K. Michelle

Sep
18
K. Michelle Meets Mary J. Blige

K. Michelle and Mary J. Blige

K. Michelle has called Mary J. Blige one of her inspirations, and she finally got to meet her idol this week. During her visit to Power 105.1, the “Love ‘Em All” singer professed her love to the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, who happened to also be in the studio.

“Hi Mary,” said a nervous K. “I’m K. Michelle and I really love you. I really, really, really love you, and I thank you.”

“You made me want to be a singer. I thank you for everything. You are absolutely amazing,” she said with tears in her eyes.

The ladies gave each other a big hug and Mary told her, “You have an amazing voice.”

K continued praising her. “I one day hope to have half the career that you have,” she said. “You have touched so many people and to stand here with you today, that is unreal, and I just want to say thank you…and I’ma keep stalking you.”

Watch the emotional moment below.

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Sep
18
K. Michelle Blasts Lil’ Kim and Elle Varner on ‘The Breakfast Club’

K. Michelle

Fresh off the release of her new single “Love ‘Em All,” K. Michelle returned to “The Breakfast Club” on Thursday. While sipping a mimosa, the unfiltered star of VH1′s upcoming show “My Life” lashed out at her former friends Elle Varner and Lil’ Kim, and opened up about her love life.

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Sep
15
New Music: K. Michelle – ‘Love ‘Em All’

Love 'Em All

A year after releasing her debut album Rebellious Soul, K. Michelle is back and breaking hearts with her rousing single “Love ‘Em All.” The powerhouse diva flips the tables—and her sound—on the big pop-rock ballad.

“I broke another heart today / And I didn’t care, I just walked away / ‘Cause they think I love ‘em, but I love ‘em all,” she sings over the sound of pounding drums.

The “Love & Hip Hop” star is putting the finishing touches on her sophomore album, which will feature Eric Hudson, Pop & Oak, Timothy Bloom, and a surprise country duet.

“My second album is absolutely amazingly scary good, juicy, yummy,” she told Rap-Up TV. “I wanted people to know that I am a musician. This album is so musical. I feel like it’s so ahead of its time.”

She plans to release the second single, “Maybe I Should Call,” in the next two weeks, and previewed the song during an online listening session for fans.

Hear her heartbreaker anthem below.

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Aug
28
Rap-Up TV: K. Michelle Sounds Off on Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim

In addition to starring in her “Rebellious Soul” musical for VH1, K. Michelle has been putting the finishing touches on her sophomore album and readying a new VH1 reality show. But recently the “Love & Hip Hop” star has been back in the headlines for her comments about Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj.

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Aug
20
K. Michelle Brings the Drama in ‘Rebellious Soul – The Musical’

K. Michelle

K. Michelle returned to VH1 last night in “K. Michelle: Rebellious Soul – The Musical.” The “Love & Hip Hop” star shared her emotional story in the Idris Elba-directed hip-hopera set to the soundtrack of her debut album Rebellious Soul.

Divided into three acts, the dark theatrical presentation captured the lust, love, heartache, and redemption of a woman struggling to break the cycle of bad romance, with a dramatic ending you wouldn’t expect.

“I wanted to turn my album into a story,” K told Rap-Up TV. “Each of my songs tell a story about something I’ve had to go through and something I’ve done. So I said, why not take this and turn this album into a piece and turn these songs into a conversation and make you better understand a lot of my thought process behind the records.”

Watch the drama unfold on screen.

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Aug
19
Rap-Up TV: K. Michelle Is Ready to ‘Snatch Wigs’ with Sophomore Album

K. Michelle has parlayed her reality show fame into hit singles, a No. 1 album, and now a musical. The “Love & Hip Hop” alum will star in her first hip-hopera, “K. Michelle: Rebellious Soul – The Musical,” airing tonight at 10 p.m. on VH1. Directed by Idris Elba, the 30-minute special features eight songs from her debut Rebellious Soul.

Rap-Up TV caught up with the buxom beauty at her house in Los Angeles, where she resides with her two dogs, Pacer and Puff Daddy.

“I wanted to turn my album into a story,” she said. “Each of my songs tell a story about something I’ve had to go through and something I’ve done. So I said, why not take this and turn this album into a piece and turn these songs into a conversation and make you better understand a lot of my thought process behind the records.”

The Memphis songstress is also putting the finishing touches on her sophomore album with help from Eric Hudson, Pop & Oak, and Timothy Bloom. “My second album is absolutely amazingly scary good, juicy, yummy,” she said. “I’ve been working with a lot of producers that are musicians. I don’t do the beatmakers. I’m not gonna run and do what’s hot right now, no.”

The first single is due in the next two to three weeks, with the album out this fall. “It’s basically done. I’ve locked myself away. We’ll be announcing a lot coming up about it very soon.”

The album will feature a surprise country duet. “I love country music. I have a country record that we’re doing, a country feature that you’re never gonna expect,” said K. “It’s just me musically. I threw myself into it.”

She drew inspiration from some of her peers. “You study the greats and people you admire, like I loved how Christina Aguilera, each album had a sound. It had a feel. It was a different sound. Kanye’s good at that, a themed album with sounds and everything. I wanted to make sure coming back before snatching these girls’ wigs, I had to make sure that I snatched it in a manner of musicality and I wanted people to know that I am a musician. This album is so musical. I feel like it’s so ahead of its time.”

Aug
11
Video: K. Michelle – ‘Damn’

K. Michelle

Bad romance. K. Michelle falls for the wrong man in the dramatic video for “Damn.” The “Love & Hip Hop” star finds out that she’s being played, but she still can’t let go of the relationship.

“I just want him so bad that I take what he’s giving,” she sings.

The video features scenes from “K. Michelle: Rebellious Soul – The Musical,” premiering August 19 at 10 p.m. on VH1. Directed by Idris Elba, the “hip-hopera” includes eight songs from her album Rebellious Soul.

Watch love get the best of K.

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