K. Michelle

Video: K. Michelle – ‘Can’t Raise a Man’

K. Michelle

K. Michelle offers some words of wisdom to women everywhere in the Benny Boom-directed video for “Can’t Raise a Man,” the second single off her debut Rebellious Soul.

The R&B songstress performs against a lush backdrop as her fellow females put up with cheating, abuse, and drug use from their men. But no matter how hard they try, they realize that it’s too late to change a grown man’s behavior.

Her mixtape Still No Fucks Given drops on Valentine’s Day featuring remixes to Frank Ocean’s “We All Try” and August Alsina’s “I Luv This Shit.”

On February 21, K will hit the road with Robin Thicke on his North American tour.

Watch her cautionary tale below.

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New Music: K. Michelle – ‘I Don’t Believe’

I Don't Believe

On Valentine’s Day, K. Michelle will release her highly-anticipated mixtape Still No Fucks Given. The R&B songstress shares some candid confessions on the first offering, “I Don’t Believe,” a cover of Frank Ocean’s “We All Try.” She flips the lyrics, singing about her single status and even throws shade at the competition.

“I don’t believe in you / Your album sales ain’t true / I believe strippers should get health insurance too,” sings K.

She also addresses her Grammy snub: “I don’t believe the Grammys didn’t nominate me / I’m a little ratchet, but my music’s everything.”

The “Love & Hip Hop” star recently announced her departure from the series and will start filming her own VH1 show “No New Friends” this month.

On February 21, she will hit the road with Robin Thicke on his North American tour.

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K. Michelle Sets Valentine’s Day Release for ‘Still No F**ks Given’ Mixtape

K. Michelle

Forget the roses and box of chocolates. This Valentine’s Day, K. Michelle plans to give her fans her mixtape Still No Fucks Given.

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New Music: K. Michelle f/ August Alsina – ‘V.S.O.P. (Remix)’

August Alsina and K. Michelle

Following remixes with Jeezy and Rick Ross, K. Michelle pours up one more remix to her hit “V.S.O.P.” featuring August Alsina. The “I Luv This S**t” crooner caters to his lady with his seductive flow.

“You gon’ get the best of your life/ Promise you that I’ll get you right,” sings August, whose full-length debut is due in early 2014.

Cap off your Christmas with their very special duet.

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Video: K. Michelle – ‘Christmas Night’

Christmas Night

It will be a blue Christmas for K. Michelle. The Memphis songstress sings about lost love in the live performance video for her holiday single “Christmas Night,” which premiered on “106 & Park.”

“Everybody isn’t always happy on Christmas,” she said. “Some people, they reminisce on the loved ones that they lost. Some people reminisce on things they never got for Christmas.”

The song is available on iTunes as part of her two-song holiday bundle, which also includes a cover of “O Come All Ye Faithful.”

During her appearance on “106,” K also announced that she will join Robin Thicke on his North American tour, starting February 21 in Atlanta.

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K. Michelle ‘Hurt’ by Grammy Snub

K. Michelle

K. Michelle returned home to VH1 for a performance and interview on Thursday. Rocking a new short hairdo, the “Love & Hip-Hop” star sat down with Carrie Keagan on “Big Morning Buzz Live” to discuss her dating life and snub at the Grammys. When nominations were announced earlier this month, the R&B singer was shut out of all categories.

“The line was too long at Western Union. I was doing a little Christmas shopping, so I didn’t make it,” she said. “But people are entitled to their opinion. This is my first album. I’m a new artist, not a self-proclaimed new artist, really a new artist. So with that being said, I just feel like there’s a lot of time for it.”

While she admits to being disappointed, she is using it as motivation. “I was a little hurt, but I truly feel like with my gift and my ability to write songs that touch people, that there’s always next year. That’s what we’ll aim for. We’ll just work even harder.”

The star of VH1′s upcoming show “No New Friends” has been dating, but she’s not so quick to give up the goods. “It’s gonna take a special man,” said K, who recently bought a house in New York. “I just don’t want to give all my goodies away to undeserving creatures.”

She also shared a tip for the ladies. “Apple cider vinegar works,” she said. “They say it’s supposed to tighten it and make it friendly.”

She didn’t leave without performing her new single “Can’t Raise a Man” off her album Rebellious Soul.

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Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, K. Michelle, & Wale Perform at Soul Train Awards

K. Michelle

There were tears, tributes, and plenty of thrills when the Soul Train Awards 2013 aired last night on BET and Centric. Hosted by Anthony Anderson, this year’s show paid homage to the soul soundtrack of the ’90s, with performances from today’s brightest stars and the legends before them.

Jennifer Hudson kicked off the two-and-a-half hour show at Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena with her new single “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel),” accompanied by Evelyn “Champagne” King, Chaka Khan, and T.I.

An emotional Tamar Braxton picked up two awards for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award and later performed a medley including “Love and War,” “The One,” and “All the Way Home.”

Best New Artist winner K. Michelle delivered a very special performance of “Can’t Raise a Man” and “V.S.O.P.,” while Wale teamed up with Mint Condition’s Stokley Williams for a mash-up of Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues” and “LoveHate Thing.”

Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Keith Sweat brought down the house with a medley of his greatest hits including “Make It Last Forever,” for which he was joined by Faith Evans.

Dionne Warwick was honored with the Legend Award and received a star-studded salute from Ron Isley, Ruben Studdard, Chrisette Michelle, Gladys Knight, and “American Idol” winner Candice Glover.

Slick Rick, Warren G, Dougie E. Fresh, and Big Daddy Kane brought back memories with an old school hip-hop medley, while the “Blue-Eyed Soul” set starred Jon B., Bobby Caldwell, Dave Koz, and Vanilla Ice, who had the crowd in its feet with “Ice Ice Baby.”

Other big winners included Kendrick Lamar (Album of the Year), Janelle Monáe (Video of the Year for “Q.U.E.E.N.”), Robin Thicke (Song of the Year for “Blurred Lines”), and Ashanti (Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance for “Never Should Have”).

Watch highlights from the show below.

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