12.1.2017

New Music: K. Michelle – ‘Kim K’

K. Michelle takes on the Kardashians with “Kim K,” a Tupac-inspired single off her forthcoming album, Kimberly: The People I Used to Know.

Over a piano sample of DeBarge’s “A Dream,” which ‘Pac famously used on “I Ain’t Mad at Cha,” K. Michelle sings about one of the most famous families in showbiz.

“Wish I could be a Kardashian so I could be black,” she sings. “Put my face over ‘Pac, wear my braids to the back / Throw a filter on that, ’cause ain’t shit real / And ain’t shit funny, so fuck how you feel!”

The lines reference criticism of the Kardashian-Jenner family’s appropriation of black culture as well as the Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. shirts that Kylie and Kendall Jenner tried to sell. The sisters apologized following legal threats and outrage.

Later on the track, K. Michelle references Blac Chyna, following her legal disputes with the Kardashian family that she nearly married into. “I gotta fuck with Blac Chyna,” she sings. “She’s such a lion, no Tyga / She’s just a constant reminder / Ni**as will sponsor vagina.”

“Kim K” is the latest release from K. Michelle’s upcoming album Kimberly: The People I Used to Know. Featuring Chris Brown (“Either Way”), Jeremih (“Takes Two”), and Princess Nokia (“Princess Nokia Outro”), the anxiously-awaited album is due Dec. 8.