In a new interview with B. Scott, singer K. Michelle talks candidly about her past relationship with every woman’s man crush, Idris Elba. The affair inspired many songs from her latest album, Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart.
Most fans love when their artists are open about their personal lives, however in the case of K. Michelle, she received a world wind of hate.
“We parted on mutual terms, so I never bashed him and I never will. When I sang about what it was — it was Black women. They were [tweeting] him, and were like ‘Ew, she’s not good enough for you.’ It was bad, they’d [say things] like ‘Ew, he would never,’ or ‘Ew, why are you dating someone like that?”
She also shared that the slander began long before the Idris situation. At the onset of her career, K. Michelle’s former boyfriend and manager Memphitz physically abused her. She’s always been very candid about “being dragged across a floor” amongst other mistreatment. During her stint on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, several of the cast members were also friends with Memphitz so they questioned the legitimacy of K.’s story.
“I thought it was disgusting, the backlash that I got from Black women. My whole career, the women that I fight for have been the women that attack me. And, it’s crazy — because when I told about my abuse, Black women attacked me. And they said I was a liar. And then when the reports came out, [they’d say] ’oh, I always believed you!’ That doesn’t heal that scar that you called me a liar for two years and I’m trying to be a role model.”
Unfortunately, it seems as if some people won’t let K. move on from her girlfriends on Love & Hip Hop or her industry beefs with Tamar Braxton, Coko from SWV or Azealia Banks, to name a few. We’re sure she knows the old saying, “success is best revenge” so all K. has to keep doing is creating hit records and let the music speak for itself.