K. Michelle stopped by Ebro in the Morning on Monday to promote her new album, Kimberly: The People I Used to Know. However, most of the conversation wasn’t focused on the music. Instead, surprisingly, it was about her health and body confidence.
The 33-year-old visited while under the weather and admitted that in 2017, her body had been through the wringer due to a variety of things, including poor eating habits (as in, not eating often enough, nor healthy enough) and little sleep. There were also serious issues, including an incorrect lupus diagnosis and going through in vitro fertilization.
“This year was really a rough health year for me. I had to be like knocked down,” she said.
But her focus as of late, in terms of dealing with her health and body, has been on loving herself — her natural self. It’s something she’s spoken openly about before, but has been speaking on a lot more lately after the media caught wind of a song on her new album called “Kim K.” The singer says that she wishes she could be the reality star so that she could be praised for being a Black woman, as Kardashian has been lauded for curves and other features often synonymous with women of color. However, on the flip, Black women are criticized for the same looks. K. Michelle said that insecurity about such issues caused her to alter her own body, but she’s currently working to remove the implants in her backside. For real this time.
“I think it was a trend for me. January 12, I literally have to lay down again to get these foreign objects out of my body,” she said. “People don’t talk about that. We all go to the same doctor. It’s the same doctor everybody in the industry go to, the same doctor to get their butt done. And now, we’ve lost weight, we’re having kids and things like that, and our butt has went another direction as well. Now you got to correct it. Now you got to go fix it. I was altering it, but now I’m getting it completely out on the 12th of January.”
K said that she was already shapely, but felt that she needed more. Now she wants a whole lot less.
“I had a big a–. I already had one. It was insecurity,” she said. “I was like, ‘I want a big a–, I want some titties, I want some teeth. This is what I wanna do.’ I just did it. It felt good. It was a temporary bandage on some issues with me and it felt good at the moment. Now I just want to be me, who my mama made me. This thing is heavy and I want it off, and I want my butt back. I would tell my little girls, you might see some changes and some things you want to do to yourself, but think long and hard because this is what I did and this is what I had to do and spend all that money to reverse it just to get back to me.”
But for the record, there is one thing she’s altered about herself that she is quite happy with.
“My boobs. I love my boobs. I love them. I’ve never touched my face. That’s been a thing: ‘She did her face.’ I’ve never touched my face.”
This isn’t the first time K has spoken on her desire to ditch her butt implants. Back in 2015, she said that she was interested in doing something about them so that she could have a better chance at transitioning into film.
“For me, I want my normal shape back,” she said at the time. “For me, and my career right now, and me doing business — like really being on the frontline in business — I don’t need to have a man looking down at my a– when I’m trying to talk numbers. I don’t need to not be able to get the role. Like, I wanna be in ‘Jurassic Park’! Let me be in ‘Jurassic Park’! I don’t need to not be able to run through Jurassic Park because my a– is too heavy. Before the dinosaurs come to eat me, I need to be able to go!”
Not much changed after that interview, but we’ll see if 2018 is truly the year K gets back to the person, and the body she used to know.