduction, the reality star has gone on to marry producer Mickey “Memphitz” Wright and establish her own identity, apart from her daughter’s famous father. Though Toya and Wayne seem to have this co-parenting thing down to a science and appear to have a wonderful relationship, she recently revealed that it bothers her when people continue to refer to her as “Wayne’s baby mama,” for quite a few reasons. For one, Toya says that he has a football team of baby mamas and unlike them, she was actually married to him.
“It does [bother me] to a certain level, but I totally get it,” Toya said during an interview with Streetz 94.5. “That’s how I was introduced to the media, but it’s also a form of disrespect. For one, I was married to him. If you gonna say anything about Lil’ Wayne, don’t say baby mama because he has like what, like four of those? Say ‘ex-wife.’ Don’t address me as his ‘baby mama’ because I wasn’t that.”
The former “Tiny & Toya” star went on to say that in addition to all of that, she’s married to someone else now.
“I’m someone else’s wife now. But that’s how you pump the story up. I guess it looks better because Lil’ Wayne went to jail, so now his baby mama went to jail,” Toya said, referring to her recent run-in with the cops over a speeding ticket. “So I guess that’s what makes more sense. But sometimes yes, that annoys the hell out of me,” she continued.
No argument here. We get it, Toya.
Watch her interview on the next page. Do you agree that people should stop referring to her as “Wayne’s baby mama?”
This year was full of drama from all sides, but some celebrities took the foolishness way too far; consequently, we’ll never look at them the same again. Here are 15 famous folks we lost respect for in 2012 and who we hope can get their ish together in 2013.
Dirty lyrics are one thing, but Short crossed the line when he gave gross and probably illegal advice to young men on how to take it “to the hole.”
The details are too gross to include here and, thankfully, XXL took the video off their website shortly after this was published, but the “fatherly guidance” included graphic details on what to do with your fingers when you’re alone with a girl. I don’t know how anyone could buy another XXL or Too Short track after that.
With the exception of a few sly remarks on social media sites and a couple of radio interviews, record executive Memphitz has been fairly quiet about the drama and domestic violence allegations made by ex-girlfriend and former artist K.Michelle, quiet compared to how vocal K has been about the incident, at least. Instead he seemed to let his attorneys do most of the talking as he is suing Mona Scott Young and Viacom claiming that he was defamed on the show. While we all probably feel like we’ve heard all that we need to hear about the incident, in a recent interview with Hello Beautiful the former A&R exec. discussed an aspect of the situation that has been fairly neglected by the media – whether or not the incident has affected his marriage to Toya Wright. Check out what he had to say.
It hasn’t affected my relationship. I basically told my wife all of this and even when me and my wife were dating. I basically told her everything that I was going through with that person and the type of stuff that was going on. She was telling me all the stuff that was going on in the relationship she was in with this football player, whatever. I told her everything about this person and as soon as I got wind there was gonna be a show coming out, I told her, that’s the girl. She was like, ‘Oh.’ I used to play Michelle’s music. It wasn’t anything foreign to my wife. When it started happening, my wife was coming at me like, ‘wow you said that.’ I’m not tripping. My wife is cool. I feel that me and my wife have such great communication skills that by the time something is floating around or coming up, we’ve already discussed or joked about it.
I guess it’s a good thing that Memph and Toya can joke about things and are able to effectively communicate with one another, hopefully they aren’t laughing at the expense of a battered woman. But, it seems we will never truly know what went down that day between K.Michelle and Memphitz.
What do you think of Memphitz saying that the situation hasn’t affected his marriage at all ?
It’s been a long time coming for Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta star and R&B singer, K. Michelle. If you’ve ever taken the time to sit and watch one episode of the show you’ve probably heard at least a snippet of the Memphis native’s story. Back in 2008, she was released from her recording contract with JIVE Records due to a series of drama filled events including the alleged mismanagement of her budget by her boyfriend and producer Memphitz to the traumatic domestic disputes between the two and abuse allegations that she made against him. As if being linked to drama of that magnitude wasn’t enough, K.Michelle had also earned quite a name for herself among industry executives for being irate, difficult to worth with as well as having a short temper. Through the filming of LHHATL, it was revealed that although the singer had the talent to sing many established singers under the table, most producers were afraid to work with her because of her reputation.
Viewers felt for her as she poured her heart out on camera multiple times sharing that the abuse is what made her snap and how down on herself she felt after losing her recording contract and the man she loved in such close proximity. Despite the circumstances, K.Michelle continued to work hard in order to make her dreams come true and it seems that the singer’s hard work has finally paid off now that she has signed a pretty major record deal with Warner Brothers Records. She took to her Twitter page yesterday to announce the good news and express her gratitude.
Today was a very special day. Today I signed with Warner Brothers Records. I am a true testimony that God will make room for ur gifts.
So many people counted me out and wished bad upon me. Some if tried to destroy my name. I kept fighting and praying. Music is my life
She also discussed how she felt about getting a second chance with Singersroom.com
“I’m just really blessed to get a second chance. I have so much to sing about and so many stories to tell,” K. Michelle told Singersroom exclusively. “I may not be the most polished or prissy R&B singer, but I do feel that I am the voice of a lot of women who don’t have a voice.”
Don’t you just love happy endings? We’re very happy for K.Michelle and we’re praying she keeps that temper in her pocket this time!
Jazmine Denise is a writer living in New York. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise
Kissing And Telling Too Much: LHH’s Ariane Talks Sleeping With Memphitz And Why Some Women Need To Be Slapped
I hope “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta’s” pseudo-castmember Ariane is ready for the backlash that is sure to come her way as a result of her appearance on The Breakfast Club this morning.
Ariane is Mimi’s best friend who, up until a few minutes ago, I thought was a sensible grown woman. On the show we saw her telling Mimi, repeatedly, to leave Stevie J for the last and final time, but since she didn’t get enough shine from being on reality TV, it seems she’s taken to another method of getting some attention from the media: the art form known as kissing and telling. According to Ariane, K. Michelle isn’t the only one on LHHATL who had a relationship with producer Memphitz, but apparently K is the only one who was abused, although it would appear Ariane doesn’t have a problem with it from her take on men putting their hands on a woman. Here are a few “gems” from her interview:
Whether she dated Memphitz
He’s a very good friend of mine. We used to work together I don’t understand when sleeping with somebody constitutes dating.
Whether she’s friends with K. Michelle
Was K. Michelle mad when she found out she slept with Memphitz
Initially, but I had to tell her, I just don’t talk about things that are irrelevant. Memphitz and I happened years before her. We weren’t in a relationship, we did what we did and that was it.
Why she didn’t talk about sleeping with him on the show
That’s the thing. I don’t talk about things that aren’t relevant. He wasn’t relevant to me. For him to bring it up, why now? Are you going to talk about every other woman you slept with?
Whether Memphitz was physically abusive toward her
Absoluely not, he’s a great guy.
Does she think Memphitz abused K. Michelle
I wasn’t there…I don’t want to say I don’t believe either one of them. They both told me their stories personally.
Women mess up too. I don’t know what she did to him. I’m not saying women should be hit, but sometimes b****es need to be slapped.
Has she ever been slapped
I have. My mouth is kind of reckless sometimes.
Did she feel like she deserved it
Whether Stevie J has ever been physically abusive toward Mimi
I’m not saying anything…I’ve seen behavior that I don’t like. I will say that.
Why she doesn’t like Stevie
It’s not that I don’t like Stevie, it’s that I don’t like his ways and I know how good of a woman [Mimi] is and she deserves more than what she allows.
Will she be back next season
Check out more dirt in the clip below. What do you think about her interview?
More on Madame Noire!
- #RealTalk: The Reasons Why You Attract Douchebags
- A Note On Overanxious People Who Like To Blow Other Folk’s Relationships Up: Can We Live?!
- Are We As A People Really Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago?
- Nene Has Some Much-Needed Advice For Evelyn: “Be Quiet”
- Are We As A People Really Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago?
- Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making of “Do The Right Thing”
- We’re Listening! Oprah’s Mane Man Andre Walker Discusses The 10 Hair Products Every Woman Should Own
If you thought that little, okay that huge, $1 per viewer, per episode lawsuit Memphitz dropped on Viacom and Monami Entertainment yesterday was going to hush up K. Michelle, you were wrong. Memphitz came for the producers behind VH1’s show “Love & Hip-Hop” claiming K. Michelle’s allegations of domestic abuse at his hands have defamed his name, but K. Michelle isn’t the least bit worried according to a statement she sent to TMZ. She told the site:
“I’ve always been told that the truth shall set you free. I stand behind my story 100%. I came on the ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ show mainly because I wanted to give a voice and bring light to a very serious issue.”
“I am very grateful to VH1 and Monami Ent. for the opportunity to tell my story, and touch lives worldwide … I look forward to having my day in court and finally having the truth of my story confirmed in a court of law.”
“Hopefully others will not have to go through this and then have their stories challenged to this degree because people now want to try to salvage whatever reputation they may have had.”
Sounds like this is something K. Michelle has been waiting on. I doubt the show’s producers are as enthusiastic about this day in court (which will likely never happen) as she is, although they had to see this coming — and no doubt have the cameras ready to capture this story line for season 2.
K. Michelle better start gathering that proof she claims she has of Memphitz’ abuse. Last month she told JustTheFab.com that Memphitz admitted to people at the record label that he put his hands on her. She also says she has text message conversations about the abuse. If that’s the case she probably is looking forward to putting everything all out in the open and no longer having to be the one to defend herself. Rasheeda might want to get that apology ready…maybe.
Do you think K. Michelle has anything to worry about with this lawsuit?
More on Madame Noire!
- Did You Know!? 9 Our Favorite Celebs of Cuban Descent (And Some Surprises!)
- That Is Not Normal! The Glorification Of Dysfunctional Relationships
- The Thirst Files: Nothing’s Wrong With A Little E-Flirting Between Two Married People, Right?
- Just Another Sad Love Song: The Soundtrack to My Love Life
- You Don’t Have To Be Wonder Woman: The Importance of Vulnerability In Relationships
- Signs He Will NEVER Be Into You
- Single Black Male: The 5 Steps to Approaching A Woman